829  
FXUS65 KLKN 241000  
AFDLKN  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV  
200 AM PST WED FEB 24 2021  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A QUICK MOVING SYSTEM WILL BRING SOME LIGHT SNOW TO  
NORTHEASTERN AND EASTERN NV TODAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL ALSO BRING  
GUSTY WINDS ACROSS THE REGION WITH NORTHERN NYE SEEING ADVISORY  
LEVEL WINDS. ANOTHER SYSTEM IS IN STORE FOR THIS FRIDAY AND  
SATURDAY BRINGING ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW AND WINDS.  
 

 
   
SHORT TERM
 
TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY.  
 
A QUICK MOVING SYSTEM IS PASSING THROUGH NV TODAY BRINGING A COLD  
ACROSS THE REGION. THIS SYSTEM DOESN'T HAVE MUCH MOISTURE  
ASSOCIATED WITH IT WHICH WILL LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SHOWERS. THESE  
SHOWERS ARE MAINLY GOING TO BE IN NORTHEASTERN AND EASTERN NV  
TODAY WITH THE MOUNTAINS HAVING THE BEST CHANCE AT SEEING  
PRECIPITATION. ANY ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOWFALL WILL BE LIMITED WITH  
JARBIDGE RANGE HAVING THE ONLY REAL CHANCE OF SEEING ANY  
MEANINGFUL SNOWFALL. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE PACKING SOME WINDS  
HOWEVER WITH GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE SILVER STATE.  
NORTHERN NYE WILL SEE THE STRONGEST WINDS WITH AN WIND ADVISORY IN  
EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM. COLDER AIR WILL PASS THROUGH THE REGION  
WITH THIS SYSTEM WITH HIGHS EXPECTED MAINLY IN THE 30S TO 40S.  
OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL REALLY SEE A DROP WITH SINGLE DIGITS TO TEENS  
EXPECTED ACROSS THE SILVER STATE. JUST AS FAST AS THIS SYSTEM  
ARRIVED IT WILL LEAVE BY THIS EVENING. THIS WILL LEAD TO THURSDAY  
AND EARLY FRIDAY HAVING DRY AND FAIR WEATHER. TEMPERATURES WILL  
BRIEFLY WARM BACK INTO THE 40S FOR MOST AREAS WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS  
RETURNING TO THE 20S. THIS FAIR WEATHER WILL PROVE TO BE TRANSIENT  
IN NATURE AS WELL AS ANOTHER SYSTEM IMPACTS THE REGION STARTING  
ON FRIDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL MAINLY IMPACT NORTHEASTERN NV ON  
FRIDAY WITH SNOW SHOWERS. THESE SHOWERS ARE LOOKING TO BE ON THE  
LIGHTER SIDE BUT CAN CAUSE A COUPLE INCHES FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND  
UNDER AN INCH FOR NORTHER ELKO VALLEYS. THIS SYSTEM WILL ALSO  
BRING GUSTY WINDS TO THE REGION WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS BEING IN  
NORTHERN NV THIS TIME AROUND. FRIDAY ITSELF WILL BE A WARM DAY  
WITH HIGHS IN THE 40S AND 50S. THE COLD AIR WITH THE SYSTEM WILL  
BE DELAYED A BIT AND SHOULD IMPACT THE REGION LATER ON SATURDAY.  
   
LONG TERM
 
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY.  
 
TROF AND ITS COLD FRONT CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH NEVADA ON FRIDAY  
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION BY THE END OF  
SATURDAY STILL APPEAR TO BE LIGHT, WITH VALLEYS LOOKING TO  
RECEIVE LESS THEN AN INCH OF SNOW. THE JARBIDGE/INDEPENDENCE RANGE  
WILL ONCE AGAIN HAVE A BETTER CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATIONS, WHERE 2-5  
INCHES OF NEW SNOW COULD FALL OVER THE PERIOD. IT WILL BE BREEZY  
TO WINDY IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT ON SATURDAY  
AFTERNOON AND HIGHS WILL BE MAINLY IN THE 30'S.  
 
DRYING WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AS SOME  
RIDGING ATTEMPTS TO BUILD IN. HIGHS WILL BE WARMING A LITTLE, FROM  
THE MID 30'S TO THE MID 40'S AFTER A COOLER MORNING LOW MAINLY IN  
THE TEENS, THOUGH COLDEST VALLEYS COULD DIP INTO THE SINGLE  
DIGITS.  
 
DETAILS ON THE WEATHER FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY IS A LITTLE  
MUDDLED, BUT THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO IS FOR RIDGING TO CONTINUE  
WITH TEMPERATURES RISING ABOVE NORMAL. THE CANADIAN MODEL AND ITS  
WETTER SOLUTION IS INFLUENCING THE NBM BY BRINGING SOME POPS INTO  
THIS PERIOD AND THE FORECAST WILL GO WITH THIS SINCE IT IS DAY 6  
AND 7, THOUGH WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF FUTURE RUNS DRY OUT THIS  
PERIOD.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
VFR CONDITIONS SHOULD PREVAIL THROUGH THE PERIOD. A  
COLD FRONT SWEEPS INTO NORTHERN NEVADA PRODUCING BRIEF PERIODS OF  
MVFR CIGS AT KEKO IN SNOW SHOWERS BETWEEN 15Z-21Z WEDNESDAY.  
AREAS OF OBSCURED MOUNTAINS CAN BE EXPECTED ON ANY ROUTES ACROSS  
NE NV IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. STRONG WINDS WITH GUSTS  
REACHING 40KTS ARE EXPECTED AT KTPH FROM 18Z-24Z WEDNESDAY. GUSTY  
WINDS ARE EXPECTED AT ALL OTHER TAF SITES BUT GUSTS TO 25KTS TO  
30KTS.  
 

 
   
LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
WIND ADVISORY FROM NOON TO 7 PM PST WEDNESDAY FOR NORTHEASTERN  
NYE COUNTY-NORTHWESTERN NYE COUNTY.  
 

 
 

 
 
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