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Marine Weather and Tides
Silver Springs, NV

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Sunrise 6:08AMSunset 7:53PM Saturday August 15, 2020 1:42 AM PDT (08:42 UTC) Moonrise 2:17AMMoonset 5:42PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Silver Springs, NV
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Area Discussion for - Reno, NV
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FXUS65 KREV 142206 AFDREV

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Reno NV 306 PM PDT Fri Aug 14 2020

SYNOPSIS.

Showers and thunderstorms are forming this afternoon mainly south of Highway 50; these will spread northward into the evening. Additional chances of showers and thunderstorms can be expected each afternoon at least through the middle of next week. Hot temperatures are forecast for the weekend and next week. Heat impacts are possible for sensitive groups and those with limited cooling options for their homes.

DISCUSSION.

No major changes to the central messages that temperatures will be climbing as high pressure build over the region and daily chances of afternoon thunderstorms will be present at least through the middle of next week.

High pressure continues to strengthen across the Southwest with model forecasts showing close to 600 decameters at the 500 mb level. This correlates to hotter conditions with afternoon highs in the upper 90s to low 100s for western Nevada and upper 80s to around 90 in Sierra valleys. Additionally, temperatures are not expected to efficiently cool each night; lows are generally forecast in the upper 60s to 70 degrees for western Nevada and mid/upper 50s in the Sierra. These conditions could cause issues for those working long hours outdoors or for sensitive populations. Know the signs of heat illness.

Thunderstorms will be the other pervasive feature for the forecast. Moisture streaming around the western periphery of the high will support daily thunderstorm chances mainly for the Sierra and Sierra Front. However, some models are showing periods of enhancement for days where troughs pass close to the region. Sunday/Monday is one period where thunderstorm coverage/intensity could be higher. With PWATs increasing, storms will become wetter as we move through the weekend into early next week. Still, lightning strikes outside of storms cores will be capable of producing new fire starts. Please remember to report any smoke you see.

With the trough passing close to the region Sunday/Monday, winds will kick up a little and could cause Fire Weather concerns mainly for wind prone locations towards the Oregon border. Otherwise, expect typical wind gusts to around 20-25 mph each afternoon as the zephyr forms.

As for a pattern change, models have slipped 24 hrs later than yesterday for the approach of a larger trough along the Canadian/Pac NW coast. This is fairly typical when strong weather features are present; models tend to push change too quickly. A likely scenario would be for strong high pressure to persist into the end of next week before the strong Gulf of Alaska trough shifts into the Canadian Pacific coast and Pac NW. Whenever the trough does begin to shift inland, we'll likely see afternoon wind enhancements and increased fire weather concerns. Boyd

AVIATION.

Forecast is on track this afternoon and evening for the development of showers and thunderstorms along the Sierra from as far north as Portola south into Mono County and extending out into the Sierra Front region.

Chances/Timing for terminals to be impacted by thunderstorms today are as follows:

KRNO: 20-25%/23-03Z KCXP/KMEV: 25-30%/22-03Z KTVL: 20-25%/23-03Z KTRK: 20-25%/22-03Z KMMH: 25-30%/22-03Z

Mountain obscuration, lowering CIGS/VIS, and erratic outflow winds are possible in the vicinity of showers with the threat of small hail, lightning, and brief downpours from any thunderstorms that form during this time.

The thunderstorm pattern continues for the weekend into next week with isolated to scattered chances possible for all area terminals. With high pressure strengthening over the region this weekend, daily temperatures will be quite warm region-wide lasting into next week. As a result, thermal turbulence is possible for our western Nevada sites with turbulence and density altitude issues for Sierra terminals. -LaGuardia

REV Watches/Warnings/Advisories. NV . None. CA . None.

For more information from the National Weather Service visit . http://weather.gov/reno


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Airport Reports
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Fallon, Naval Air Station, NV20 mi46 minSSE 310.00 miFair69°F43°F39%1016.2 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Reno, NV (4,6,7,8)
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