Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS65 KVEF 210906 AFDVEF Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Las Vegas NV 206 AM PDT Sat Apr 21 2018 .SYNOPSIS...A dry and warm weather pattern will hold over the region through the weekend and much of next week. && .SHORT TERM...
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through Monday night. Quiet weather coming up for a change as high pressure builds in. The next storm system passes by well to the north Monday night before digging over the Rockies, instead of sweeping through the Desert Southwest as the previous several have done. Thus, the main concern will be temperatures, as the warming trend which began in earnest yesterday continues through Monday, when highs will be in the 90s at KLAS, nearing 100 down the Colorado River, and over 100 in Death Valley. Expect no significant winds through the period. .LONG TERM...Tuesday through Saturday. Persistent ridge will remain over the area through mid next week with temperatures near 10 degrees above seasonal normals. High clouds will spill over the ridge on Tuesday and Wednesday but with a slight breeze from the south to southwest these clouds shouldn`t limit max temps very much. Closed low churning off the West coast on Wednesday will slowly lift northeastward towards the Pac Northwest Thursday and Friday. Models are not in good agreement with the degree to which the ridge over the local area will weaken as a result of approaching low and also in how much moisture the low can successfully advect over the area. Currently, the impacts look to be minimal through Friday night with breezy, south to southwest winds and isolated, higher elevation precip over the southern Sierra towards the end of next week.
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For McCarran...No significant winds or clouds expected through the weekend. For the rest of southern Nevada, northwest Arizona and southeast California...Expect mostly clear skies and winds under 15 knots through the weekend, except west winds possibly reaching 20 knots in the Barstow area Sunday evening and night.
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&& .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...Spotters are encouraged to report any significant weather according to standard operating procedures. && $$ SHORT TERM/AVIATION...Morgan LONG TERM...Guillet For more forecast information...see us on our webpage: or follow us on Facebook and Twitter is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.