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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
308 AM PDT Thu Apr 22 2021

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
308 AM PDT Thu Apr 22 2021

...Colder Late Season Storm For This Weekend...

* A late season Pacific storm is expected to move into the region
  for this weekend into early next week, bringing sharply colder
  temperatures more typical of February. Anyone with travel plans,
  especially over the mountains, should keep a close eye on the
  forecast and make sure your vehicle is still winter-ready.

* Widespread strong gusty winds are forecast Saturday into Sunday.
  These winds would bring road and aviation travel impacts across
  the Sierra and Western Nevada, along with blowing dust, rough
  lake conditions and localized fire weather concerns in lower
  elevation dry vegetation.

* There is potential for significant, but not drought busting,
  moisture with this storm. Sierra passes could experience periods
  of heavy, wet snows late Saturday night into Sunday and Monday
  with possible travel impacts and chain controls especially at
  night. Mountain communities such as Tahoe, Truckee, and Mammoth
  Lakes look to vary between rain and snow, with Western Nevada
  cities seeing on and off rain showers Sunday into Monday.


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