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Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
755 PM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

CAZ072-NVZ002-170400-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-190118T1200Z/
/O.CON.KREV.BZ.W.0001.190117T0300Z-190117T1500Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
755 PM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM WEDNESDAY TO 7 AM
PST THURSDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* CHANGES...No changes.

* WHAT...Tonight through Wednesday afternoon: Moderate to heavy
  snow with accumulations of 7 to 14 inches, except 12 to 20
  inches west of Highway 89, are expected. Winds gusting as high
  as 75 mph for ridge tops. Wednesday night through Thursday:
  Heavy snow accumulations of 2 to 5 feet is forecast west of
  Highway 395 above 7000 feet with blizzard conditions expected.
  10 to 20 inches elsewhere above 7000 feet. Winds gusting as high
  as 100 mph for ridge tops. Between 6000 and 7000 feet, up to 6
  inches is forecast.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 4 AM PST Friday.
  For the Blizzard Warning, from 7 PM Wednesday to 7 AM PST
  Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible with periods of road closures expected. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
  commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for
many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry
an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay
home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.

This is a life threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel!
Road crews and first responders may not be able to rescue you.
Stay indoors until the snow and wind subside. Even a short walk
could be deadly if you become disoriented.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$



Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
755 PM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

CAZ072-NVZ002-170400-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-190118T1200Z/
/O.CON.KREV.BZ.W.0001.190117T0300Z-190117T1500Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
755 PM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM WEDNESDAY TO 7 AM
PST THURSDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* CHANGES...No changes.

* WHAT...Tonight through Wednesday afternoon: Moderate to heavy
  snow with accumulations of 7 to 14 inches, except 12 to 20
  inches west of Highway 89, are expected. Winds gusting as high
  as 75 mph for ridge tops. Wednesday night through Thursday:
  Heavy snow accumulations of 2 to 5 feet is forecast west of
  Highway 395 above 7000 feet with blizzard conditions expected.
  10 to 20 inches elsewhere above 7000 feet. Winds gusting as high
  as 100 mph for ridge tops. Between 6000 and 7000 feet, up to 6
  inches is forecast.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 4 AM PST Friday.
  For the Blizzard Warning, from 7 PM Wednesday to 7 AM PST
  Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible with periods of road closures expected. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
  commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for
many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry
an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay
home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.

This is a life threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel!
Road crews and first responders may not be able to rescue you.
Stay indoors until the snow and wind subside. Even a short walk
could be deadly if you become disoriented.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$



Avalanche Watch

CAZ072-NVZ002-161715-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Avalanche Watch
U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center
Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV
904 AM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

The following message is transmitted at the request of the U.S.
Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center.

The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a BACKCOUNTRY
AVALANCHE WATCH for the following areas:

Greater Lake Tahoe

* TIMING...In effect from 4 PM PST Wednesday to 7 AM PST Friday.

* AFFECTED AREA...Central Sierra Nevada mountains between Yuba
  Pass (Hwy 49) on the north and Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) on the
  south, including the greater Lake Tahoe area.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...Periods of HIGH avalanche danger during the
  period Wednesday evening through Friday morning.

* REASON/IMPACTS...Forecast snow and wind in addition to existing
  weak layers in the snowpack may result in widespread avalanche
  activity in the mountains.

* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche
  conditions may occur. If so, travel in avalanche terrain is not
  recommended. Large destructive avalanches could happen.

Consult https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/ or www.avalanche.org
for more detailed information.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage
area of this or any avalanche center.

$$



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