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Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* CHANGES...Increased snow amounts for tonight.

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Storm total snow accumulations of 6 to 18 inches, except 12 to 24 inches above 7000 feet. Some locations along the Sierra Crest could see around 3 feet of snow. Winds gusting as high as 90 mph over ridges with gusts up to 40 mph elsewhere.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM PST Monday. Heaviest snow expected between 2 PM and 11 PM.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible at times from this afternoon into early Monday morning. Snow levels will be around 7000 feet, affecting mountain passes during the daytime, then drop rapidly to Lake Tahoe level later this afternoon. Strong winds could cause damage to snow laden trees.

Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in case of power outages. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* CHANGES...Increased snow amounts for tonight.

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Storm total snow accumulations of 6 to 18 inches, except 12 to 24 inches above 7000 feet. Some locations along the Sierra Crest could see around 3 feet of snow. Winds gusting as high as 90 mph over ridges with gusts up to 40 mph elsewhere.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM PST Monday. Heaviest snow expected between 2 PM and 11 PM.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible at times from this afternoon into early Monday morning. Snow levels will be around 7000 feet, affecting mountain passes during the daytime, then drop rapidly to Lake Tahoe level later this afternoon. Strong winds could cause damage to snow laden trees.

Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in case of power outages. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM PST MONDAY...

* CHANGES...Increased snow amounts for tonight.

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, except 3 to 7 inches above 5000 feet expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 9 AM PST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Wind Advisory

Areas Affected: Humboldt County; Northeastern Nye County; Northern Elko County; Northern Lander County and Northern Eureka County; Northwestern Nye County; Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range; South Central Elko County; Southeastern Elko County; Southern Lander County and Southern Eureka County; Southwest Elko County; White Pine County

NWS Elko (Northern and Northeastern Nevada)

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 8 PM PST MONDAY... The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 4 AM to 8 PM PST Monday.

* TIMING...Starting Monday morning. Strongest winds will be Monday afternoon and early evening before tapering off later Monday night.

* WINDS...Valley winds will range from 30 to 40 mph with higher gusts in Humboldt County...to 35 t0 48 mph over much of central and northern Nevada. Nye County and northeast Elko County could see winds approaching 55 mph at times. Mountains and summits will have winds over 50 mph at times with higher gusts possible briefly.

* IMPACTS...Expect travel issues. High profile vehicles such as semis, trailers, motor homes, and towed vehicles will have a challenging to dangerous experience. In areas with rain or mixed precipitation, visibility will be impacted. In areas with snow, blowing snow will reduce visibility and possibly drift across roads.

A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts in excess of 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST MONDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* CHANGES...Increased snow amounts for elevations below 5000 feet.

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches expected, with 6 to 12 inches above 5500 feet. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties.

* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 4 AM PST Monday. Heaviest snow expected between 5 PM and 11 PM.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions this evening through early Monday morning. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Wind Advisory

Areas Affected: Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST MONDAY...

* Changes: None.

* Timing: Strongest winds will be through this evening and then again Monday behind the cold front.

* Winds: West to Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Wind prone locations, including the Highway 95 corridor near Hawthorne, could gust to 60 mph.

* Impacts: Hazardous travel is possible for high profile vehicles, especially near Hawthorne in the vicinity of Walker Lake along the Highway 95 corridor. Damage to trees and power lines could also result in power interruption.

Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio furniture, and trash cans before winds increase which could blow these items away. The best thing to do is prepare ahead of time by making sure you have extra food and water on hand, flashlights with spare batteries and/or candles in the event of a power outage.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Mono

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* CHANGES...Increased snow amounts for tonight.

* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 6 inches, except 8 to 20 inches above 7000 feet expected. Winds gusting as high as 75 mph over the ridges with gusts up to 50 mph elsewhere.

* WHERE...Mono County.

* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 4 AM PST Monday. Heaviest snow expected between 6 PM and midnight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult this evening through early Monday morning. Strong winds could cause damage to snow laden trees.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Northern Elko County; Northern Lander County and Northern Eureka County; Northwestern Nye County; Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range; South Central Elko County; Southern Lander County and Southern Eureka County; Southwest Elko County; White Pine County

NWS Elko (Northern and Northeastern Nevada)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow expected. Lower elevation areas where temperatures are below freezing prior to the onset of precipitation may briefly see freezing rain shortly before the snow begins. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches expected in valleys above 5500 feet with smaller amounts below that elevation. Elevations between about 6000 and 8000 feet could see 3 to 6 inches of snow. Elevations above 8000 feet will generally get between 5 and 8 inches, with more than a foot in the highest mountains. Northwest wind gusts between 40 and 50 mph in the valleys and up to 70 mph on mountain peaks.

* WHERE...Portions of north central, northeast and south central Nevada. Valleys expected to receive the highest snow amounts will be in northern Elko County. Mountain ranges such as Jarbidge, Independence, Ruby, East Humboldt, Pinon, and Toiyabe will get the most snow.

* WHEN...From 4 PM today to 4 PM PST Monday with highest snow amounts expected to occur between midnight tonight and Monday morning, tapering off midday Monday. The strongest wind gusts will be Monday after the front moves through.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning commute. The snow is expected to be wet, which could freeze on roads and bring down some tree branches. Blowing snow will be an additional hazard for travel.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Southeastern Elko County

NWS Elko (Northern and Northeastern Nevada)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Freezing rain changing to light snow. A trace up to a tenth of an inch of freezing rain is possible. Then snow accumulations of up to one inch by early morning. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Southeastern Elko County. The freezing rain is possible in locations where temperatures are below freezing prior to the onset of rain.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM PST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions may impact travel late Sunday evening on into the early morning hours. Blowing snow will be an additional hazard for travel with reduced visibilities possible.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...Hazardous Mountain Travel... .A winter storm will bring hazardous winter driving conditions to the Northern Sierra Nevada and mountains of western Plumas County tonight. The heaviest snow is expected this evening. Travel through the mountains is discouraged tonight if possible. Snow levels will start around pass levels will drop to between 4000 and 5000 feet tonight. Conditions are expected to improve on Monday as the storm winds down. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet, with localized amounts up to 3 feet.

* WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada including Interstate 80 over Donner Pass, Highway 50 over Echo Summit and Highway 88 over Carson Pass.

* WHEN...through 4 AM Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times as snow combines with wind gusting to 50 mph or more. White-out conditions will be possible at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means there will be snow covered roads and limited visibilities. Travel is not recommended while the warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.