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avatar Special Weather Statement
May 13, 2019 09:13PM
National Weather Service RENO NV
350 PM PDT Mon May 13 2019

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
350 PM PDT Mon May 13 2019


The recent warmth will come to an end by the middle of this week
as a cold storm system sets up over the west. High temperatures by
Thursday may only reach into the 50s to near 60 degrees for
western Nevada valleys. While clouds and wind are likely to keep
overnight lows above freezing, a few colder pockets are possible
in outlying valley locations, which could affect sensitive
vegetation. Below average temperatures look to continue through
the weekend.

Breezy to windy conditions are expected to continue through this
week. Afternoon and evening wind gusts of 25-40 mph are likely,
with stronger winds possible by Sunday. Expect choppy to rough
conditions on area lakes, travel difficulties for high profile
vehicles in wind prone locations along I-580, Highways 395 and 95,
and turbulence and mountain wave activity for aviation interests.

Periods of rain and high elevation snow are also likely beginning
Wednesday, lasting through the weekend and possibly through the
middle of next week. The most likely period for widespread rain
will be late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, with another
round of rain and snow for a portion of the weekend.

Snow levels will begin above 8000 feet Wednesday evening, but
fall to near 6000 feet by Thursday night. Above 8000 feet, heavier
snowfall amounts of 5-10 inches are possible above 8000 feet late
Wednesday night through Thursday morning, with lighter snowfall
amounts down to lake level by Thursday night. Roadways could be
impacted during the overnight hours, with daytime accumulation
unlikely due to warmer daytime road temperatures during this time
of the year.

Anyone with outdoor plans Wednesday through the weekend,
especially in the Sierra, may want to have a backup option in

Re: Special Weather Statement
May 14, 2019 05:24PM
Now predicting snow at 5000 ft. We (families with kids ages 5-10) have a Lower Pines camping reservation starting Thursday. Do you think it will be ok to still arrive on Thursday (via 140) or should we come on Friday instead? Advice appreciated smiling smiley
avatar Re: Special Weather Statement
May 14, 2019 06:42PM
You shouldn't get snow on 140 and you might lose your campsite if you don't arrive Thursday. So I'd go for it.
Re: Special Weather Statement
May 14, 2019 06:44PM
Just a thought but won't he be required to carry chains, even if he's coming in on 140?
Re: Special Weather Statement
May 16, 2019 01:21AM
Might be required to do so but I doubt anyone will check at this time of year if he's coming on 140.
avatar Winter Storm Warning
May 14, 2019 06:41PM
National Weather Service Hanford CA
140 PM PDT Tue May 14 2019

Central Sierra-North Kings River-Sequoia Kings-
Including the cities of Devils Postpile, Florence Lake,
Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Fish Camp, Shaver Lake,
Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole, and Grant Grove
140 PM PDT Tue May 14 2019


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected above 5000 feet. Total snow
accumulation of up to 21 inches expected. Winds gusting as high
as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Central Sierra, North Kings River and Sequoia Kings.

* WHEN...From midnight Wednesday night to 6 AM PDT Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
or evening commute.


A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

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



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