Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
223 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

Mono County-Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-
Carson City-Minden Area-
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Including the cities of Bridgeport, Coleville, Lee Vining,
Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington, Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz,
Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City, Fernley, Fallon,
Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, and Imlay
223 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018


For Mono County, high winds, especially along and east of Highway
395, will be followed by snow as a cold front moves through the
region. Between 4 and 10 inches will be possible above 7000 feet,
locally higher near the crest, with up to 3 inches elsewhere.
The snow will be combined with gusty winds late Thursday night
and Friday morning, which could bring areas of low visibility in
blowing snow, especially for wind-prone areas along Highway 395
and in the high Sierra.

For western and west-central Nevada, accumulating snow is possible
late Thursday night and Friday morning. As much as 1 to 3 inches
of snowfall will be possible for the Reno-Sparks, Carson City, and
Minden areas, with up to an inch eastward into west-central
Nevada. Slick and snow covered roads could impact the peak commute
time Friday morning. Localized areas of blowing snow in wind-
prone areas areas could significantly reduce visibilities through
Friday morning.

If you have travel plans in Mono County Thursday afternoon through
Friday, ensure that your vehicle is ready for winter conditions,
including an emergency kit with extra food, water, clothing, and
tire chains if necessary. For the lower elevations of western and
west-central Nevada, be prepared for a much longer than usual
commute Friday morning. Note that a light snowfall can cause some
of the worst commute issues!



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