Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:30AM||Sunset 7:50PM||Thursday May 23, 2019 4:14 PM PDT (23:14 UTC)||Moonrise 12:00AM||Moonset 9:40AM||Illumination 76%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pahrump, NVHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Las Vegas, NV  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service las vegas nv
224 pm pdt Thu may 23 2019
Synopsis The weather system associated with our rain and cooler
temperatures will move out of our area this evening. Temperatures
will rise briefly before the onset of another weather system for the
latter half of memorial day weekend. This system will bring
increased rain chances for the northern zones as well as a
widespread drop in temperatures and increase in wind speeds. Despite
the onset of a third brief weather system mid-week, temperatures
will finally increase to near-average.
Discussion Today through next Thursday.
The low pressure system associated with this week's record-breaking
low temperatures and rainfall will continue to push northeastward
out of our region tonight. Today's afternoon high temperature of
around 70f sits over 20 degrees below-average for this time of year.
Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms will be possible north
of i-40 through the remainer of the afternoon, though will start to
die down this evening with the loss of daytime heating. Through the
overnight hours, shower potential will decrease south-to-north as
the low pressure system pushes further away from our region, leaving
behind an elongated upper-level trough. Friday morning, isolated
showers remain in the forecast for northeastern lincoln county,
but will otherwise shape up to be a dry start to memorial day
weekend. Short-wave disturbances pulsing down the aforementioned
trough will bring widespread breezy conditions Saturday. Winds
will prevail from the south around 20 mph with stronger wind
speeds in areas of higher elevation as well as the western mojave
desert and die off after sunset. Temperatures will warm up by
about 10 degrees this weekend, but still leave us in the well-
below average range.
Through memorial day weekend, a low pressure system will form over
the pacific NW and glide down the california coast. Impacts will
reach our region Sunday morning in the way of gusty winds and an
increase in precip potential. Models are in fairly good agreement
regarding placement - placing the center of the low right overhead
Sunday night. This will result in another drop in temperatures and
widespread gusty south-southwesterly winds. Winds in the western|
mojave desert currently look to remain spatially below wind
advisory criteria, though we will continue to monitor as we get
closer. There is, however, model disagreement regarding available
moisture with this system. Lower confidence at this time for pops,
but precipitation chances will increase west-to-east across our
area, staying predominantly in the northern zones with only a
slight chance of precipitation for the las vegas valley at this
time. Due to the fast-moving nature of this forecast low pressure,
conditions will be quick to improve on Monday, leaving us with
sunny skies and increasing temperatures for the start of the short
The forecast Wednesday onward has low confidence at this time as
models continue to resolve a third weather system expected to impact
our region mid-week. Due to the fast-moving nature of this system as
well, temperatures are expected to continue to climb up to near-
normal by the end of the forecast period.
Aviation For mccarran... Southerly breezes with gusts to 20 knots
will linger through the evening before gradually decreasing after
sunset. By late evening, light winds favoring southerly directions
are expected. Light winds favoring diurnal trends will last into
Friday. Scattered to broken clouds between 8-12k expected
overnight with decreasing clouds by Friday morning.
For the rest of southern nevada, northwest arizona and southeast
california... Breezy south or southwesterly winds expected for
most TAF sites outside of the sierra region through this afternoon
with gusts of 20-30 knots. Lighter winds are expected near kbih.
Scattered to numerous showers are likely during the afternoon and
evening, mainly north of a kdag to ksgu line, with showers
diminishing after sunset.
Spotter information statement Spotters are encouraged to report
any significant weather or impacts according to standard operating
for more forecast information... See us on our webpage:
http: weather.Gov lasvegas or follow us on facebook and twitter
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|Mercury, Desert Rock Airport, NV||15 mi||81 min||SSW 15 G 22||10.00 mi||Overcast||61°F||37°F||43%||1008.5 hPa|
|Nellis AFB - Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield, NV||21 mi||76 min||E 7||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||63°F||34°F||35%||1007.6 hPa|
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