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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
1059 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

CAZ072-NVZ002-201400-
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GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE,
AND INCLINE VILLAGE
1059 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT WITH SNOW INCREASING FOR ALL AREAS
  FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER SHORT BREAK IS EXPECTED
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE THE STRONGEST OF THE
  THREE STORMS ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUES INTO MONDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE
  7000 FEET WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS. 2 TO 4 FEET AT LAKE
  LEVEL.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THROUGH
  SATURDAY. A PERIOD WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY
  NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SIERRA RIDGE WINDS GUSTING UP TO 100 MPH
  THROUGH SATURDAY AND UP TO 120 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
  SUNDAY.

* WAVE HEIGHTS ON LAKE TAHOE: 2 TO 3 FEET EXCEPT UP TO 5 FEET
  SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW
  COVERED ROADS AND PERIODS OF LOWER VISIBILITY FROM WIND
  DRIVEN SNOW. EXPECT AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE
  SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. TRAVEL MAY BECOME
  IMPOSSIBLE SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR
MANY HOURS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM TODAY
AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BUT LONG DELAYS ARE LIKELY AND CARRY AN
EMERGENCY KIT WITH EXTRA FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING. IF YOU STAY
HOME, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE OF EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES. USE
THE BREAKS IN THE STORM THIS AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR
SNOW REMOVAL AND STORM PREPARATION.

&&

$$

CAZ073-201400-
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MONO COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BRIDGEPORT AND MAMMOTH LAKES
1059 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE WEST OF 395 TONIGHT WITH SNOW
  INCREASING FOR ALL AREAS FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER
  SHORT BREAK IS EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE
  THE STRONGEST OF THE THREE STORMS ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT AND
  CONTINUES INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE
  8000 FEET WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 8 FEET ON THE SIERRA
  CREST. 1 TO 3 FEET ALONG HIGHWAY 395 WITH MOST OF THE SNOW
  FALLING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH THROUGH
  SATURDAY. A PERIOD WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY
  NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SIERRA RIDGE WINDS GUSTING UP TO 100 MPH
  THROUGH SATURDAY AND UP TO 140 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
  SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW
  COVERED ROADS AND PERIODS OF LOWER VISIBILITY FROM WIND
  DRIVEN SNOW. EXPECT AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE
  SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. TRAVEL MAY BECOME
  IMPOSSIBLE SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR
MANY HOURS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM TODAY
AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BUT LONG DELAYS ARE LIKELY AND CARRY AN
EMERGENCY KIT WITH EXTRA FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING. IF YOU STAY
HOME, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE OF EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES AND
USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND STORM
PREPARATION.

&&

$$

CAZ071-201400-
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LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PORTOLA AND SUSANVILLE
1059 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO
4 AM PST MONDAY...

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY
  SATURDAY MORNING. A BREAK SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING BEFORE THE NEXT...POTENTIALLY STRONGER STORM ARRIVES
  SATURDAY NIGHT AND LASTS INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 2 TO 4 FEET WEST
  OF HIGHWAY 395 ABOVE 5000 FEET WITH 1 TO 2 FEET FOR THE
  LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE HIGHWAY 89 CORRIDOR. NEAR AND EAST
  OF HIGHWAY 395 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

* SNOW LEVELS: ALL VALLEY FLOORS.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND CHAIN OR SNOW
  TIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SLICK ROADS. EXPECT REDUCED
  VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WITH THE WORST
  CONDITIONS ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR
MANY HOURS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, PREPARE FOR LONG DELAYS AND CARRY
AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH EXTRA FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING. IF YOU STAY
HOME, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE OF POWER OUTAGES.

&&

$$

NVZ003-201400-
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/O.CON.KREV.WS.A.0001.170122T0600Z-170123T1200Z/
GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SPARKS, GARDNERVILLE, AND VIRGINIA CITY
1059 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 PM
PST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER STORM IS EXPECTED
  SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES FROM WASHOE VALLEY
  SOUTHWARD INCLUDING VIRGINIA CITY. UP TO 2 INCHES FOR THE
  VALLEY FLOORS OF RENO-SPARKS AND 1 TO 4 INCHES ABOVE 5000
  FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS: ALL VALLEY FLOORS WITH SNOW MIXING WITH RAIN AT
  TIMES FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON THE VALLEY FLOORS.

* SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT: ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL OF 6
  INCHES OR MORE FOR VALLEY LOCATIONS AND A FOOT OR MORE ABOVE
  5000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND CHAIN OR SNOW
  TIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SLICK ROADS. TRAVEL MAY BECOME VERY
  DIFFICULT SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE AN EMERGENCY KIT FOR YOUR HOME AND
CAR. IF TRAVELING CONSIDER ALTERNATE PLANS. REMEMBER TO CARRY
TIRE CHAINS, EXTRA FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING. ONCE THE STORM
ARRIVES, TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE FOR AN EXTENDED
PERIOD OF TIME.

&&

$$

CAZ070-NVZ005-201400-
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SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CEDARVILLE, FORT BIDWELL, EMPIRE,
AND GERLACH
1059 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 PM
PST FRIDAY...

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* SNOW LEVELS: 4000 FEET.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND CHAIN OR SNOW
  TIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SLICK ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EVEN LIGHT SNOWFALL CAUSES MAJOR TRAVEL DELAYS, ESPECIALLY DURING
PERIODS OF HIGH TRAFFIC VOLUME. BE SURE TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO
REACH YOUR DESTINATION. LEAVE EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN VEHICLES SINCE
IT TAKES LONGER TO STOP ON SLICK ROADWAYS.

&&

$$

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