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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
1244 PM PST Thu Jan 26 2023

Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
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, Stateline, Glenbrook,
Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire,
and Gerlach
1244 PM PST Thu Jan 26 2023

...Quick Hitting Winter System Sunday and Sunday Night Followed
By Very Cold Temperatures...

* A quick moving slider-type winter system is expected to impact
  the Sierra and western Nevada on Sunday into Sunday night,
  bringing gusty ridge winds and light snowfall accumulations.

* Ahead of the precipitation, westerly winds will begin to
  increase Saturday night into Sunday morning. Sierra ridges will
  see gusts between 60 to 80 mph which will result in some
  mountain recreational impacts. Expect choppy conditions on Lake
  Tahoe as gusts will climb up to around 30 mph.

* This will be a cold system, with powdery snow at all elevations.
  Snow totals will be meager by Sierra standards, with generally
  2-6" expected. For western Nevada, a dusting up to a few inches
  of snow will be possible. Remember, it doesn`t take much for
  the snow to pack down into ice as cars drive over it. Driving
  conditions may get messy Sunday, with the potential for
  lingering icy conditions into the Monday morning commute.

* For the latest roadway conditions call 5 1 1 or download
  Caltran`s and NDOT`s smart phone applications, Quickmap and
  NVRoads, respectively.

* Frigid temperatures will settle into the region early next week
  with highs remaining below freezing Monday and possibly Tuesday.
  Overnight lows Monday night could be the coldest some locations
  have seen in 5-10 years. Preparations should be made to protect
  vulnerable populations and pets from these very cold


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