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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
533 PM PDT Mon Apr 19 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
533 PM PDT Mon Apr 19 2021

...Late Season Storm Trending For This Coming Weekend...

* A series of late season Pacific storms are becoming more likely
  this weekend into early next week. While this is far from a done
  deal, simulations have been trending wetter and windier. Anyone
  with travel plans, especially over the mountains, should keep a
  close eye on the forecast and make sure your vehicle is still

* 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 localized fire
  weather concerns in lower elevation dry vegetation.

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

* Otherwise, for most of this week the weather will be mainly
  quiet and seasonable. Some scattered showers and thunderstorms
  are possible, however, Tuesday into Wednesday. Most areas will
  remain dry, however those that do see showers could pick up a
  quick 0.1 to 0.2 inches of rain. If you`re outdoors in the
  afternoons, remain alert for lightning and seek shelter indoors
  if a storm approaches.


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