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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV  
1237 PM PST SUN FEB 9 2020  
 
CAZ070-071-073-NVZ001-003>005-100200-  
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-  
EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-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, BRIDGEPORT,  
COLEVILLE, LEE VINING, MAMMOTH LAKES, HAWTHORNE, YERINGTON,  
SMITH VALLEY, MINA, SCHURZ, SPARKS, VERDI, GARDNERVILLE,  
VIRGINIA CITY, FERNLEY, FALLON, LOVELOCK, SILVER SPRINGS, NIXON,  
IMLAY, EMPIRE, AND GERLACH  
1237 PM PST SUN FEB 9 2020  
   
..ANOTHER AFTERNOON OF BLOWING DUST
 
 
STRONG GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH ARE CREATING  
AREAS OF BLOWING DUST ACROSS WESTERN NEVADA AND EVEN INTO PARTS OF  
NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
AS OF 1230 PM THE THICKEST DUST WAS IMPACTING HIGHWAY 395 BETWEEN  
DOYLE AND SUSANVILLE, HIGHWAY 95 BETWEEN FALLON AND LOVELOCK, AND  
HIGHWAY 50 BETWEEN FALLON, FERNLEY, AND SILVER SPRINGS.  
VISIBILITIES IN THESE AREAS COULD DROP TO A FEW HUNDRED FEET.  
OTHER AREAS OF DUST WERE AFFECTING RENO AND CARSON CITY BUT NOT AS  
DENSE WITH VISIBILITIES BETWEEN ONE AND THREE MILES.  
 
BE PREPARED FOR BLOWING DUST AND RAPID CHANGES IN VISIBILITY WHEN  
TRAVELING AROUND THE REGION TODAY. STRONG GUSTY CROSS WINDS WILL  
ALSO MAKE DRIVING CHALLENGING ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE  
VEHICLES. WINDS AND DUST CONCENTRATIONS ARE FORECAST TO DROP OFF  
THIS EVENING.  
 

 
-CHRIS  
 
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