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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
317 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...FIRST WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON FOR HALLOWEEN...

.AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW WITH GUSTY WINDS TO THE SIERRA FRIDAY EVENING INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT CHAIN CONTROLS AROUND THE
LAKE TAHOE BASIN AND WINTER CLOSERS FOR THE SIERRA PASSES IN
ALPINE AND MONO COUNTIES.

CAZ072-NVZ002-310000-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.A.0004.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE...
INCLINE VILLAGE
317 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING: AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE LAKE
  TAHOE BASIN AND ALPINE COUNTY FRIDAY AFTERNOON. A PERIOD OF
  MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. UP TO 6
  INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET...EXCEPT 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
  ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 89.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. GUSTS
  NEAR 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER RIDGES AND THROUGH MOUNTAIN
  PASSES.

* SNOW LEVELS: 7500 TO 8000 FEET ON FRIDAY MORNING...LOWERING TO
  6500 TO 7000 FEET FRIDAY EVENING...THEN FALLING TO NEAR 5000
  FEET SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN
  AND ALPINE COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAYS
  50...88... 89...267 AND THE MOUNT ROSE HIGHWAY. SNOW MAY LEAD TO
  THE WINTER CLOSURE OF EBBETTS AND MONITOR PASSES IN ALPINE
  COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL LIKELY CREATE HAZARDOUS WINTER
DRIVING CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT
WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

&&

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