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|Sunrise 7:33AM||Sunset 5:26PM||Thursday December 12, 2019 10:14 PM MST (05:14 UTC)||Moonrise 6:06PM||Moonset 7:58AM||Illumination 98%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kingman, AZHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Las Vegas, NV  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS65 KVEF 130458 AFDVEF
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Las Vegas NV 858 PM PST Thu Dec 12 2019
SYNOPSIS. Slightly warmer than normal temperatures are expected through Saturday along with considerable high clouds. The next weather system rolling out of the eastern Pacific could bring strong winds and increased shower chances to portions of the southern Great Basin and Mojave Desert late Saturday and Sunday. A cold air mass will filter in next week, returning temperatures back to slightly below normal.
UPDATE. The forecast looks in pretty good shape at this point. Periodic, denser patches of high clouds continue to pass across the area from time to time and this will likely be the case for the overnight hours. More interestingly, satellite imagery is showing wave clouds over parts of the Owens Valley in lee of the Sierra and also developing low clouds across portions of southcentral Nevada this evening. These can be attributed to a weak, barely discernible disturbance passing well north of our area and currently producing light shower activity over extreme northern Nevada.
PREV DISCUSSION. /issued at 245 PM PST Thu Dec 12 2019/
DISCUSSION. through next Thursday.
Other than high clouds, the region will remain quiet through much of Friday before the next trough begins to move into the Pacific Northwest. Precipitation chances will increase across mainly the western slopes of the Sierra Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. There will some gradual spillover into the eastern slopes, but snow amounts are generally expected to remain light . although some of the highest peaks could see over a foot of new snow. Down to around 8000 feet accumulations should be closer to just a few inches, but at this time totals are expected to remain below advisory levels. There will also be a quick brush-by of snow to northern Lincoln County, but snow totals are expected to remain less than just a couple of inches. A second through will dig into the Great Basin Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Most of the energy associated with this system will remain across northern Nevada and Utah, but the models are indicating a weak front that will push through southern Nevada and Arizona late Saturday afternoon and evening. This front is not particulary strong, but will have enough moisture and dynamics to produce a few showers as it moves through the region. Rainfall amounts are expected to remain less than a tenth of an inch with just a couple of inches of snow in the mountains. There could also be a lightning strike or two in Lincoln County as this front sags south. The best chance of seeing rain in the Las Vegas Valley will occur late Saturday evening and overnight.
Conditions will improve Sunday and next week as ridging develops over the west coast. This will bring drier conditions along with temperatures warming to a few degrees above normal.
AVIATION. For McCarran . Light, diurnal winds will continue through Friday afternoon under bouts of high clouds. No operational impacts are expected.
For the rest of southern Nevada, northwest Arizona and southeast California . Light winds will continue at regional airfields through at least Friday morning. By Friday afternoon a few locations - KBIH, KDAG & KIFP - will see increasing winds in response to a passing weather disturbance. Winds will increase to 10-25 knots and persist through Friday evening. Scattered to broken high clouds are expected through Friday.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT . Spotters are encouraged to report any significant weather or impacts according to standard operating procedures.
UPDATE . Salmen
DISCUSSION . Gorelow AVIATION . Boothe
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|NLMA3||38 mi||105 min||55°F||58°F||1022.2 hPa|
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|Kingman, Kingman Airport, AZ||6 mi||24 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||42°F||35°F||76%||1021.2 hPa|
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