Weather Service Report

FXUS65 KLKN 150955

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
255 AM PDT Mon Oct 15 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Dry conditions under mostly clear skies will persist 
through this week. Temperatures will warm back up close to normal
by Tuesday with a possible storm system affecting the area early
next week.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Tuesday. Dry conditions along with
moderating temperatures are expected today under clear skies. 
Winds will be light from the northeast for the most part with some
gusty afternoon winds across northern Nye and White Pine 
counties. Otherwise, temperatures rebound close to normal into 60s
by Tuesday.

.LONG TERM...Tuesday night through next Monday.

Closed lows overlain by east-west ridges are always handled badly
by the models resulting in a low confidence forecast concerning
weather systems by the end of the week. At this juncture... 
continuity is best. Therefore very few changes to previous 
forecast. Mid week models hinted at very, very low pops over 
central Nevada but there is much doubt. In the end of the long 
range, next Monday and beyond, some precip might edge north into 
White Pine and northeast Nye Counties, but not money is on this, 
yet. Either ghost pops or zero through the entire long range. 
Temps normal to slightly above normal, perhaps...


.AVIATION...VFR conditions expected all stations through Tuesday.


.FIRE WEATHER...Single digit dewpoints within a very dry air mass
draped over Nevada will result in very low daytime relative
humidity for the western two-thirds of the state this afternoon.
Gusty afternoon winds from the east and northeast are expected 
across zones 457 and 455 today but will remain under critical 
levels. Otherwise, light winds will occur across the majority of
the area.





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