Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
309 PM PST Tue Feb 21 2017

CAZ072-NVZ002-221200-
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Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
309 PM PST Tue Feb 21 2017

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

* Timing: Bands of snow will continue through tonight with the
  heaviest snow expected through this evening. Snow may rapidly
  vary in intensity over short distances.

* Additional Snow Accumulations: 6 to 12 inches. Locally 18 inches
  or more in areas where heavy snow bands persist.

* Winds: Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
  Sierra ridge gusts near 100 mph.

* Wave Heights on Lake Tahoe: 2 to 3 feet with highest waves
  expected from mid lake to the north and east shores.

* Impacts: Bands of heavy snow could produce rapid drops in
  visibility with snowfall rates up to 3 inches per hour at
  times, producing dangerous whiteout conditions especially over
  the passes and in the backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel through tonight, 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.

&&

$$

CAZ073-221200-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170222T1200Z/
Mono County-
Including the cities of Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes
309 PM PST Tue Feb 21 2017

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

* Timing: Bands of snow will continue through tonight with the
  heaviest snow expected today. Snow may rapidly vary in
  intensity over short distances.

* Additional Snow Accumulations: Above 6500 feet...5 to 12 inches
  mainly west of Highway 395, with locally up to 18 inches
  possible in areas where heavy snow bands persist near the Sierra
  Crest. Below 6500 feet...up to 6 inches.

* Winds: Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Sierra
  ridge gusts up to 120 mph.

* Snow Levels: Near 6000 feet...falling to 5000 feet tonight.

* Impacts: Bands of heavy snow could produce rapid drops in
  visibility with snowfall rates up to 2 inches per hour at
  times, producing dangerous whiteout conditions especially
  over the passes and in the backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel through tonight, 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.

&&

$$

NVZ003-221200-
/O.CON.KREV.WW.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170222T1200Z/
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, and Virginia City
309 PM PST Tue Feb 21 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
WEDNESDAY...

* Timing: Bands of moderate to heavy snow will continue through
  this evening...with a rain and snow mix possible during lighter
  precipitation periods near valley floors. Wet roads may ice up
  by sunset with snow covered roads for the evening commute and
  overnight.

* Snow Accumulations: 2 to 5 inches on the valley floors with 4
  to 9 inches above 5000 feet, with highest amounts north of
  Highway 50. Locally up to a foot or more in persistent heavy
  bands.

* Winds: South to southwest 5 to 15 with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Snow Levels: Fluctuating near valley floors. A mix of rain and
  snow is possible at and near lower valley floors in areas of
  lighter precipitation.

* Impacts: The bands of heavy snow could produce rapid drops in
  visibility with snowfall rates up to 2 to 3 inches per hour at
  times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel delays are likely across the Sierra Front north of Highway
50, especially above 5000 feet. Roads are expected to become
slick, especially after sunset. Leave extra space between vehicles
since it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.

&&

$$

CAZ071-221200-
/O.CON.KREV.WW.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170222T1800Z/
Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties-
Including the cities of Portola and Susanville
309 PM PST Tue Feb 21 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
WEDNESDAY...

* Timing: Bands of snow will continue through Wednesday morning
  with the heaviest snow expected south of Susanville. Snow may
  rapidly vary in intensity over short distances.

* Additional Snow Accumulations: Above 5000 feet...3 to 8 inches
  with locally up to 1 foot possible in areas where heavy snow
  bands persist. Below 5000 feet...1 to 4 inches.

* Winds: Southwest to west winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35
  mph.

* Snow Levels: Falling to near valley floors by this evening.

* Impacts: Bands of heavy snow could produce rapid drops in
  visibility with snowfall rates up to 2 inches per hour at
  times, Expect hazardous travel conditions especially above
  5000 feet, including Fredonyer Summit, Yuba Pass and Highway
  44 west of Susanville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel delays are likely across northeast California with slick
and snow covered roads, especially in higher elevations. Roads
may also become icy in lower elevations tonight through Wednesday
morning. Leave extra space between vehicles since it takes longer
to stop on slick roadways.

&&

$$

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