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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
209 PM PDT Fri Mar 24 2023

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
209 PM PDT Fri Mar 24 2023


* Cold temperatures will linger through this weekend with highs
  only in the 30s to low 40s for western Nevada and 20s to mid 30s
  for Sierra valleys. Additional spotty, light snow showers will
  be possible mainly during the afternoon and evening hours,
  which may produce brief minor accumulations on Sierra roadways.

* A stronger winter storm is likely to impact the region late
  Monday night through Wednesday, with the best chances for heavy
  Sierra snowfall from late Monday night through Tuesday evening.
  This will be a cold storm with snow levels close to the lower
  valley floors. Precipitation will be showery into western
  Nevada with best chances for spillover Tuesday.

* Snow totals in the High Sierra could reach 2 to 3 feet, with
  10-20 inches for the Tahoe Basin, around Mammoth Lakes, and
  mountainous areas of northeast CA west of US-395. Snow totals on
  valley floors of western Nevada could reach up to 2 inches, with
  2 to 6 inches possible for foothill locations and Virginia City.
  However, the late March sun angle will limit accumulations on
  most road surfaces in lower elevations.

* For Monday night through Tuesday evening: Gusty south to
  southwest winds will accompany the main cold front. This will
  bring areas of blowing and drifting snow, further reducing
  visibility and bringing significant travel disruptions in the
  Sierra. Wind gusts to 40-50 mph in valley locations and over 100
  mph along Sierra ridges may also bring difficulties for high
  profile vehicles, aviation interests, and backcountry


Winter Storm Watch

National Weather Service Reno NV
211 PM PDT Fri Mar 24 2023

Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties-
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of Portola, Susanville, South Lake Tahoe,
Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village
211 PM PDT Fri Mar 24 2023


* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16
  inches in the Tahoe Basin with 1 to 3 feet above 7000 feet near
  and west of Highway 89 possible. Up to 3 inches in northeast
  California, except 8 to 16 inches above 5500 feet west of Highway
  395 possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph in valley
  locations with up to 100 mph along Sierra ridges.

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

* WHEN...From Monday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions
  could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could
  bring blowing and drifting snow with greatly reduced visibility.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The highest snowfall rates and strongest
  winds are anticipated from late Monday night through Tuesday
  afternoon. Snow showers to continue into Wednesday with periods
  of locally intense snowfall.


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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