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February 18, 2021 05:28PM
National Weather Service RENO NV
228 PM PST Thu Feb 18 2021

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-191800-
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
228 PM PST Thu Feb 18 2021

...PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

Timing: The first part of this weak storm is moving through the
region today and tonight, with the second part Friday into
Saturday.

Snow: Totals will be light over area passes, with up to an inch
for the first wave, and up to a few inches for the second wave. Up
to 1 inch in the Tahoe Basin and higher terrain of northeast
California, with spotty dustings possible Friday night for
Western Nevada foothills. One possible location to look out for in
Western Nevada will be areas between Gerlach and Lovelock where a
localized 1-2 inches will be possible. Keep in mind, it doesn`t
take much snow to produce slick roads and difficult travel
conditions. If you have travel plans across the Sierra, be sure to
carry chains.

Wind: Strong gusty westerly winds along Sierra ridgelines will
continue through Saturday morning. Southwest winds will pick up in
valley locations Friday afternoon, peaking overnight into early
Saturday morning. Widespread gusts of 30-45 mph are likely with
wind prone locations from approximately Reno south through Bishop
possibly exceeding 50 mph. Lakes will be choppy with hazardous
travel for high profile vehicles, particularly along US-395 and
I-580 from Reno south through Mono County. Aviation interests will
also experience impacts including turbulence, low level wind
shear and mountain wave activity.

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