Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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Special Weather Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service RENO NV
156 PM PST Sun Jan 21 2018

Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-Carson City-
Minden Area-Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell,
Portola, Susanville, Westwood, Sierraville, Loyalton,
South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Bridgeport,
Coleville, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington,
Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Stateline, Glenbrook,
Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire,
and Gerlach
156 PM PST Sun Jan 21 2018


A weak winter storm will bring light accumulations to areas from
western Lassen County south through the Tahoe Basin into Mono
County late tonight and early Monday. Accumulations of 2 to 4
inches are possible above 7000 feet with up to 2 inches possible
from 5500 feet to 7000 feet. Precipitation will be limited east of
the Sierra, but a flurries are not out of the question for the
Monday morning commute.

A wetter storm continues on track for Wednesday afternoon into
Thursday. This storm has a deeper moisture tap and will start
colder. Snowfall in the Sierra could reach 10 to 18 inches above
7000 feet with 6 to 10 inches possible from 5500 to 7000 feet.
This storm could even bring a couple of inches of snow to the
lower valleys of far western Nevada and northeast California,
including the Reno/Carson City area. Gusty winds will accompany
the storm as well.

This second storm should move east of the region by late Friday
morning. While not a big Sierra storm, this has the potential to
be one of the better snow producers so far this winter. This storm
is still taking shape and the details are likely to change. Check
back during the week as we get a better handle on the details and
potential travel impacts.



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