Flash Flood Watch
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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
430 AM PST SAT DEC 10 2016

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GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE,
INCLINE VILLAGE, AND GARDNERVILLE
430 AM PST SAT DEC 10 2016

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA,
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN, TRUCKEE
  AREA, AND THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF RENO, CARSON CITY, AND MINDEN.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER WILL BRING A BURST OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION
  ACROSS THE NORTHERN SIERRA AND LAKE TAHOE BASIN FROM EARLY THIS
  MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON WITH SNOW LEVELS NEAR AND ABOVE
  8000 FEET.

* THE GREATEST THREAT FOR FLOODING IS NEAR SMALL CREEKS,
  STREAMS, AND RECENTLY BURNED SLOPES SUCH AS THE LITTLE VALLEY
  FIRE. ROCK AND MUD SLIDES ARE POSSIBLE NEAR STEEP TERRAIN.

* A RAPID RISE OF THE TRUCKEE RIVER THROUGH RENO AND SPARKS IS
  LIKELY THIS EVENING. HOWEVER, THE RIVER IS LIKELY TO REMAIN
  BELOW FLOOD STAGE.

* DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL IMPACT
  INTERSTATE 80 FROM VERDI TO DONNER SUMMIT, HIGHWAY 89 FROM
  TRUCKEE TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, AND HIGHWAY 50 FROM SOUTH LAKE
  TAHOE TO ECHO SUMMIT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING.
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL MAY ALSO GENERATE ROCK AND MUD SLIDES IN STEEP
TERRAIN. PERSONS LIVING ALONG SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS SHOULD
MONITOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO AND BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING OCCUR.

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