Weather Service Report


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FXUS65 KVEF 090421 AAA
AFDVEF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
821 PM PST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA WILL REMAIN DRY AND UNSEASONABLY
WARM THIS WEEK AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE HOLDS FIRM OVER THE WESTERN
U.S. BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE NEAR THE COLORADO
RIVER...BUT WINDS WILL BE TRENDING WEAKER OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. 
&&

.UPDATE...OTHER THAN LOCALLY GUSTY NORTH WINDS, LITTLE TO REPORT
THIS EVENING WEATHER WISE. 

LOOKING BACK A YEAR AGO AROUND THIS TIME, RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES
WERE SET IN LAS VEGAS ON FEBRUARY 7, 8 AND 9. THIS YEAR, WE COULD
TIE OR BREAK THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 74 DEGREES ON WEDNESDAY
THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SET IN 2014.

FORECAST IN GOOD SHAPE AND NO UPDATES NEEDED. 
&&

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...LIGHT AND VARIABLE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY
UNDER A CLEAR SKY.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...NORTH WINDS ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY FROM KIFP
TO KEED WILL GUST BETWEEN 20 AND 30 KTS OVERNIGHT AND TUESDAY.
&&

.PREVIOUS DISCUSSION....210 PM PST...

.DISCUSSION...TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

BIG STORY FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WILL BE THE MILD TEMPERATURES
UNDERNEATH A LARGE WESTERN CONUS HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE. THIS WILL KEEP
TEMPERATURES ELEVATED THROUGH THE WEEK...AND WITHIN A FEW DEGREES OF
RECORD HIGH VALUES THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY.  THE RIDGE LOOKS TO
FLATTEN OUT IN SOME FASHION OVER THE WEEKEND ALLOWING FOR
TEMPERATURES TO COOL CLOSER TO SEASONAL NORMALS...THOUGH
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ON THE WARM SIDE OF CLIMATOLOGY.

WINDS THIS AFTERNOON HAVE REMAINED GUSTY PARTICULARLY NEAR
LAUGHLIN/BULLHEAD CITY WHERE GUSTS OVER ISOLATED 40 MPH HAVE BEEN
OBSERVED.  ELSEWHERE ALONG THE RIVER...WIND GUSTS HAVE GENERALLY
BEEN 30 MPH OR LESS. SURFACE GRADIENT WILL BEGIN TO RELAX LATE
TONIGHT ALLOWING FOR WIND SPEEDS TO WEAKEN ALONG THE RIVER. BREEZY
CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE BUT AT A MUCH WEAKER MAGNITUDE THAN THE
PAST COUPLE DAYS.

LOOKING AHEAD...NOT MUCH HOPE FOR A MAJOR SHIFT TO WETTER WEATHER
ANY TIME SOON. ECMWF/CANADIAN BOTH FLATTEN THE RIDGE OUT OVER THE
WEEKEND ONLY TO REBUILD IT OFFSHORE NEXT WEEK WHICH WOULD RESULT IN
A BRIEF COOL DOWN FOLLOWED BY WARMING. THE GFS MEANWHILE SHEARS A
WEAK LOW OFFSHORE AND DROPS IT SOUTH ALONG THE PACIFIC COASTLINE
KEEPING US DRY THROUGH MIDWEEK BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO SHOOT SOME
MOISTURE NORTHWARD AS IT PUSHES INTO NORTHERN MEXICO...BUT THIS
SOLUTION SEEMS VERY UNLIKELY ESPECIALLY THIS FAR OUT. IN THE MEAN
TIME UNTIL THE MODELS COME INTO BETTER AGREEMENT...ENJOY THE MILD
SPRING LIKE WEATHER! 
&&

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.
PLEASE REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING
PROCEDURES.
&&

$$

UPDATE/AVIATION...SALMEN
PREV DISCUSSION...OUTLER

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