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Avalanche Watch

CAZ072-NVZ002-190100-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Avalanche Watch
U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center
Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV
242 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH

IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

17:00 PST THU JAN 18 2018

THE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER IN TRUCKEE HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY
AVALANCHE WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
NWS RENO NV - NVZ002 (GREATER LAKE TAHOE)...CAZ072 (GREATER LAKE
TAHOE (CA))

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM THU 17:00 PST TO FRI 17:00 PST.

* AFFECTED AREA...CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS BETWEEN YUBA
  PASS (HWY 49) ON THE NORTH AND EBBETTS PASS (HWY 4) ON THE
  SOUTH, INCLUDING THE GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA MAY
  RISE TO HIGH DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS THURSDAY INTO THE
  DAYTIME HOURS FRIDAY.

* REASON/IMPACTS...FORECAST HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH WIND MAY
  RESULT IN WIDESPREAD AVALANCHES.

* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE
  CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR. IF SO, TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT
  RECOMMENDED. AVALANCHES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES AND CAN RUN INTO
  MATURE FORESTS, VALLEY FLOORS, OR FLAT TERRAIN.

CONSULT HTTPS://WWW.SIERRAAVALANCHECENTER.ORG/ OR
WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE
COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.

$$




Lake Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
232 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

CAZ072-NVZ002-181200-
/O.NEW.KREV.LW.Y.0002.180118T0600Z-180118T2000Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Stateline,
and Incline Village
232 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
PST THURSDAY FOR LAKE TAHOE...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Lake Wind
Advisory for Lake Tahoe, which is in effect from 10 PM this
evening to noon PST Thursday.

* Winds: Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Wave Heights: 2 to 4 feet. Highest from mid-lake to northern
  and eastern shores.

* Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to
  capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions
  improve.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.

&&

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
232 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

CAZ072-NVZ002-181200-
/O.UPG.KREV.WS.A.0002.180118T2000Z-180120T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.W.0002.180119T0000Z-180120T0000Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
232 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 4 PM PST
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected with strong damaging winds possible.
  Plan on difficult travel conditions in near white out conditions
  at times. Damage to trees and power lines will be possible as
  well. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches with localized
  amounts up to 10 inches along the west shore of Lake Tahoe. 10
  to 18 inches are expected above 7000 feet with localized amounts
  up to 2 feet.

* Winds...will generally be gusting 35 to 50 mph Thursday
  afternoon and evening ahead of the main precipitation period.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Thursday to 4 PM PST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times.

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. The latest
road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

$$



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