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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
248 AM PDT Fri Mar 22 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
248 AM PDT Fri Mar 22 2019

...Colder storm to impact travel this evening through Saturday

A colder spring storm will begin to move into the Sierra and
northeastern California today, with the peak intensity expected
this evening through Saturday morning. Several inches of snow are
possible tonight into Saturday morning in the Sierra. By early
Saturday morning, we could see a couple inches of snow in western
Nevada foothill locations, including Virginia City and the
Highlands. Additional showers will continue throughout the day on
Saturday, but warmer roads will limit chances for snow

Snow levels will fall to around 4500 feet in northeast California,
5000 feet in the Tahoe Basin and along the I-80 corridor, and
5500 feet farther south into Mono and Mineral Counties. Rain is
likely below these elevations, though amounts will be limited due
to the speed of the system.

Anyone with travel plans over the Sierra this evening through
Saturday morning should be prepared for longer drive times along
with likely chain controls. Driving conditions will improve during
the day Saturday, with travel expected to be good through Sunday.


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