Area Forecast Discussion
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AFDREV

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
302 AM PDT Thu Jun 21 2018

.SYNOPSIS...

Above average temperatures with dry conditions will prevail through
next week. Another breezy afternoon today with lighter winds
Friday and Saturday. Thunderstorm risks remain very low through
next week.



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.DISCUSSION...

Dry conditions with above average temperatures expected for the
foreseeable future (i.e., through next week). Dry westerly flow
with troughs brushing by the region will keep moisture from moving
into the area, and will keep thunderstorms out of the forecast
through next week.

Temperatures will be around 6-10 degrees above average with the
hottest temperatures currently forecast for the beginning of next
week. Temperatures in the warmest W. Nevada valleys will reach
near 100 degrees, but the heat isn`t expected to be remarkable.
Troughs moving through the Pacific Northwest will keep the ridge
from building directly over the Sierra or western Nevada for any
extended period of time.

Another breezy afternoon today with overall wind speeds a little
less than yesterday. Very dry conditions will coincide with the
near average afternoon zephyr wind today, for more info check out
the fire weather section below. Lighter north flow can be expected
Friday and Saturday with light winds on Sunday. Near average
afternoon breezes will return next week with. -Zach



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.AVIATION...
VFR through the weekend with some W-NW winds gusts to 20 kts at
terminals from 18-03Z. Light winds Friday with more N-NW winds for
the weekend around 10 kts. Typical afternoon west to southwest winds
return for next week. X

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.FIRE WEATHER...

The dry slot is here as advertised. RH has dropped to 10% on the
slopes of the Tahoe Basin with Homewood RAWS at 8% and Knox at 11%.
the Walker RAWS remains at 4%!! Other thermal belt locations are not
quite as dry and 20-30%. Winds also have not quite decoupled in some
mid slopes and are gusting to 20 mph.

The overall idea for the next several days has not changed. A
typical zephyr today with gusts 20-25 mph from the west then light
and slope drive winds Friday. More north winds for the weekend then
a return of the zephyr next week which may be enhanced at times. The
very dry air remains for the next 24-36 hours before modifying a bit
this weekend with it only being typically dry. Then another mass of
dry air likely returns Monday night with very poor recovery and low
daytime RH. This will only continue the rapid drying of fuels that
has been observed over the past week. X

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