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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Elko Nevada
309 am PST Fri Nov 15 2019

Synopsis...more mid and high elevation clouds today with
temperatures remaining well above normal. Portions of northern
Elko County may see some brief shower activity this evening into
early Saturday. Otherwise dry across northern and central Nevada
through the weekend with high temperatures in the valley areas
near 60 each afternoon.


Short through Sunday. Weak near-zonal flow aloft
today with Nevada wedged between trough energy to our north and a
weak low developing near Baja California. In general, partly to mostly
cloudy today across northern and central Nevada with continued well
above normal temperatures as most valley locations warm into the
low 60, roughly 15-20 degrees above normal. Dry conditions persist
today, however there is a chance for some light precipitation
tonight over and near the Jarbidge Mountains in far northern Elko
County. Fewer clouds this weekend as high pressure once again
builds in from the west. Temperatures will remain well above
normal Saturday and Sunday with highs in valley locations near 60
degrees each afternoon.

Long term...Sunday night through Thursday. High pressure west of
the California coast breaks down and allows an upstream trough to
dig southeast. There is model spread on the track of this digging
trough, but appears to be good consensus that a closed low
circulation forms over Southern California and tracks across the
lower Colorado River Basin on Thursday. Initially, some mixed rain
and snow showers form over northeast Nevada by Tuesday night but
extends into central Nevada Wednesday and Thursday. Best quantitative precipitation forecast in
our forecast area will be over Great Basin National Park. Before
the front arrives, temperatures continue to be mild into Tuesday,
then expect significant cooling Wednesday and Thursday. This cool
down brings the region to climatology or seasonal values.


Aviation...VFR at all terminals for the next 24 hours.


Lkn watches/warnings/advisories...none.


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