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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
801 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

CAZ072-NVZ002-080100-
/O.CON.KREV.WW.Y.0022.161208T0000Z-161208T1800Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE,
AND INCLINE VILLAGE
801 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST THURSDAY...

* TIMING: SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT...THEN BECOME
  MIXED WITH RAIN IN THE VALLEYS EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. THERE IS
  A THREAT OF FREEZING RAIN ALONG I-80 EAST OF TRUCKEE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES...WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE
  7000 FEET.

* FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH EAST OF
  TRUCKEE.

* SNOW LEVELS: ALL VALLEY FLOORS THIS EVENING...THEN RISING TO
  OVER 7000 FEET LATE THURSDAY MORNING WITH MIXED WINTER
  PRECIPITATION IN THE VALLEYS.

* IMPACTS: A LIGHT COATING OF SNOW WITH BLACK ICE COULD CREATE
  VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. ICE WILL ALSO ACCUMULATE ON
  SIDEWALKS...TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS
  ARE URGED TO MAINTAIN AN INCREASED AWARENESS WHILE DRIVING
  TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING. IT COULD BE ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS
  ALONG I-80 EAST OF TRUCKEE.

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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