Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
130 PM PDT Sat Jul 4 2020

.SYNOPSIS...Temperatures will hover around seasonal averages
through the upcoming week with continued dry conditions and
afternoon breezes creating periods of high fire danger.
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.DISCUSSION...through next Friday.

The pattern remains much the same through the upcoming week with
the region in the big squeeze - stuck between high pressure to the
southeast and low pressure to the northwest, resulting in dry
southwest flow for the area. As shortwaves move through the
attendant long wave trough in the northwest US, breezy afternoons
will become at least locally windy - with Tuesday looking like the
windiest afternoon in the forecast.

Towards the end of next week, still a lot of model spread as to
where the rebounding high ends up, whether that is somewhere in
the Desert Southwest or in the Southern Plains, which would result
in either continued dry west to southwest flow, or a more
southerly flow.
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.FIRE WEATHER...Continued dry conditions and breezy afternoons
will maintain elevated fire weather conditions over much of the
upcoming week. Tuesday looks like the windiest day with critical
conditions across southern Nevada and northwest Arizona where a
Fire Weather Watch as been issued, bookended by poor recovery
both Monday night and Tuesday night.
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.AVIATION...For McCarran...Winds will become more southerly over the
next hour or so and pick up to 8-12 knots gusting around 20 knots.
Direction should primarily be from 160-200 degrees. This evening
gusts will die down and winds will shift more southwesterly. Speeds
should remain up around 8-11 knots through late tonight before light
and variable winds settle in Sunday morning. Southerly winds are
expected develop once again Sunday afternoon at around 10 knots.
Temps remain above normal to start the week.

For the rest of southern Nevada, northwest Arizona and southeast
California...South to southwest winds will prevail this afternoon
with gusts of 15-20 knots possible through this evening. Winds will
follow diurnal trends tonight through tomorrow morning before south
to southwest winds take over once again during the afternoon
at similar speeds to today.
&&

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

$$

DISCUSSION...Steele
AVIATION...Guillet

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