Weather Service Report


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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
157 PM PST SUN JAN 22 2017

CAZ071-231200-
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LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PORTOLA AND SUSANVILLE
157 PM PST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY. THE 
WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

* TIMING: BANDS OF MODERATE SNOW WILL DEVELOP AFTER 4 PM AND 
  CONTINUE INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING. 

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO A FOOT WEST OF HIGHWAY
  395...GENERALLY ABOVE 5000 FEET. FOR COMMUNITIES IN THE SIERRA 
  VALLEY AND ALONG AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 395...2 TO 7 INCHES.


* WINDS: GUSTS TO 40 MPH MAY CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS: CHAIN AND SNOW TIRE REQUIREMENTS ARE LIKELY...
  ESPECIALLY WEST OF HIGHWAY 395. LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS 
  POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY MORNING OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES AND AREAS 
  EXPOSED TO THE WIND ALONG HIGHWAY 395.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EVEN LIGHT SNOWFALL CAUSES MAJOR TRAVEL DELAYS, ESPECIALLY DURING
PERIODS OF HIGH TRAFFIC VOLUME. BE SURE TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO
REACH YOUR DESTINATION. LEAVE EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN VEHICLES SINCE
IT TAKES LONGER TO STOP ON SLICK ROADWAYS.

&&

$$

NVZ003-231200-
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/O.NEW.KREV.WW.Y.0009.170122T2157Z-170123T1200Z/
GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SPARKS, GARDNERVILLE, AND VIRGINIA CITY
157 PM PST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY. THE 
WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

* TIMING: BANDS OF MODERATE RAIN OR A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL
  DEVELOP AFTER 4 PM AND TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW THIS EVENING
  BEHIND A COLD FRONT.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS: GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH MAY LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW LEVELS: 4500 TO 5000 FEET...FALLING TO VALLEY FLOORS.

* IMPACTS: CHAIN OR SNOW TIRE REQUIREMENTS POSSIBLE ABOVE 5500
  FEET TODAY...WITH REQUIREMENTS POSSIBLY SPREADING INTO VALLEYS
  THIS EVENING WITH SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS.


&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EVEN LIGHT SNOWFALL CAUSES MAJOR TRAVEL DELAYS, ESPECIALLY DURING
PERIODS OF HIGH TRAFFIC VOLUME. BE SURE TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO
REACH YOUR DESTINATION. LEAVE EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN VEHICLES SINCE
IT TAKES LONGER TO STOP ON SLICK ROADWAYS.

&&

$$

CAZ070-NVZ005-231200-
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/O.NEW.KREV.WW.Y.0009.170122T2157Z-170123T1200Z/
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CEDARVILLE, FORT BIDWELL, EMPIRE, AND 
GERLACH
157 PM PST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY. THE 
WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

* TIMING: BANDS OF SNOW OR A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP AFTER
  4 PM AND TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW LATE THIS EVENING BEHIND A COLD
  FRONT.
 
* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES.

* WINDS: GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH MAY CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS: SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS TONIGHT WITH CHAIN OR SNOW
  TIRE RESTRICTIONS POSSIBLE.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EVEN LIGHT SNOWFALL CAUSES MAJOR TRAVEL DELAYS, ESPECIALLY DURING
PERIODS OF HIGH TRAFFIC VOLUME. BE SURE TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO
REACH YOUR DESTINATION. LEAVE EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN VEHICLES SINCE
IT TAKES LONGER TO STOP ON SLICK ROADWAYS.

&&

$$

NVZ001-004-231200-
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/O.NEW.KREV.WW.Y.0009.170122T2157Z-170123T1200Z/
MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-
WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HAWTHORNE, YERINGTON, SMITH VALLEY, 
FERNLEY, FALLON, LOVELOCK, AND SILVER SPRINGS
157 PM PST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY. THE 
WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

* TIMING: BANDS OF MODERATE RAIN OR A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
  VALLEYS WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
  BEHIND A COLD FRONT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET. UP TO 3  
  INCHES POSSIBLE BELOW 5000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS: 4500 TO 5000 FEET...FALLING TO VALLEY FLOORS.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AT TIMES WITH CHAIN
  OR SNOW TIRE RESTRICTIONS POSSIBLE DUE TO SLICK ROADS.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EVEN LIGHT SNOWFALL CAUSES MAJOR TRAVEL DELAYS, ESPECIALLY DURING
PERIODS OF HIGH TRAFFIC VOLUME. BE SURE TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO
REACH YOUR DESTINATION. LEAVE EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN VEHICLES SINCE
IT TAKES LONGER TO STOP ON SLICK ROADWAYS.

&&

$$

CAZ072-NVZ002-231200-
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GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE, 
AND INCLINE VILLAGE
157 PM PST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* TIMING: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY MONDAY 
  MORNING. 

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: WEST OF HIGHWAY 89...1 TO 2 FEET
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. EAST OF HIGHWAY 89...12 TO 18
  INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET AND 4 TO 12 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET.

* WINDS: SIERRA RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 120 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH 
  POSSIBLE IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS MAY DAMAGE TREES AND  
  POWER LINES.

* IMPACTS: DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND 
  TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS THROUGH MONDAY 
  MORNING. AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE. CONSIDER NOT 
  TRAVELING TODAY OR TONIGHT IN THE SIERRA. STAY HOME...STAY 
  SAFE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR
MANY HOURS AND FIRST RESPONDERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REACH YOU. BE
PREPARED FOR EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES.

&&

$$

CAZ073-231200-
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MONO COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BRIDGEPORT AND MAMMOTH LAKES
157 PM PST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* TIMING: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY MONDAY 
  MORNING. 

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE 8000 FEET WEST
  OF HIGHWAY 395...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS NEAR THE SIERRA
  CREST. UP TO 1 FOOT ALONG HIGHWAY 395. 6 TO 12 INCHES FOR 
  VALLEYS EAST OF HIGHWAY 395. 

* WINDS: SIERRA RIDGE WINDS UP TO 100 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH
  POSSIBLE IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS MAY DAMAGE TREES AND 
  POWER LINES.

* IMPACTS: DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND TRAVEL
  WITH PERIODS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING OVER
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND AREAS EXPOSED TO THE WIND ALONG HIGHWAY 395.
  HIGHWAY 395 HAS BEEN AND COULD STILL BE CLOSED PERIODICALLY DUE
  TO EXTREMELY LOW VISIBILITY. AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE.  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR
MANY HOURS AND FIRST RESPONDERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REACH YOU. BE
PREPARED FOR EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES.

&&

$$

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