989  
FXUS65 KLKN 160920  
AFDLKN  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV  
220 AM PDT TUE JUL 16 2019  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS COULD DEVELOP NEAR THE  
NEVADA AND IDAHO BORDER THIS AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE, VERY WARM  
TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE REMAINDER  
OF THIS WEEK.  
 

 
   
SHORT TERM
 
TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A WEAK SURFACE BOUNDARY  
ASSOCIATED WITH AN APPROACHING TROUGH WILL MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH  
THE STATE TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING. GENERALLY SOUTHWEST FLOW  
THIS MORNING WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST LATER ON TODAY.  
THIS ALONG WITH SOME MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY ACROSS NORTHERN  
NEVADA MAY BE ENOUGH TO INITIATE SOME DRY THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY  
ALONG THE NV/ID BORDER WITH HIGHER CHANCES ACROSS THE JARBIDGE  
AREA. DRY CONDITIONS RETURN WEDNESDAY BUT VERY WARM SUMMER  
TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST.  
   
LONG TERM
 
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY. DRY ACROSS THE CWA  
THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND.  
 
WEAK TROUGH ENERGY LINGERING OVER NV TUESDAY NIGHT LIFTS UP INTO  
IDAHO BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LEAVING A DRY AND STABLE AIR MASS  
OVER THE CWA WITH TEMPERATURES IN MOST LOCATIONS BEING NEAR TO  
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. CWA REMAINS DRY THURSDAY ON THROUGH THE  
WEEKEND WITH MINIMAL TEMPERATURE VARIATION FROM DAY TO DAY.  
 
THAT SAID, TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY OVER FAR NORTHERN HUMBOLDT  
AND ELKO COUNTIES SHOULD FALL OFF A FEW DEGREES FROM FRIDAY'S  
HIGHS AS THE BASE OF AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PASSES THROUGH THE PACIFIC  
NW AND EXITS INTO THE ROCKIES.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND  
BEYOND. VERY WARM AND DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTHERN  
AND CENTRAL NEVADA THIS WEEK. EXPECT TYPICAL SUMMERTIME TEMPERATURES  
AND AFTERNOON BREEZES WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING INTO THE 20 TO  
25 KTS RANGE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. A LITTLE MID- LEVEL MOISTURE  
COULD TRIGGER AN ISOLATED MAINLY "DRY" VIRGA- TYPE SHOWER OR  
STORM ALONG THE IDAHO BORDER IN NORTHERN ELKO COUNTY THIS  
AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE REGION WILL REMAIN  
STORM-FREE INTO THE WEEKEND.  
 

 
   
FIRE WEATHER
 
FUELS CONTINUE TO DRY ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN  
NEVADA WITH CRITICAL FUELS ACROSS THE STATE IN ALL BUT WHITE PINE  
COUNTY. A FEW VIRGA SHOWERS OR AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM IS  
POSSIBLE NORTH OF I-80 MAINLY IN NORTHERN ELKO COUNTY ALONG THE  
NV/ID BORDER. SOUTHWEST WINDS THIS MORNING WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST  
AND NORTHWEST LATE TODAY. LONG TERM FORECAST CONTINUES TO BE DRY  
WITH VERY WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S AND CRITICALLY LOW DAYTIME  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
 

 
   
LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
NONE.  
 

 
 

 
 
93/96/96/93  
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO PREVIOUS BULLETINS.

The Nexlab NV Page Main Text Page