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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
259 PM PDT Sat Apr 4 2020

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
259 PM PDT Sat Apr 4 2020

...Sierra storm with travel disruptions through Monday...

* What...A late season winter storm continues through the weekend
  bringing travel disruptions across the Sierra, aviation
  impacts, and recreational hazards. A secondary and stronger wave
  arrives Sunday morning through Monday morning.

* Snow...Travel conditions will deteriorate tonight into Sunday as
  heavy snow moves into the Sierra. Some snow is possible for
  western Nevada valleys Sunday night into Monday morning. There
  are moderate chances for up to an inch of snowfall around Reno-
  Sparks, with up to 2-4" possible for areas in the Carson Valley
  and for Virginia City.

* Winds...Wind gusts of 30-45 mph continue this evening with wind
  prone areas up to 50 mph. Sierra ridges could gust as high as 90
  mph. Be prepared for travel restrictions for high profile
  vehicles along Highways 95, 395, as well as Interstate 580.
  Turbulence and low level wind shear could impact flights in and
  out of the region this weekend.


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
1204 PM PDT Sat Apr 4 2020

Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County-
Northern Sacramento Valley-Central Sacramento Valley-
Southern Sacramento Valley-Carquinez Strait and Delta-
Northern San Joaquin Valley-
Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County-
Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley-Motherlode-
Including the cities of Shasta Dam, Redding, Red Bluff, Chico,
Oroville, Marysville/Yuba City, Sacramento, Fairfield/Suisun,
Stockton, Modesto, Alder Springs, Paradise, Grass Valley,
and Jackson
1204 PM PDT Sat Apr 4 2020

...Chance of Thunderstorms on Sunday producing heavy rain, small
hail, urban and rural street flooding...

* Timing: Late tonight and early Sunday mainly south of Marysville
  including the adjacent foothills, then Sunday afternoon into
  early evening for the central valley and foothills.

* Impacts: Heavy rain and small hail expected with thunderstorms.
  The stronger storms may lead to some urban and rural flooding
  along with minor mud and rock slides in hilly terrain. Heavy
  rain and hail will likely lead to poor visibilities and slippery
  road conditions.

* Synopsis: A weather system from the Gulf of Alaska will drop
  southward bringing unsettled weather with a chance of
  thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may occur as the cold front
  moves through late tonight into early Sunday. The stronger
  storms are expected Sunday afternoon. A weak tornado or two may
  be possible.


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