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Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
508 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

CAZ072-NVZ002-210000-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
508 AM 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 this afternoon and
  evening.

* Snow Accumulations: Above 7500 feet...2 to 5 feet. Between 6500
  and 7500 feet...8 to 24 inches. Heaviest snow will be west of
  Highway 89 and along the Sierra crest. Below 6500 feet...Up to 8
  inches mainly on Tuesday.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
  mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 100 mph, with peak gusts up to 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: Between 7000 and 7500 feet through this evening,
  possibly lowering to near 6500 feet at times during periods of
  heavy precipitation. Snow levels will then fall to near 6500
  feet by early Tuesday morning and below 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.

&&

$$

CAZ073-210000-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/
Mono County-
Including the cities of Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes
508 AM 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 this morning through
  early afternoon...and again late tonight.

* Snow Accumulations: Above 8000 feet...18 to 36 inches with
  locally up to 4 feet along the Sierra Crest. Between 7000 and
  8000 feet...8 to 20 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 7500 and 8000 feet through tonight,
  possibly lowering to near 7000 feet at times during periods of
  heavy precipitation. Snow levels will then fall to near 7000
  feet by Tuesday morning and near 6500 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.

&&

$$

CAZ071-210000-
/O.CON.KREV.WW.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/
Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties-
Including the cities of Portola and Susanville
508 AM 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 from mid afternoon
  through this evening.

* 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 6500 feet through this evening, possibly
  lowering to between 5500 and 6000 feet at times during periods
  of heavy precipitation. Snow levels will then fall to near 5500
  feet by late tonight and between 4500 and 5000 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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