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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
1128 AM PST Tue Dec 6 2022

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
1128 AM PST Tue Dec 6 2022

...Weak Winter System the End of the Week...Potentially Major
Winter Storm This Weekend...

After a couple of quiet and seasonably cool days, we`ll see the
return of winter weather the end of the week into the weekend.


Winds will become strong across Sierra ridgelines, with increased
breezes into lower valleys. A fast moving system will bring a
quick shot of snow, primarily to the Sierra north of Sonora Pass
and northeast California late Thursday into Friday. Up to 6 inches
of snow possible along the Sierra crest with periods of travel
difficulties. A few light showers may make it into western Nevada,
but overall much of western Nevada will remain dry.

Friday Night through the weekend:

Winds remain strong in the High Sierra with periods of stronger
winds surfacing in valley locations. Heavy Sierra snow with major
travel impacts possible throughout the entire weekend. Storm
totals will likely be measured in feet in the Sierra. Lower
valleys may see a rain/snow mix Saturday, otherwise plan on light
snow at all elevations into western Nevada with the worst travel
conditions expected to be Friday and Saturday nights.

Travel across the Sierra is not recommended this weekend. If you
choose to do so, make sure to have proper supplies and plan for
long delays.


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