Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
406 PM PST Wed Nov 22 2017

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-231300-
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
406 PM PST Wed Nov 22 2017

...STRONG WINDS THIS WEEKEND WITH SNOW OVER THE PASSES BY LATE
SUNDAY...

A potent Pacific storm will move inland this weekend and bring
rain, mountain snow and gusty winds. The winds will begin Saturday
afternoon and continue through Sunday night. Precipitation will
begin as rain, even at the passes, as snow levels start high.
Snow levels will begin to fall Sunday with snow over the passes
possible by sunset Sunday. Expect holiday weekend travel impacts
due to winds and snow over the passes. Some details follow:

* WINDS: Strong, gusty southwest winds are expected both Saturday
  and Sunday afternoons. Winds may abate some overnight Saturday
  night in some valley locations, but they will remain strong over
  the ridges. Wind gusts of 60 mph or more are possible along
  portions of the 395 corridor and Sierra ridge gusts will likely
  exceed 100 mph.

* PRECIPITATION: Light rain is likely over the mountains by
  Saturday evening north of I-80, gradually spread southward into
  Sunday evening. Snow levels will also gradually fall during this
  time before crashing late Sunday night as a strong cold front
  moves through. The precipitation will end Monday morning behind
  the front.

* SNOW LEVELS: Starting at near 9000 feet Saturday afternoon. They
  will fall to 5500 feet for Lassen County, 7000 feet for the
  Tahoe Basin, and 8000 feet for Mono County by late Sunday
  afternoon. Snow levels will crash Sunday night and fall to near
  the lower valley floors as the precipitation ends. While it is
  too early to predict snowfall amounts, accumulations are likely
  for the Sierra passes with light accumulations possible as low
  as 5000 feet. Be prepared for major travel delays over Sierra
  passes due to slick and snow-covered roads.

$$

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