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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
210 PM PDT Tue Mar 19 2019

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
210 PM PDT Tue Mar 19 2019


Active weather pattern returns tonight as low pressure moves into
the region. This is a much weaker storm than others we have seen
this season. Even though some light to moderate rainfall is
expected with this storm, no flooding is expected at this time.

Snow levels will start out near 7500 feet this evening, then fall
to near 6000 feet by Wednesday morning. Snow amounts in the High
Sierra above 7000 feet will be around 4 to 8 inches by noon on
Wednesday, with up to a couple inches down to 6000 feet including
Lake Tahoe. Most precipitation below 6000 feet will be rain.

Showers continue Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning with an
additional inch or two of snow above 6000 feet by Thursday morning.
Plan on widespread snow pellet showers across the region on Wednesday
afternoon along with a chance of thunder as well.

Anyone with travel plans over the Sierra passes Wednesday morning
or Thursday morning should be prepared for the potential for slow
downs and chain controls. Road conditions during the daylight hours
on Wednesday will likely improve drastically.


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