Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
256 PM PST Sun Feb 11 2018

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-121200-
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
256 PM PST Sun Feb 11 2018

...LIGHT SNOW LIKELY TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING...

If you have travel plans or if you are commuting Monday morning,
please check road conditions ahead of time before leaving and
allow for extra time to reach your destinations. A cold front
pushing through the region tonight will bring the potential for a
quick burst of snow, making for a potentially slick and icy
commute Monday morning.

Inside slider storms like this typically have limited moisture and
sporadic areas of accumulating snow. It is very challenging to
forecast what areas will see accumulating snow, but the potential
for 0 to 1/2 inch of snow exists, including the greater Reno-
Sparks-Carson City metro areas. There is a slightly higher chance
of accumulating snow Monday morning further south in Carson City-
Minden, where there is a 30% chance of seeing up to 2 inches.

At present time, the most likely area for higher snowfall amounts
up to 2 inches is between Interstate 80 and Hawthorne in west-
central Nevada. This could create travel impacts around Lovelock
and Fallon and along Highways 95 and 50, and to a lesser extent
Interstate 80.

As the system continues south Monday afternoon and Monday night,
snow becomes more likely for areas south of Highway 50. For
Monday night, the most likely area for accumulations would be in
Mono County where upslope flow may bring several inches of new
snow, especially above 7000 ft elevation.

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