354  
FXUS65 KLKN 262247  
AFDLKN  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV  
247 PM PST WED FEB 26 2020  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
HIGH PRESSURE BRINGS MILD WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY. A  
COLD FRONT SWEEPS ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY AND  
BRINGS A SOME RAIN OR SNOW TO THE REGION. COOLER WEATHER IS  
EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
 

 
   
SHORT TERM
 
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.  
HIGH PRESSURE COVERS THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY BUT MOVES  
DOWNSTREAM FRIDAY. THE NEXT TWO DAYS WILL BE SEASONABLY MILD WITH  
VALLEY AREAS WARMING INTO THE 60S ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. APPROACHING  
TROUGH AMPLIFIES AS IT GETS CLOSER TO THE COAST AND IT IS LIKELY  
A CLOSED LOW WILL FORM OVER CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BY SUNDAY. SURFACE  
FRONT DEVELOPS ACROSS NORTHERN NEVADA ON SATURDAY WITH AN  
INCREASING CHANCE OF SHOWERS FORMING ACROSS HUMBOLDT AND ELKO  
COUNTIES. BREEZY WSW WINDS FORM IN ADVANCE OF THE SURFACE FRONT  
WITH TEMPERATURES STAYING MILD FOR ANOTHER DAY, PARTICULARLY FROM  
TONOPAH TO ELY.  
   
LONG TERM
 
SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS SATURDAY EVENING INTO SUNDAY FOR MUCH OF OUR  
FORECAST AREA WITH SNOW LEVELS LOWERING TO THE VALLEY FLOORS.  
IMPACTS MAY BE LIMITED TO THE MOUNTAIN SUMMITS AS SNOW MAY MELT AS  
IT FALLS, LEAVING ANY ACCUMULATIONS ON GRASSY OR DIRT SURFACES.  
MUCH COOLER SUNDAY IN THE POST FRONTAL AIR MASS. THE SCHELL CREEK  
AND SNAKE RANGES ABOVE 7500 FEET COULD SEE SIGNIFICANT SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS INTO THE 4-8 INCH RANGE.  
 
TROUGH MOVES DOWNSTREAM MONDAY, BUT THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN  
INSIDE SLIDER TYPE OF SHORT WAVE ON TUESDAY THAT GENERATES SOME  
LIGHT SNOW. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES COOL TO THE 40S NORTH AND LOWER  
50S CENTRAL WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE TEENS AND 20S (EXCEPT  
COLDER AT WILDHORSE RESERVOIR AREA.)  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
NO WEATHER RELATED HAZARDS EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY WITH  
EXCELLENT VISIBILITY AND WINDS BELOW 10 KTS.  
 

 
   
LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
NONE.  

 
 

 
 
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