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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
442 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

CAZ072-NVZ002-210000-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-170123T1200Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE,
AND INCLINE VILLAGE
442 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

* TIMING: SNOW CONTINUES INTO SATURDAY MORNING. A 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 140 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 BREAK IN THE STORM ON
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 BREAK IN THE STORM SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND
STORM PREPARATION.

&&

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