Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
317 PM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

NVZ004-052300-
WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE NV-
317 PM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING HIGHWAY 50 NEAR AND EAST OF STAGECOACH...

AT 314 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS WERE TRACKING
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTH OF
LAHONTAN RESERVOIR TO NEAR STAGECOACH...AND MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS...WITH LARGE AMOUNTS
OF SMALL HAIL POSSIBLY COATING ROADS AND MAKING FOR SLIPPERY TRAVEL.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LAHONTAN RESERVOIR...STAGECOACH...SILVER SPRINGS...FORT CHURCHILL
STATION...SILVER SPRINGS AIRPORT AND US 50 AT LYON-CHURCHILL CO LINE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

THESE STORMS WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS ON HIGHWAY 50 BETWEEN STAGECOACH AND
LAHONTAN RESERVOIR. DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT GUSTY CROSS WINDS...WITH RAPID
VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS. HEAVY RAINFALL COULD RESULT IN PONDING OF WATER.
SLOW DOWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING HEAVY RAIN AND TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3927 11923 3927 11942 3945 11940 3950 11937
      3951 11935 3954 11922 3956 11903 3930 11903
TIME...MOT...LOC 2214Z 184DEG 20KT 3935 11907 3933 11924 3934 11936

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