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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
218 PM PST Tue Dec 7 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
218 PM PST Tue Dec 7 2021

...Active Storm Pattern Next 7-10 Days...

Here is a broad summary of coming storms for the Sierra, Northeast
California, and Western Nevada.

* Snow: A period of snow and gusty winds, mixed with rain in
  lower elevation valleys, will bring slick roads and travel
  slowdowns Wednesday evening into the Thursday morning commute.
  Additional snow showers are possible Thursday afternoon and
  evening, mainly in the eastern Sierra and southeast of Lake
  Tahoe and Pyramid Lake. Isolated strong wind gusts are possible
  in the Eastern Sierra between Bridgeport and Bishop. Winter
  weather advisories are in effect.

* Cold: Colder temperatures are expected Thursday through
  Saturday which will be a huge change from the last several weeks
  of mild weather. Low temperatures into the teens and even
  single digits are likely Friday and Saturday mornings,
  especially in areas where there is new snowcover. These cold
  temperatures can impact vulnerable and homeless populations.
  Ensure irrigation systems that may still be running are
  winterized beforehand.

* More Snow: Confidence continues to increase in a series of cool
  winter storms Sunday-Wednesday next week that all together
  could bring large amounts of snow to the Sierra. Even Western
  Nevada valleys could see appreciable snowfall however there is
  less certainty on rain versus snow. While potential scenarios
  remain variable, it`s probably best to plan for possible
  prolonged travel disruptions during this timeframe and we
  recommend keeping a close eye on the forecast as the character
  and timing of these storms comes into better focus.


Winter Weather Advisory

National Weather Service Reno NV
216 PM PST Tue Dec 7 2021

Mono County-Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-
Carson City-Minden Area-
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Including the cities of Bridgeport, Coleville, Mammoth Lakes,
Verdi, and Virginia City
216 PM PST Tue Dec 7 2021


* WHAT...Winter Weather Advisory for snow above 5000 feet. Total
  snow accumulations of 2 to 7 inches, except 4 to 8 inches above
  7000 feet. Isolated higher elevations above 9000 feet may
  receive close to a foot. Accumulations of up to 1 inch will be
  possible below 5000 feet, including the Carson City/Reno areas.
  Ridge top winds will gust between 50-70 mph.

* WHERE...Above 5000 feet for the following areas: Greater Reno-
  Carson City- Minden Area, Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties,
  Mono County and Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid

* WHEN...From 4 PM Wednesday to 4 PM PST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels will start around 6000 feet
  late Wednesday afternoon and rapidly fall overnight into
  Thursday morning. Even slushy roadways at lower elevations can
  create hazardous travel conditions.


Even light snowfall causes major travel delays, especially during
periods of high traffic volume. Be sure to allow extra time to
reach your destination. Leave extra space between vehicles since
it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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