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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
213 AM PST FRI NOV 21 2014

.A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING STRONG WINDS AND SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL TO NORTHEAST NEVADA TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

NVZ031-220000-
/O.CON.KLKN.WS.A.0003.141122T0600Z-141123T1200Z/
NORTHERN ELKO COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...JACKPOT...WILDHORSE...
OWYHEE...H D SUMMIT
213 AM PST FRI NOV 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* EXPECTED CONDITIONS: HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH FRIDAY
  NIGHT SHIFTING NORTHWEST SATURDAY AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 25
  MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH. GUSTS IN THE HIGH MOUNTAINS
  WILL EXCEED 60 MPH.

* VISIBILITY: OCCASIONALLY LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE WITH
  WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES...PRIMARILY ABOVE 5500
  FEET. LOCALLY A FOOT OR MORE CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE HIGH
  MOUNTAINS. LESSER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED BELOW 5500 FEET...
  WITH GENERALLY 1 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED IN THE TOWNS OF
  JACKPOT...OWYHEE AND MONTELLO.

* TIMING: THE GREATEST IMPACTS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...WHEN SNOW LEVELS DROP TO THE
  VALLEY FLOORS...TEMPERATURES FALL AND WINDS REACH MAXIMUM
  STRENGTH.

* IMPACTS: ROADWAYS SUCH AS U.S. ROUTE 93 AND STATE ROUTE 225
  WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS...ESPECIALLY ABOVE
  5500 FEET. BLOWING SNOW WILL MAKE PLOWING VERY DIFFICULT
  WITH SOME EXPOSED SECTIONS RAPIDLY BECOMING SNOW COVERED
  AFTER EACH PLOWING. IN ADDITION...HUNTERS AND OTHER OUTDOOR
  ENTHUSIASTS IN THE HIGH MOUNTAINS WILL FIND TRAVEL TO BE
  VERY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

NVZ034-220000-
/O.CON.KLKN.WS.A.0003.141122T1200Z-141123T1200Z/
RUBY MOUNTAINS/EAST HUMBOLDT RANGE-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...SECRET PASS...
LAMOILLE CANYON...HARRISON PASS
213 AM PST FRI NOV 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* EXPECTED CONDITIONS: HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* WINDS: WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH FRIDAY NIGHT
  SHIFTING NORTHWEST SATURDAY AND INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* VISIBILITY: LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE WITH WHITE-OUT
  CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 12 INCHES...WITH TOTALS IN EXCESS OF
  18 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHEST TERRAIN.

* TIMING: THE GREATEST IMPACTS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...WHEN TEMPERATURES FALL RAPIDLY
  AND WINDS REACH THEIR PEAK STRENGTH.

* IMPACTS: ROADWAYS SUCH AS STATE ROUTE 229 WILL BECOME SNOW
  COVERED AND HAZARDOUS. BLOWING SNOW WILL MAKE PLOWING VERY
  DIFFICULT WITH SOME EXPOSED SECTIONS RAPIDLY BECOMING SNOW
  COVERED AFTER EACH PLOWING. IN ADDITION...HUNTERS AND OTHER
  OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS WILL FIND
  TRAVEL TO BE VERY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$


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