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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
227 PM PDT Tue Apr 13 2021

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-141200-
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
227 PM PDT Tue Apr 13 2021

...RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY, TRAVEL IMPACTS
POSSIBLE ACROSS SIERRA PASSES TONIGHT...


WIND: Gusty winds will continue through the evening with the
strongest winds remaining across Mono County. Southwest wind
gusts around 40-50 mph will continue through the early evening
with wind prone areas along US-395 seeing localized higher gusts
up to 65 mph. Winds to turn north for all locations tonight
behind the front. Expect choppy lakes, turbulence and wind shear
for aviation, and potential travel difficulties for high profile
vehicles. Areas of blowing dust are also expected through the
west-central Nevada Basin and Range. Lighter northerly breezes
will prevail on Thursday.

RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS: There will be periods of steady rain and
snow showers across the Sierra and portions of western Nevada
tonight with the best potential favoring the Sierra passes through
Wednesday afternoon.

Higher elevation passes in the Sierra such as Mt Rose Hwy, Sonora
Pass, Ebbetts Pass, Monitor Pass, Carson Pass, Donner Summit and
Tioga Pass could see anywhere from 2-6" inches of snow. 1-2" of
snowfall will also be possible for lower Lake Tahoe communities.
Accumulations are likely to be short-lived, or possibly non-
existent, during the daylight hours given the time of year. While
lower elevations in western Nevada will see predominately rain
for the lower elevations, snow pellets may mix in at times.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon both days.

TEMPERATURES: Much cooler than we have experienced lately with
highs only reaching into the 50s or near 60 degrees even in the
warmer valleys on Wednesday. Lows will drop near or below
freezing, especially outside of urban centers, Wednesday and
Thursday mornings. Protect any sensitive early season vegetation.

FIRE CONCERNS: Continue in the lower eastern Sierra (Swall
Meadows & Chalfant Valley in particular) and southern Mineral
County until the cold front moves through the humidity increases.
Please see the Fire Weather Watch for more information.


$$

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