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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
324 PM PDT Thu Apr 2 2020

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-040000-
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
324 PM PDT Thu Apr 2 2020

...MORE WINTER ON THE WAY THIS WEEKEND: PLAN FOR TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS
ACROSS THE SIERRA STARTING SATURDAY...

A couple of storms are on tap for the weekend that may result in
travel disruptions along the Sierra, aviation impacts, and
recreational hazards. The Saturday storm will be a quick hitter
with lighter precipitation, while the Sunday storm will be much
more robust and linger through early next week.

Saturday: This initial storm moves through quickly with gusty
winds and precipitation beginning by around midday. The system
quickly exits the Sierra and western Nevada by Saturday evening.
Light rain, or a mix of rain and snow above lower valley floors,
is possible in western Nevada, with a modest snowfall in the
Sierra. Travel impacts from snow in the Sierra and for northeast
California are expected to increase Saturday night.

Sunday: The stronger of the two storms begins to move in early
Sunday morning. Plan for heavier snow in the Sierra with periods
of white out conditions possible due to gusty winds, with aviation
turbulence, low level wind shear, and periods of rain and snow
showers for western Nevada. Wind gusts 30 to 40 mph, locally
to around 50 mph in wind-prone areas, will be possible for valley
locations with wind gusts to around 90 mph for exposed Sierra
ridges.

$$

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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
1223 PM PDT Thu Apr 2 2020

CAZ071-072-NVZ002-040000-
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.A.0003.200405T0000Z-200406T1800Z/
Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties-
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of Portola, Susanville, South Lake Tahoe,
Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village
1223 PM PDT Thu Apr 2 2020

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. For the Lake Tahoe area: total snow
  accumulations of 6 to 12 inches possible, except 1 to 2 feet,
  locally higher, along and west of Highway 89. For Lassen,
  eastern Plumas, and eastern Sierra counties: 4 to 10 inches
  possible above 5000 feet with up to 4 inches elsewhere.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area and Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
  Eastern Sierra Counties.

* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Monday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult with very long travel
  delays possible over the Sierra and for routes west of
  Susanville, especially starting Sunday morning. Saturday
  afternoon and evening may see better travel conditions before
  heavier snow arrives by Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Please take the current Coronavirus
  situation into account when making your travel plans and avoid
  unnecessary travel during winter weather. Even a small car
  accident will require actions from first responders that will
  create further strain on resources.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and
car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry
tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm
arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended
period of time.

&&

$$



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