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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
311 PM PST Mon Mar 8 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
311 PM PST Mon Mar 8 2021

...Unsettled Winter Weather Continues this Week...

An active weather pattern will continue through much of this
week. Periods of snow and gusty winds are anticipated through
Thursday with the brunt of the snow potential expected late
Tuesday into Wednesday.

Highlights of this week`s weather include:

* Gusty Winds this Evening: Southwest winds 20-30 mph with gusts
  40-50 mph. Sierra ridge gusts are expected to be in 70-90 mph
  range. Wind will diminish this evening.

* Snow through Tuesday morning: A cold area of low pressure sends
  its first wave of snow into the Sierra and northeast California
  tonight. Shadowing will limit most of the snow tonight to near
  the Sierra crest with 1-3 inches possible along Sierra passes.

* Sierra Snow Tuesday-Thursday: More favorable conditions for
  heavier snow from Tahoe to Alpine and Mono counties mainly
  Tuesday evening through Wednesday. Please see the Winter
  Weather Advisory for more information

* Light snowfall possible across western Nevada valleys Wednesday
  morning. Travel impacts possible on the valley floor with an
  inch or two of snowfall not out of the question.

* Light Snow Wednesday Night-Thursday: Periods of snow showers may
  bring additional light accumulations mainly to Mono County and
  higher elevations of western Nevada south of Highway 50.

The exact path of this storm will impact the forecast snowfall
amounts, especially farther east of the Sierra crest. Expect
travel disruptions across the Sierra this week, and possibly into
western Nevada at times this afternoon through Wednesday.


Wind Advisory

National Weather Service Reno NV
341 AM PST Mon Mar 8 2021

Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Including the cities of Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville,
and Virginia City
341 AM PST Mon Mar 8 2021


* CHANGES...Earlier start time and increased winds along wind
  prone areas of US-395.

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
  expected. Wind prone areas along US-395 could see gusts over 55

* WHERE...Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area.

* WHEN...From 7 AM this morning to 7 PM PST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree
  limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
  Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Areas of blowing dust may limit visibility
  at times today.


Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture and trash cans before winds increase which could blow
these items away. The best thing to do is prepare ahead of time
by making sure you have extra food and water on hand, flashlights
with spare batteries and/or candles in the event of a power



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