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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
1003 PM PST FRI NOV 28 2014

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-291600-
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-
EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-
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...GLENBROOK...INCLINE VILLAGE...SPARKS...VERDI...
GARDNERVILLE...VIRGINIA CITY...FERNLEY...FALLON...LOVELOCK...
SILVER SPRINGS...NIXON...IMLAY...EMPIRE...GERLACH
1003 PM PST FRI NOV 28 2014

...PERIODS OF MOUNTAIN SNOW THIS WEEKEND...

LATEST FORECAST TRENDS ARE STILL BRINGING IN SLIGHTLY MORE SNOW
AND LOWER SNOW LEVELS THAT MAY AFFECT TRAVELERS OVER THE SIERRA
FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. SNOW LEVELS MAY DROP AS LOW
AS 5500 FEET AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN AND TO THE VALLEY FLOORS
NORTH AND WEST OF SUSANVILLE AS COLDER AIR FILTERS IN FROM THE
NORTH. FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS MEDIUM FOR THE WEEKEND AND TRAVELERS
SHOULD CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES IN THE COMING DAYS.

PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL SPREAD SOUTHEAST FROM
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INTO THE TAHOE BASIN LATE TONIGHT AND PERSIST
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW IS LIKELY SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. STORM TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS OVER THE
WEEKEND FOR THE TAHOE BASIN ABOVE 7000 FEET MAY BE AS MUCH AS 6 TO
12 INCHES AFFECTING TRAVEL OVER INTERSTATE 80...HIGHWAY 50 AND
OTHER MOUNTAIN HIGHWAYS.

FOR AREAS NORTH OF LAKE TAHOE...SEVERAL INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WEST
OF HIGHWAY 395 ABOVE 5500 FEET AFFECTING YUBA PASS AND FREDONYER
SUMMIT. SNOW LEVELS SHOULD BRIEFLY DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOORS NORTH
AND WEST OF SUSANVILLE WITH LIGHT SNOW IN THE DESERT VALLEYS OF
NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA.

ANYONE TRAVELING OVER THE SIERRA THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE PREPARED
FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND POTENTIAL DELAYS.

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HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO






Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
959 PM PST FRI NOV 28 2014

...MODERATE SNOW TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FOR LAKE TAHOE...

.DEEP MOISTURE WILL PUSH INTO THE SIERRA TONIGHT WITH SNOW LEVELS
LOWERING TO LAKE TAHOE LEVEL. SNOW WILL LIKELY CREATE HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS FOR HOLIDAY TRAVELERS AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN
AND SIERRA PASSES.

CAZ072-NVZ002-291400-
/O.CON.KREV.WW.Y.0012.141129T0600Z-141129T1800Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE...
INCLINE VILLAGE
959 PM PST FRI NOV 28 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM
PST SATURDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY
  MORNING. ADDITIONAL SNOW IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AND
  SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 4 INCHES WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE
  7000 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE WEST OF HIGHWAY
  89.

* SNOW LEVELS: STARTING AROUND 7000 FEET THIS EVENING THEN
  LOWERING TO LAKE LEVEL AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* IMPACTS: SNOW WILL CREATE SLICK AND ICY CONDITIONS THROUGH
  SATURDAY MORNING. PASSES WILL SEE THE SLICKEST CONDITIONS...
  INCLUDING DONNER PASS...ECHO SUMMIT...SPOONER SUMMIT... BROCKWAY
  SUMMIT... AND CARSON PASS. CHOPPY LAKE CONDITIONS ON LAKE TAHOE
  WILL PERSIST OVERNIGHT AS GUSTS REACH NEAR 40 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO POSE AN INCONVENIENCE TO TRAVELERS. ROADS
WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS...WITH SNOW AND ICE FIRST
DEVELOPING ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN
AND USE CAUTION.  CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN
TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

&&

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