Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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FXUS65 KLKN 282126

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
226 PM PDT Mon Sep 28 2020

.SYNOPSIS...Strong high pressure keeps the region dry with another
warming trend. Afternoon temperatures return to the 80s Tuesday
and Wednesday.


.SHORT TERM...Tonight through Wednesday.
Amplified high pressure is centered over Oregon. Surface wind is
out of the northeast today with light breezes 10-15 mph. This is
keeping temperatures relatively cool with readings in the lower to
mid 70s across most valleys this afternoon. Northeast gradient
flow weakens tonight with light gradients expected on Tuesday.
Cool readings for one more night with the colder valleys dropping
into the upper 20s. Nothing but sunshine allows for plenty of
surface heating and highs return to the 80s Tuesday afternoon and
a few degrees warmer on Wednesday. Current pattern keeps the
California wildfires smoke out of our area.

.LONG TERM...Wednesday night through next Monday. The long term
models are all in agreement for a continued dry period. An
unseasonably strong ridge of high pressure will build over the
Great Basin later this week to bring exceptionally warm
daytime temperatures to the region, light winds...and no
precipitation. The ridge will weaken a bit by next weekend,
perhaps offering some cooler temperatures, but still above
average for this time of year. High temperatures will be in the
80s. Low temperatures will range from the mid 30s to the mid 40s.


.AVIATION...Clear skies and VFR conditions will prevail at KWMC
KBAM KEKO KELY and KTPH through Tuesday afternoon. The usual
overnight drainage winds can be expected at KTPH and KELY.


Dry weather prevails for the next several days. Humidity values
will be 10 percent or less each afternoon. Fire weather conditions
remain subcritical as surface wind will be 10 mph or less.




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