Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Elko NV
415 AM PDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Humboldt County-Northern Elko County-Southeastern Elko County-
Ruby Mountains/East Humboldt Range-White Pine County-
Northern Lander County and Northern Eureka County-
Southern Lander County and Southern Eureka County-
Southwestern Elko County-South Central Elko County-
Northwestern Nye County-Northeastern Nye County-
415 AM PDT Tue Mar 20 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Nevada...north
central Nevada...northeast Nevada...northwest Nevada and south
central Nevada.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

No significant weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

A storm system will bring strong winds, significant valley rain,
and mountain snow Wednesday through Friday.

Winds will begin to increase on Wednesday, but will be strongest
on Thursday. Winds on Thursday will begin early across White Pine
County. Most other zones will will get wind gusts in the 40s mph,
to near 50 mph range all afternoon. Elko County should not see
very strong wind gusts until late Thursday and into Thursday

Rainfall amounts will be higher across northeast Nye and White
Pine Counties. This area could receive more than one and one-half
inch of rain. Thunderstorms will be possible on Thursday as well
which could enhance the precipitation rates and amounts.

Minor overland flooding is possible from the expected rain,
saturated soils from recent snowmelt, and the possibility of
rapid snow melt from the mid slopes of mountain ranges.
significant flooding is not expected, but secondary dirt roads
could see minor flooding and become muddy and impassable. Also,
any stream exiting the higher terrain could see increased cold and
swift flows. Use caution and plan accordingly if recreating or
traveling in the back country or on rural roads.

Snow levels across most of northern and central Nevada will rise
to above 8500 feet Thursday before lowering back down to most
valley floors by late Friday. Back in the cooler air, snow levels
across northwest Nevada will rise to higher than 7000 feet. These
anticipated levels will keep snow above highway overpasses and
impacts will be minimal. Mountains could total more than one and
one-half feet of new snow with this system. Rain will begin
turning to snow on some of the foothills before the storm exits on
Friday and there is potential for several inches of snow to
accumulate down to about 6500 feet across eastern Nevada.


Spotters are asked to report weather phenomena according to
standard operating procedure.


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