Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Elko Nevada
250 am PDT Thursday Oct 2 2014
Synopsis...high pressure will dominate the weather across the
Great Basin through the weekend. It will bring quiet Fall
weather...along with above normal high temperatures.
Short term...today through Friday. Only thin high clouds can be
seen moving across the forecast area today. Temperatures are
generally cool with readings in the low to middle 30s at this time.
Models continue to show a ridge of high pressure building into the
southwest today. This will result in dry and quiet conditions once
again across the western Great Basin. Winds will be light with
at or just below normal temperatures.
The quiet conditions will continue tonight into Friday...with cool
overnight lows and friday's highs reaching above normal
levels...where readings will be the low to middle 70s in the valleys.
Long term...Friday night through next Wednesday. High pressure over
California with rising heights through early next week will bring a
warming trend to the Great Basin with temperatures above normal.
Tuesday and Wednesday the high pressure will break down as a
shortwave moves towards Nevada with temperatures cooling slightly.
Aviation...VFR conditions and light winds over the next 24 hours.
Fire weather...conditions will remain dry through the weekend as
high pressure dominates the weather over the western Great Basin.
Winds will remain the light side.