089  
WWUS85 KREV 142356  
SPSREV  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV  
356 PM PST MON JAN 14 2019  
 
CAZ070-NVZ001-003>005-160000-  
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-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,  
HAWTHORNE, YERINGTON, SMITH VALLEY, MINA, SCHURZ, SPARKS, VERDI,  
GARDNERVILLE, VIRGINIA CITY, FERNLEY, FALLON, LOVELOCK,  
SILVER SPRINGS, NIXON, IMLAY, EMPIRE, AND GERLACH  
356 PM PST MON JAN 14 2019  
 
   
..POTENTIAL MAJOR WINTER STORM LATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
 
 
A SERIES OF STORMS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION THIS WEEK WITH THE  
STRONGEST STORM IMPACTING THE REGION LATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.  
PERIODS OF RAIN AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF  
NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA WEDNESDAY THROUGH  
THURSDAY.  
 
LOWER VALLEYS: A FEW SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY WITH  
LITTLE TO NO ACCUMULATION FOR WESTERN NEVADA. KEEP IN MIND THAT  
EVEN MINOR ACCUMULATIONS CAN BRING TRAFFIC CONCERNS. SOME  
LOCATIONS COULD SEE PROBLEMATIC COMMUTES TUESDAY MORNING AND  
EVENING, WHILE OTHERS WILL REMAIN FREE OF SNOW. SNOW WILL CHANGE  
TO RAIN BY WEDNESDAY. RAIN LATE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MAY PRODUCE  
AMOUNTS UP TO 1 INCH.  
 
FOOTHILLS AND VIRGINIA CITY: ACCUMULATIONS COULD BE NON-TRIVIAL ON  
THURSDAY FOR THE NORTH VALLEYS OF RENO, FOOTHILLS WEST OF HIGHWAY 395,  
AND FOR VIRGINIA CITY. CURRENTLY, A FEW INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE  
FOR THESE LOCATIONS. FORECAST CERTAINTY FOR THESE LOCATIONS IS LOWER  
THAN AVERAGE AS IT WILL DEPEND ON HOW FAST SNOW LEVELS FALL THURSDAY.  
 
SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE SIERRA WITH ROAD CLOSURES POSSIBLE  
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR MODERATE  
IMPACTS AT TIMES DOWN TO AROUND 5000 FEET IN WESTERN NEVADA, ESPECIALLY  
THURSDAY. IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANS PAY ATTENTION TO THE FORECAST  
AND HAVE CONTINGENCY PLANS IN PLACE.  
 

 
 
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