420  
WWUS85 KREV 221152  
SPSREV  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV  
352 AM PST MON JAN 22 2018  
 
CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-230000-  
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  
352 AM PST MON JAN 22 2018  
 
...FAST MOVING STORM LIKELY TO BRING WINDY CONDITIONS AND SNOW  
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...  
 
A FAST MOVING STORM SYSTEM IS ON TRACK TO BRING WINDY CONDITIONS  
WEDNESDAY, WITH PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY  
NIGHT INTO THURSDAY, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SIERRA.  
 
WINDS ARE PROJECTED TO INCREASE DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY WITH THE  
STRONGEST WINDS MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND  
EVENING. PEAK GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE POSSIBLE FOR LOWER  
ELEVATIONS, WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH FOR WIND PRONE AREAS OF  
EASTERN CALIFORNIA AND FAR WESTERN NEVADA. SIERRA RIDGE GUSTS MAY  
SURPASS 100 MPH.  
 
SNOW AND RAIN WILL LIKELY REACH NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY  
AFTERNOON, THEN SPREAD SOUTH ACROSS THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA  
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES  
FOR THE SIERRA AND MUCH OF EASTERN CALIFORNIA INCLUDING THE LAKE  
TAHOE BASIN, PRODUCING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND POOR  
VISIBILITY. IN LOWER ELEVATIONS, RAIN IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO  
SNOW AFTER A COLD FRONT PASSAGE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, WITH SLICK ROADS  
POSSIBLE INTO THE THURSDAY MORNING COMMUTE. BANDS OF SNOW SHOWERS  
ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY, WITH LOCALIZED HEAVIER  
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE.  
 
AT THIS TIME, SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY  
THURSDAY COULD REACH 10 TO 18 INCHES IN THE SIERRA ABOVE 7000  
FEET, WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE FROM 5500 TO 7000 FEET. THIS  
STORM COULD EVEN BRING A COUPLE INCHES OF SNOW TO THE LOWER  
VALLEYS OF FAR WESTERN NEVADA AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA, INCLUDING  
THE RENO AND CARSON CITY AREA.  
 
THIS STORM IS STILL TAKING SHAPE AND THE DETAILS FOR SNOWFALL  
AMOUNTS AND WIND SPEEDS ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE. CHECK BACK DURING  
THE WEEK FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS DEVELOPING WINTER  
WEATHER EVENT.  
 

 
 
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