Weather Service Report

FXUS65 KLKN 230913

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
113 AM PST Sun Feb 23 2020

.SYNOPSIS...It will be mostly sunny today with mild temperatures
and afternoon breezes. A cold front will move through the area 
tonight and into Monday morning bringing a few light snow showers
to northern Elko County. Breezy northwest winds are expected on
Monday, with a bit cooler temperatures for Monday and Tuesday. 
There will be a warming trend through the remainder of the week
along with continued dry conditions.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Tuesday afternoon

Today will be a dry day with mostly sunny skies and above normal 
temperatures in the 50's to the lower 60's in the warmer valleys. 
Bumped high temperatures up a bit for today with the NBM running a
few degrees cool lately. It will also be a bit breezy this 
afternoon ahead of a cold front that will move through the state 
this evening through Monday morning. There may be a few snow 
showers in northern Elko county as the front passes through. 
Breezy northwest winds are expected later tonight through Monday 
behind the front in the eastern half of Nevada, though will remain
below advisory thresholds. Highs will be about 5-10 degrees 
cooler on Monday behind the cold front. Northwest flow will 
continue on Tuesday bringing similar temperatures as Monday with 
continued dry conditions and lighter winds. 

.LONG TERM...Tuesday night through next Friday.

Much of the long term is continuing to be dominated by a large
upper level ridge in the mid to upper levels. Confidence is
increasing that this will bring several days of dry and benign
weather across northern and central Nevada. In addition, this 
will allow for high temperatures to warm to well above normal for
late February. By the mid to latter portions of the week, this 
will mean highs in the mid 50s to low 60s for many valley 
locations. Winds under the ridge will be rather light with limited
cloud cover. This pattern will put much of central and northern 
Nevada further into a water year deficit through the end of the 

A change in the pattern may occur during next weekend with the
possible return of colder and wet weather as the ridge progress
eastward and a trough enters Western CONUS. 


.AVIATION...VFR at all terminals for the next 24 hours. There will
be gusty winds during the day for all terminals. 





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