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January 21, 2021 04:10PM
National Weather Service RENO NV
307 PM PST Thu Jan 21 2021

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
307 PM PST Thu Jan 21 2021


A stormy, colder pattern with multiple waves of low pressure are
expected through next Thursday. The systems are expected to move
through Friday night-Saturday, Sunday night-Monday, and
Wednesday-Thursday. The first two are expected to be fairly modest
but may bring a light accumulating snowfall to the Sierra and to
portions of western and west-central Nevada. There will also be
possible lake- effect snows downwind from Lake Tahoe and Pyramid
Lake, especially Monday, as well as localized heavier bands could
bring heavier snowfall amounts to a few areas although confidence
is low in where the bands will set up. Be prepared for periods of
slick travel with chain or snow tire requirements possible at

The system for Wednesday and Thursday looks the strongest by far.
That system is likely to bring significant periods of travel
disruption in the Sierra and for northeast California. As snow
levels will remain low, travel issues are also possible in western

Stay tuned to the latest forecasts and forecaster discussions.
The pattern remains unsettled into at least early February with an
additional system possible next weekend bringing Sierra snow and
lower valley rain and snow.


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