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avatar Special Weather Statement
November 04, 2020 10:52AM
National Weather Service RENO NV
252 PM PST Tue Nov 3 2020

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-050000-
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
252 PM PST Tue Nov 3 2020

...Big Changes in the Weather Pattern for This Weekend...

A strong cold front will push through the Sierra and western
Nevada on Friday bringing gusty winds, much colder temperatures,
and chances for rain and snow showers. This storm does appear to
herald in a pattern that may possibly stick around through much of
November with the potential for lingering cold temperatures and
maybe even additional chances for rain and snow.

WINDS: Winds will increase significantly Thursday night into Friday
morning with a quick burst of winds that may produce areas of
blowing dust, choppy lake conditions, as well as a brief period of
fire weather concerns. Gusts up to 45 mph are possible for most
areas, with up to 60 mph in wind prone spots, and up to 100 mph
for exposed areas along the Sierra Crest.

COLD: Afternoon temperatures will drop significantly from Friday to
Saturday, with western Nevada and Sierra valleys in the 30s and 40s.
Overnight lows will be well below freezing with a few single digit
and sub zero readings possible in the colder Sierra valleys.

PRECIPITATION: A quick burst of rain and snow is likely behind the
cold front Friday with a couple inches of snow possible above 6000
feet. While light snow showers are likely most of the weekend with
little accumulation, a second burst of accumulating snow may occur
Sunday morning. Sunday is currently the best shot at lower valley
snowfall accumulations.

If you haven`t put that winter travel kit in your car, then
now is the time make it happen. It`s that time of the year where
conditions can rapidly change along the Sierra passes so being in
tune with all the weather updates as well as Caltrans and NDOT
will save you a lot of headaches.
avatar Winter Storm Watch
November 05, 2020 11:15AM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
1029 AM PST Thu Nov 5 2020

CAZ192>195-060230-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.A.0006.201106T2000Z-201109T0600Z/
Central Sierra-North Kings River-Sequoia Kings-Lake Isabella-
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
1029 AM PST Thu Nov 5 2020

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible above 5000 feet. Total snow
accumulations of 6 to 12 inches with localized amounts of up
to 15 inches. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph on exposed
ridgetops.

* WHERE...Southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite south to the Lake
Isabella area.

* WHEN...From Friday afternoon through Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS...Travel delays are possible. Snow covered roads and
low visibilities are likely. If you plan to travel, consider
alternate strategies. Campers and hikers should prepare for
wintry conditions. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation. 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.

&&

$$
avatar Winter Storm Warning
November 06, 2020 11:27AM
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
945 AM PST Fri Nov 6 2020

CAZ192-070145-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0006.201106T2100Z-201109T0600Z/
Central Sierra-
Including the cities of Devils Postpile, Florence Lake,
Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp,
and Wawona
945 AM PST Fri Nov 6 2020

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY ABOVE 4000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to
15 inches above 7,000 feet. Snowfall of 6 to 12 inches from
4,000 feet to 7,000 feet. Wind gusting as high as 55 mph on
exposed ridgetops and near the crest.

* WHERE...Sierra Nevada north of Lake Wishon.

* WHEN...From 1 PM PST this afternoon until 10 PM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Tire chains may be
required. Snow covered roads and low visibilities are likely.
Campers and hikers should prepare for wintry conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$
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