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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV  
456 AM PDT THU MAY 24 2018  
 
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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  
456 AM PDT THU MAY 24 2018  
 
...THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN, HAIL AND STRONG WIND GUSTS THIS  
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...  
 
LOW PRESSURE APPROACHING THE CALIFORNIA COAST WILL BRING FAVORABLE  
CONDITIONS FOR MORE WIDESPREAD AND STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS THIS  
AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER THE EASTERN SIERRA AND PORTIONS OF  
WESTERN NEVADA.  
 
THUNDERSTORMS ARE MOST LIKELY TO FORM NEAR THE SIERRA IN MONO AND  
ALPINE COUNTIES EARLY THIS AFTERNOON, THEN MOVE ACROSS THE RENO,  
CARSON CITY AND LAKE TAHOE VICINITY DURING THE AFTERNOON COMMUTE  
HOURS BETWEEN 4 AND 7 PM. THE STRONGEST STORMS ARE THEN EXPECTED  
TO MOVE NORTHWARD ACROSS LASSEN COUNTY, THE SURPRISE VALLEY AND  
FAR NORTHWEST NEVADA THIS EVENING, INCLUDING SUSANVILLE AND  
CEDARVILLE.  
 
THE STRONGER STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL UP TO 1  
INCH IN DIAMETER, WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH, AND SIGNIFICANT  
LIGHTNING ACTIVITY. VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL PRODUCE PONDING ON  
ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING IS ALSO  
POSSIBLE, WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR DEBRIS FLOWS, ESPECIALLY IN  
AREAS WHERE HEAVY RAIN FALLS ON RECENT BURN SCARS.  
 
FOR THE COMMUTE THIS AFTERNOON, ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL AND  
KEEP EXTRA DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES. IF YOU'RE PLANNING OUTDOOR  
ACTIVITIES, WATCH THE SKY FOR DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORMS, AND HEAD  
INDOORS IF YOU HEAR THUNDER.  
 

 
 
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