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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
418 PM PST THU NOV 27 2014

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-281230-
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-
EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-
MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-
MINDEN AREA-WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CEDARVILLE...EAGLEVILLE...
FORT BIDWELL...PORTOLA...SUSANVILLE...WESTWOOD...SIERRAVILLE...
LOYALTON...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TAHOE CITY...TRUCKEE...
MARKLEEVILLE...BRIDGEPORT...COLEVILLE...LEE VINING...
MAMMOTH LAKES...HAWTHORNE...YERINGTON...SMITH VALLEY...MINA...
SCHURZ...GLENBROOK...INCLINE VILLAGE...SPARKS...VERDI...
GARDNERVILLE...VIRGINIA CITY...FERNLEY...FALLON...LOVELOCK...
SILVER SPRINGS...NIXON...IMLAY...EMPIRE...GERLACH
418 PM PST THU NOV 27 2014

...PERIODS OF MOUNTAIN SNOW THIS WEEKEND...

LATEST FORECAST TRENDS ARE BRINGING IN MORE SNOW AND LOWER SNOW
LEVELS THAT MAY AFFECT TRAVELERS OVER THE SIERRA FOR THE
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. SNOW LEVELS MAY DROP AS LOW AS 5500
FEET AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN AND TO VALLEY FLOORS NORTH OF
SUSANVILLE AS COLDER AIR FILTERS IN FROM THE NORTH. FORECAST
CONFIDENCE IS MEDIUM FOR THE WEEKEND AND TRAVELERS SHOULD CHECK
BACK FOR UPDATES IN THE COMING DAYS.

PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE SIERRA AND
CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. STORM TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS OVER THE
WEEKEND FOR THE TAHOE BASIN ABOVE 7000 FEET MAY BE AS MUCH AS 6 TO
12 INCHES AFFECTING TRAVEL OVER INTERSTATE 80...HIGHWAY 50 AND
OTHER MOUNTAIN HIGHWAYS.

FOR AREAS NORTH OF LAKE TAHOE...SEVERAL INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WEST
OF HIGHWAY 395 ABOVE 5500 FEET AFFECTING YUBA PASS AND FREDONYER
SUMMIT. SNOW LEVELS MAY DROP TO VALLEY FLOORS NORTH OF SUSANVILLE
WITH LIGHT SNOW IN THE DESERT VALLEYS OF NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA
AND WESTERN NEVADA.

ANYONE TRAVELING OVER THE SIERRA THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE PREPARED
FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND POTENTIAL DELAYS.

$$

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
227 PM PST THU NOV 27 2014

CAZ013>019-063-064-066>069-281400-
SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-
BURNEY BASIN / EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY-SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
CLEAR LAKE/SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY-MOTHERLODE-
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
227 PM PST THU NOV 27 2014

...WET SYSTEM TO IMPACT THANKSGIVING WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...

.IMPACTS...
  *RAIN AND SNOW EXPECTED FOR FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO
   EARLY NEXT WEEK CAUSING DIFFICULTIES FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL.

  *FALLEN LEAVES MAY LEAD TO CLOGGED DRAINS AND LOCALIZED FLOODING.

  *BURN SCAR AREAS MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DEBRIS FLOWS.

.TIMING AND STRENGTH...
  *DRY WEATHER...MILD TEMPERATURES...AND PATCHY VALLEY FOG THANKSGIVING.

  *WET WEATHER LIKELY FRIDAY MAINLY NORTH OF I-80 CORRIDOR...LATE
   FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING...MAINLY SOUTH OF I-80 CORRIDOR.

  *SNOW LEVELS ~6000 FEET FOR THE WEEKEND.

  *POSSIBILITY FOR LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THE
   SIERRA AND SOUTHERN CASCADE RANGES.


.CONFIDENCE...
  *HIGH CONFIDENCE FOR WET WEATHER INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

  *MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN LOWERING SNOW LEVELS AND MODERATE SNOW
   ACCUMULATIONS.

.WEATHER SUMMARY...
  *HIGH PRESSURE MAINTAINS DRY AND MILD WEATHER FOR THANKSGIVING
   DAY TODAY. THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF STORMS WILL BRING WET
   WEATHER STARTING FRIDAY. WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED
   THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. ALTHOUGH THE SECOND
   SYSTEM MAY BE DELAYED INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. SNOW OVER THE
   PASSES MAY IMPACT A BUSY TRAVEL WEEKEND.


$$

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