Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
328 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

CAZ072-NVZ002-211300-
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Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
328 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
TUESDAY...

* Timing: Moderate to heavy snow will continue through Tuesday
  with the heaviest snow expected this evening. Snow will mix with
  rain at times below 7000 feet through this evening.

* Additional Snow Accumulations: Above 7000 feet...18 to 36
  inches. Between 6500 and 7000 feet...8 to 16 inches. Heaviest
  snow will be along and west of Highway 89. Below 6500 feet...3
  to 12 inches mainly after midnight tonight.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
  mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 100 mph, with peak gusts over 150
  mph tonight.

* Wave Heights on Lake Tahoe: 2 to 5 feet with highest waves
  expected tonight from mid lake to the north and east shores.

* Snow Levels: Near 6500 feet this evening falling to the valley
  floors early Tuesday morning. Snow levels may briefly rise to
  near 7000 feet this evening.

* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
  travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
  Snowfall rates will exceed 2 inches per hour at times,
  producing whiteout conditions over the passes and in the
  backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel today through Tuesday, you could be stuck in your
vehicle for many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long
delays and carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and
clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in case of power
outages.

&&

$$

CAZ073-211300-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/
Mono County-
Including the cities of Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes
328 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
TUESDAY...

* Timing: Moderate to heavy snow and rain will continue through
  Tuesday with the heaviest snow expected tonight.

* Additional Snow Accumulations: Above 8000 feet...15 to 30 inches
  with locally up to 3 feet along the Sierra Crest. Between 7000
  and 8000 feet...6 to 18 inches. Below 7000 feet...up to 8
  inches with less than 4 inches below 6500 feet mainly on
  Tuesday.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
  mph. Sierra ridge gusts up to 120 mph.

* Snow Levels: Between 7000 and 7500 feet through tonight. Snow
  levels will then fall to near 6500 feet by Tuesday morning and
  near 6000 feet by Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
  travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
  Snowfall rates will exceed 2 inches per hour at times,
  producing whiteout conditions over the passes and in the
  backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel today through Tuesday, you could be stuck in your
vehicle for many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long
delays and carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and
clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in case of power
outages.

&&

$$

CAZ071-211300-
/O.CON.KREV.WW.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/
Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties-
Including the cities of Portola and Susanville
328 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
TUESDAY...

* Timing: Moderate to heavy rain and snow will continue through
  Tuesday with the heaviest snow expected this evening.

* Total Snow Accumulations: Above 6500 feet...1 to 3 feet.
  Between 5500 and 6500 feet...8 to 16 inches. Heaviest snow
  expected west of Highway 395. Below 5500 feet...up to 8 inches
  with less than 4 inches below 5000 feet mainly on Tuesday.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50
  mph. Gusts on higher ridges over 90 mph.

* Snow Levels: Near 6000 feet through this evening. Snow levels
  will then fall to near 5000 feet by late tonight and below 4500
  feet on Tuesday.

* Impacts: Heavy snow will create hazardous conditions, with
  travel being impacted over Fredonyer Summit and Yuba Pass.
  Snowfall rates will exceed 2 inches per hour at times,
  producing whiteout conditions over the passes and in the
  backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible today through Tuesday in higher
elevations of northeast California, where major travel delays are
likely. Be sure to allow extra time to reach your destination.
Leave extra space between vehicles since it takes longer to stop
on slick roadways.

&&

$$

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