FXUS65 KLKN 171003

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
203 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will remain over the Great Basin region
producing dry weather until mid next week. A storm system will
bring further snow and colder temperatures to the region
Wednesday. This system will be followed by another stretch of
drier weather.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Tuesday. A period of dry and calm
weather will be the norm as a ridge builds across the region. This
period will be accompanied by a warming trend that will see the
highs go from the 30s today to the 40s and 50s by Tuesday. The
skies will be mostly sunny initially but clouds will begin to
intrude into the region late Monday as the next storm system moves
ample moisture into the region. With the warming temperatures
there will be the chance for some early morning fog this will
however be tempered by the increasing cloud cover.

.LONG TERM...Tuesday night through next Saturday. Models are in
pretty good agreement with dry conditions Tuesday. The next system
approaches from the northwest early on Wednesday. At this time
most valley locations are expected to receive between a half inch
and two inches of snow next Wednesday with showers ending from NW
to SE Wednesday evening and night. Some discrepancies late next
week, but in general dry Thursday through Christmas with below
normal temperatures due to a northerly flow aloft.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions expected at all terminals today.




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