Scientific Forecaster Discussion
000 FXUS65 KLKN 121717 AFDLKN Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Elko NV 917 AM PST Tue Dec 12 2017 .SYNOPSIS...High pressure through mid week with a dry and warmer period. Expecting a pattern change late next week with increasing clouds and even a slight chance for some showers over northern Nevada. && .UPDATE...Updated the forecast to put areas of freezing fog completely through the next 24 hours for eastern Elko County and northern Elko County especially near the Utah and Idaho borders. Also included patchy freezing fog overnight in other areas of Elko County. && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED AT 213 AM / SYNOPSIS...High pressure through mid week with a dry and warmer period. Expecting a pattern change late next week with increasing clouds and even a slight chance for some showers over northern Nevada. SHORT TERM...Today through Thursday. Strong dry ridge over the Great Basin keeping valley inversions in place. Cold in the valleys, slightly warmer mid-slopes. Weak warming trend through the period. LONG TERM...Thursday night through Monday. Models in good agreement depicting a short wave clipping northeastern NV Friday night through Saturday morning. This will bring the chance of rain and snow showers to mainly northern Elko county. Upper ridge quickly rebuilds across the area Saturday night through Monday for dry weather. AVIATION...VFR conditions at all TAF sites next 24 hours. && .LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... None.