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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
218 AM PST Tue Jan 21 2020

Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-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, Stateline, Glenbrook,
Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Empire, and Gerlach
218 AM PST Tue Jan 21 2020

...Gusty Winds from the Sierra to Western Nevada Today, with
a Few Inches of Snowfall on Sierra Passes...

A weak storm system will bring gusty winds across the eastern
Sierra into western Nevada Today. Wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph are
expected across the Tahoe Basin and along the US-395 and I-580
corridor. A short period of stronger wind gusts over 50 mph are
possible along the I-580/US-395 corridor between south Reno and
Washoe Valley this afternoon. For the Sierra ridges, gusts up to
90 mph are expected.

These winds may produce travel restrictions for high profile
vehicles, along with rough lake conditions and areas of turbulence
for aviation.

In addition, light snowfall could produce travel impacts for
higher elevation roads and passes in northeast California this
morning, then spreading south to the main Sierra passes west of
Lake Tahoe this afternoon and evening. Snowfall totals of 2 to 5
inches are possible for Donner Summit, Echo Pass, Fredonyer
Summit, CA-44 west of Susanville, and Cedar Pass. Lighter snowfall
generally an inch or less is possible for the Lake Tahoe basin,
Mt. Rose Summit, the Surprise Valley, and near the Sierra crest in
Alpine and Mono counties.

Across western Nevada, most areas will be shadowed out of rain and
snow, except far northern Washoe County near the Oregon border
where a period of rain or a rain and snow mix is possible.


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