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avatar Special Weather Statement
March 22, 2019 02:44PM
National Weather Service RENO NV
153 PM PDT Fri Mar 22 2019

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-231200-
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
153 PM PDT Fri Mar 22 2019

...Colder storm to impact travel this evening through Saturday
morning...

A colder spring storm is moving into the Sierra and northeastern
California this afternoon, with the peak intensity expected this
evening through Saturday morning. Several inches of snow are
possible tonight into Saturday morning in the Sierra. By early
Saturday morning, we could see a couple inches of snow in western
Nevada foothill locations, including Virginia City and the
Highlands. Additional showers will continue throughout the day on
Saturday, but warmer roads will limit chances for snow
accumulation.

Snow levels will fall to around 4500 feet in northeast California,
5000 feet in the Tahoe Basin and along the I-80 corridor, and
5500 feet farther south into Mono and Mineral Counties. Rain is
likely below these elevations, though amounts will be limited due
to the speed of the system.

Anyone with travel plans over the Sierra this evening through
Saturday morning should be prepared for longer drive times along
with likely chain controls. Driving conditions will improve during
the day Saturday, with travel expected to be good through Sunday.

Additional wet and windy weather is looking likely starting
Monday, possibly lasting through the middle or end of next week.

$$
avatar Winter Storm Watch
March 24, 2019 02:00PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
246 AM PDT Sun Mar 24 2019

CAZ073-251100-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.A.0011.190327T0300Z-190328T1800Z/
Mono County-
Including the cities of Bridgeport, Coleville, and Mammoth Lakes
246 AM PDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

* CHANGES...None.

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations 3 to 6
inches, except 8 to 16 inches west of Highway 395. Up to 22
inches possible along the crest. Winds could gust as high as
75 mph across Sierra ridges and up to 40 mph in valley
locations.

* WHERE...Mono County.

* WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Thursday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and
car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry
tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm
arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended
period of time.

&&

$$
avatar Special Weather Statement
March 24, 2019 02:00PM
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
300 AM PDT Sun Mar 24 2019

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-242200-
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
300 AM PDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...Wet and Windy Week Ahead...

A series of storms will move through northern California and
Nevada Monday through Thursday bringing periods of rain and snow
along with gusty winds. Today will be the best day to travel
and/or prepare for the active week ahead.

Winds will begin to increase across Sierra ridgelines late tonight,
increasing in valleys Monday afternoon. Gusts of 30 to 45 mph are
likely, with locally stronger winds in wind prone locations along
US-395/I-580. Winds will remain gusty on Tuesday and Wednesday as
well. The winds may bring travel difficulties for high profile
vehicles along with turbulence for aviation.

Several inches of snow accumulation is possible on Sierra roads
Monday afternoon and again Monday night into Tuesday morning.
While additional rain and snow is likely during the day Monday and
Tuesday, roads will be warm enough to negate snow accumulation.
Spillover into western Nevada appears to be more limited, but
periods of rain and higher elevation snow are possible.

The greater concern is the stronger storm for Tuesday night into
Wednesday night with widespread travel impacts likely in the
Sierra and northeast California due to snow. This colder storm is
likely to have higher snowfall rates, which will increase the
chances for snow accumulation on roadways in the Sierra during
the day. Snow levels look to be between 5000-6000 feet, though
could drop further in heavier bursts of snow.

This storm will mainly bring periods of moderate rain to lower
valley locations. There is an increased concern for rises on
creeks, streams, and terminal lakes, along with spot flooding in
flood prone locations due to ponding of water.

Be sure to clear drains and secure any loose outdoor items today
before the weather deteriorates for the remainder of the week.


$$
avatar Winter Storm Watch
March 24, 2019 02:01PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
1026 AM PDT Sun Mar 24 2019

CAZ096-097-250200-
/O.NEW.KHNX.WS.A.0011.190327T0000Z-190328T1200Z/
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
Including the cities of Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, and Lodgepole
1026 AM PDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible above 5000 feet. Total snow
accumulations of one to two feet conceivable above 5000 feet.
Localized snow accumulations around three feet possible along
the crest. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph on exposed
ridgetops and near the crest.

* WHERE...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare
County Mountains above 5000 feet.

* WHEN...From 5 PM PDT Tuesday until 5 AM PDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be extremely difficult or
impossible. Gusty winds may bring down tree branches. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute. If you plan to travel, consider alternate strategies.
If you must travel, remember to carry tire chains, plenty of
food, a good deal of water, and warm clothing in your vehicle.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor
the latest forecasts.

&&

$$
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avatar Winter Storm Warning
March 25, 2019 06:20PM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
1239 PM PDT Mon Mar 25 2019

CAZ096-260400-
/O.UPG.KHNX.WS.A.0011.190327T0000Z-190328T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KHNX.WS.W.0011.190327T0000Z-190328T1200Z/
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
1239 PM PDT Mon Mar 25 2019

...A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected above 7000 feet. Total snow
accumulations of one to two feet likely. Localized snow amounts
of around three feet expected along the crest. Winds could gust
as high as 65 mph on exposed ridgetops and near the crest.

* WHERE...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon above 7000
feet.

* WHEN...From 5 PM Tuesday until 5 AM PDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be extremely difficult or
impossible. Gusty winds may bring down tree branches. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel exceptionally hazardous or
impossible. If you plan to travel, consider alternate strategies.
If you must travel, remember to carry tire chains, plenty of
food, a good deal of water, and warm clothing in your vehicle.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$
avatar Special Weather Statement
March 25, 2019 06:24PM
National Weather Service RENO NV
315 PM PDT Mon Mar 25 2019

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-261200-
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
315 PM PDT Mon Mar 25 2019

...Spring Storms to Bring Wind and Snow Impacts This Week...

A series of weak-moderate spring storms will bring weather impacts
to the Sierra and Western Nevada at times through Thursday.

* If wind is your worry: Gusty winds will continue through this
evening, with another round of stronger winds likely for
Wednesday. Travel impacts on wind prone roads such as Highway
395/I-580 along with increased turbulence can be expected. This
does not appear to be a major damaging wind scenario. Tuesday
will be breezy too, but overall wind speeds won`t be as strong.

* If snow is scary: The strongest storm is expected to impact the
region late Tuesday night through Wednesday. Heavy wet snow will
affect travel in the Sierra, especially at pass elevations, with
less certain impacts into mountain communities and Western
Nevada foothills between 5500 and 7000 feet. The Wednesday
morning and evening commutes could be problematic in the
mountains. Lighter snow may affect travel in the Sierra and
Northeast California late tonight into Tuesday morning, but
travel impact risks are lower. Scattered snow and pellet showers
are forecast Thursday region-wide but impacts will be localized
and short lived.

* If flooding is your fear: Wednesday is worth watching but not
overly concerning. A period of spillover rains will impact
Western Nevada valleys and cities Wednesday, leading to some
rises on creeks plus minor and temporary flooding of poor
drainage areas. Rain could lead to a slow commute Wednesday
morning.

$$
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