Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
355 AM PST Tue Jan 17 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
355 AM PST Tue Jan 17 2017

...Active Weather Pattern Returns Mid-week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
for the second half of the week with multiple fast moving systems
pushing across the region.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 40 mph will be possible across the
Sierra and far western Nevada with higher gusts in wind prone
locations. Gusts of 80 to 100 mph are possible over the Sierra

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. As much as a foot of snowfall is possible in
the higher elevations of the Sierra with light rainfall for
western Nevada before snow levels fall to the valley floors
Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding impacts are
expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are still

Subsequent quick moving and colder systems are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series. Snow
levels are likely to start near western Nevada valley floors in
each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada. Anyone with travel
plans during this time frame should continue to monitor the
forecast over the upcoming week.



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