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Lake Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
238 AM PST Fri Feb 28 2020

CAZ072-NVZ002-291200-
/O.NEW.KREV.LW.Y.0014.200229T1500Z-200301T0600Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee,
Markleeville, Stateline, Glenbrook, and Incline Village
238 AM PST Fri Feb 28 2020

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY
FOR LAKE TAHOE...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph
  expected. Waves 3 to 4 feet. Highest waves on the east and north
  parts of the lake.

* WHERE...Lake Tahoe.

* WHEN...From 7 AM to 10 PM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...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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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
204 AM PST Fri Feb 28 2020

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-291100-
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
204 AM PST Fri Feb 28 2020


...Strong Winds & Snowfall Likely Saturday/Sunday...

After unseasonable warmth the past few days, expect a sharp change
in the weather Saturday evening into Sunday as a powerful cold
front sweeps across the Sierra and northern Nevada.

Confidence is increasing in seeing strong and gusty winds ahead
of the front on Saturday followed by plummeting snow levels and
chances for accumulating snow on valley floors. Much colder
temperatures are expected on Sunday.

Wind:

* Increasing winds Saturday with peak winds during the afternoon
  and evening ahead of the front. Gusts 30-40 mph most areas but
  40-50 mph possible through the Hwy 395/I-580 corridor around
  Reno and Carson City and through much of Mono County.

* Wind impacts include: Hazardous boating on area lakes, strong
  crosswinds for high profile vehicles, aviation turbulence, and
  sudden reductions in visibility in areas of blowing dust
  downwind of desert sinks and dry lake beds.


Snow:

* Snowfall will be concentrated in a band along the cold front
  with a quick 2-4 hour period of snow possible. Start time as
  early as Saturday afternoon across northern Lassen and Surprise
  Valley. Best potential across western Nevada and Sierra
  Saturday night through Sunday morning.

* Western Nevada valleys could see 1-2 inches. For the Sierra, 2-5
  inches for valleys such as around Truckee and Tahoe, with 4-8
  inches for the crest and near Mammoth Lakes.


Fire Weather:

* Our recent lack of precipitation and unseasonable warmth may
  result in some heightened fire weather concerns ahead of the
  cold front on Saturday.

* Gusty winds of 30-50 mph are expected along with minimum
  humidity of 15-20% across western Nevada and lower elevations of
  the Eastern Sierra. Exercise care if out on public lands and
  follow any burn restrictions in place by local fire services.


Temperatures:

* After seeing high temperatures near 70 degrees in Western
  Nevada and near 60 in Sierra communities on Friday, high
  temperatures will plummet nearly 30 degrees with highs on Sunday
  expected to be in the 30s areawide. Blustery northeast winds
  will make it feel even colder.

$$

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