Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
357 PM PST Fri Nov 24 2017

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
357 PM PST Fri Nov 24 2017


A potent Pacific storm will move inland this weekend and bring
rain, mountain snow and gusty winds. Travel impacts are likely
Sunday into Monday. Some details follow:

* WINDS: Strong, gusty south to southwest winds are expected this
  weekend. Winds will be breezy on Saturday, with periods of
  strong winds early Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Gusts
  of 60 mph or more are possible along portions of the 395
  corridor and Sierra ridge gusts will likely exceed 100 mph.

* PRECIPITATION: Light rain is likely over northeast California
  Sunday morning, and will gradually increase as it spreads
  southward. The heaviest precipitation is expected late Sunday
  afternoon through Sunday night, continuing into Monday morning
  south of Highway 50.

* SNOW LEVELS: Starting above 9000 feet Sunday morning, then
  falling to near 7000 feet by early Sunday evening in northeast
  California, and 7500 to 8500 feet for the Sierra. Snow levels
  will then fall quickly behind a cold front late Sunday night,
  possibly as low as 4500-5500 feet.

* SNOW AMOUNTS: Initial estimates for accumulations over Sierra
  passes are 6 to 12 inches, a few inches around Lake Tahoe, and
  light accumulations generally less than 2 inches down to 5500
  feet. Be prepared for major travel delays in the Sierra Sunday
  night into Monday morning due to slick and snow-covered roads.



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