Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Las Vegas, NV

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FXUS65 KVEF 040853

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
1253 AM PST Mon Mar 4 2024

.SYNOPSIS...Winds will be lighter for the upcoming work week while
high temperatures warm back to seasonal levels by Tuesday. The next
system is slated to bring unsettled weather to the area mid week but
significant rain, snow, and wind are not a concern at this time.

.SHORT TERM...Today through Tuesday.

Southwest winds will continue to decrease across southern Nevada and
northwest Arizona early this morning and speeds will be less than 10
mph for most sites before noon. Winds will be slower to decrease
across San Bernardino County but gusts should drop below 40 mph by
mid morning and will gradually diminish through the afternoon hours
and finally become light overnight into Tuesday morning. Westerly
flow aloft will transition to a brief ridge over the region Tuesday
with periods of high clouds moving overhead ahead of a trough
approaching the West Coast. Temperatures today will be similar to
readings from Sunday then highs climb 4-6 degrees Tuesday for most
sites and return to seasonal normal with highs in the upper 60s to
lower 70s across the desert zones.

.LONG TERM...Wednesday through Sunday.

A shortwave trough off the West Coast will progress inland on
Wednesday into Thursday.  This feature will spread shower chances
across the Sierra and higher elevations of the Southern Great Basin
Wednesday afternoon and evening, shifting into Northwest Arizona and
Lincoln County on Thursday.  Some light mountain snow above 6000
feet is also likely, but overall - not expecting any significant
weather impacts with this impulse. By Friday, the shortwave will be
moving east of  the area with a shortwave ridge build in its wake.
This will allow for rebounding temperatures heading into the weekend
with northerly breezes down the Colorado River Valley.

.AVIATION...For Harry Reid...No operationally significant clouds,
winds, or weather expected through Tuesday. Southerly winds will
begin to increase Wednesday.

For the rest of southern Nevada, northwest Arizona and southeast
California...Westerly winds gusting 40 to 50 knots will continue
through this evening over the Sierra crest and in the Barstow and
Morongo Basin areas before diminishing. Lower ceilings and terrain
obscuration in parts of Lincoln and Mohave counties will finally
clear out this afternoon. No operationally significant clouds,
winds, or weather expected Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...Spotters are encouraged to report
any significant weather or impacts according to standard operating



LONG TERM...Outler

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