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avatar Winter Weather Advisory
March 05, 2020 03:32PM
National Weather Service Hanford CA
107 PM PST Thu Mar 5 2020

Central Sierra-
Including the cities of Devils Postpile, Florence Lake,
Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, and Fish Camp
107 PM PST Thu Mar 5 2020


* WHAT...Snow expected above 5000 feet. Total snow accumulations
around 4 to 6 inches with isolated heavier amounts possible.

* WHERE...Central Sierra Nevada, mainly around Yosemite.

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 10 PM PST Saturday, with the bulk expected
during the afternoon and early evening hours.

* IMPACTS...Motorists should anticipate travel delays and slick,
hazardous road conditions, as well as the potential for road
closures above 5000 feet.


Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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



avatar Special Weather Statement
March 05, 2020 06:02PM
National Weather Service RENO NV
1241 PM PST Thu Mar 5 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
1241 PM PST Thu Mar 5 2020

...Windy Friday into Saturday, Sierra Snow Saturday...

After several days of warmth, a cold front will be ushering in a
pattern shift for this weekend. We`ll be going from highs in the
60s and low 70s to highs in the 40s and 50s. Sounds about right
for March. Here are the other highlights:


* Increasing southwest winds Friday into Saturday. The strongest
winds are expected to be near and north of US-50 where gusts of
35 to 45 mph are likely. Wind prone locations along the US-395
corridor could potentially see gusts to 50 mph.

* Wind impacts include: Hazardous boating on area lakes, strong
crosswinds for high profile vehicles, aviation turbulence, and
sudden reductions in visibility in areas of blowing dust
downwind of desert sinks and dry lake beds.

Snow and Rain:

* Snow will begin moving into the Sierra and northeast California
by daybreak Saturday morning. While accumulating snow is likely
in the mountains, how much will stick to roadways is the
question. There is plenty of remnant heat in the ground, which
could keep roads mainly wet, outside of the higher Sierra
passes, especially given the fact most snow will fall during
daylight hours. Light snow showers may linger into Sunday, but
will be much more spotty in nature.

* If you do have travel plans, it`s a good idea to be prepared
for slick and/or lightly snow covered roads in the Sierra.

* Western Nevada will be largely rain shadowed, but there are
some signals rain showers with a stray thunderstorm could
develop into central and eastern Nevada.

Fire Weather:

* The exceedingly dry conditions the past couple of months
combined with increased winds and a dry airmass will bring
heightened fire weather concerns on Friday. Winds will remain
breezy Saturday, but humidity will also be increasing.

* Gusty winds of 30-45 mph are expected in western Nevada and
lower elevations of the eastern Sierra with minimum humidity
values in the 15-20% range Friday. Exercise care if out on
public lands and follow any burn restrictions in place by local
fire services.

Re: Winter Weather Advisory
March 06, 2020 05:51AM
Here's to (hopefully) more snow...
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