Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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FXUS65 KREV 222228
AFDREV

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
228 PM PST Tue Jan 22 2019

SYNOPSIS...

Quiet weather with mostly generally light winds, dry conditions, and
temperatures warming to above average expected through the end of
January.

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.SHORT TERM...

A quieter weather pattern will be in store this week as high
pressure remains anchored across the eastern Pacific Ocean. A weak
system will slide along the periphery of the ridge this evening and
provide increased clouds and low chances for a light isolated shower
near the southern Oregon border.

Breezy northerly winds will prevail through Wednesday evening along
Sierra ridgetops as ridging builds and slides eastward. This will
help strengthen valley inversions on Thursday before another dry
shortwave system approaches on Friday and helps improve mixing.
Overall looking for a gradual increase in temperatures back into the
50s across western Nevada and with upper 40s in the Sierra. Fuentes


.LONG TERM...Saturday through Tuesday...

High pressure and valley inversions will largely characterize the
extended forecast from the weekend into early next week. With high
pressure building along the Pacific coast, inversions will be
strongest Saturday and Sunday.

By early next week, a couple of dry, weak slider-type waves are
expected to pass through the region and deform the upper ridge
pattern somewhat. While precipitation chances are pretty much
nil, the waves will aid in briefly improving mixing conditions
Monday and Tuesday while increasing high clouds. Surface winds
are not expected to be very breezy, but easterly winds along
Sierra ridges could become a little gusty next week. Boyd

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions will continue for much of the foreseeable
future, as high pressure has moved into the region. The only
exception is possible FZFG overnight in the Sierra terminals,
especially KTRK for the next few days.

Light winds will also continue for the next few days. Ridge top
observations show slightly elevated winds there, but they will
continue to decrease through the afternoon. The turbulence threat
will decrease along with the winds. CL

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.REV Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NV...None.
CA...None.

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