Weather Alerts for Greater Reno, Carson City, Minden

Issued by the National Weather Service

       Flood Advisory      

High Wind Warning  HIGH WIND WARNING   High Wind Warning
GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY, MINDEN

Areas Affected:
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties
Effective: Wed, 3/29 2:52pm Updated: Wed, 3/29 7:31pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 3/30 8:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM PDT
THURSDAY...
* Timing: Winds will increase Thursday morning with the
strongest winds expected with the passage of a strong cold
front by early afternoon.
* Winds: West 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph in wind prone
locations shifting northwest by early afternoon behind the front.
* Impacts: Crosswinds may result in travel impacts for high
profile vehicles and areas of wind shear for aviation.
Choppy waters can be expected on area lakes.

Information:
Now is the time 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.

Flood Advisory  FLOOD ADVISORY   Flood Advisory
GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY, MINDEN

Areas Affected:
Lyon
Effective: Mon, 3/27 11:34am Updated: Wed, 3/29 7:31pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 3/30 2:04pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
The National Weather Service in Reno has extended the
* Flood Advisory for...
A Dam Release in...
Southern Lyon County in west central Nevada...
* Until 330 PM PDT Saturday
* Ongoing releases from Bridgeport Reservoir and Topaz Lake have
resulted in increased flows on both the East and West Forks of the
Walker River. These increased releases are a precautionary
measture intended to create additional storage space in the
reservoirs in preparation for high snowmelt runoff later this
spring.
* Water management adjustments will result in an increase in flow on
the West Walke from near Topaz Lake to the confluence.  These flow
increases are not anticipated to result in impacts along the West
Walker.
* The flow below Bridgeport Reservoir along the East Walker is
expected to remain fairly constant and may result in minor
flooding along East Walker Road from the Strosnider Ditch to near
the confluence with the West Walker.
* Farther downstream, combined flows from the East and West Walker
will likely result in minor flooding below Yerington near where
Miller Lane crosses the river.
* Additional minor flooding is possible in mainly rural areas of
south central Lyon Couty, but impacts are expected to be minimal
unless flows are increased beyond the current levels. Check with
local officials for possible road closures or restrictions.

Information:
A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated and will
result in some flooding of low lying areas. Water will be swift and
dangerous, especially upstream along the East and West Forks of the
Walker River. Stay away or be swept away.

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY, MINDEN

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Wed, 3/29 2:52pm Updated: Wed, 3/29 7:31pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 3/30 8:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 8 PM PDT
THURSDAY...
* Timing: Winds will increase through the day Thursday.
* Winds: West 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph shifting
northwest by early afternoon behind a passing cold front.
* Waves on Lake Tahoe: 2 to 4 feet. Highest waves on eastern
and southern shores.
* Impacts: Crosswinds may result in travel impacts for high
profile vehicles and areas of wind shear for aviation. Small
boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing
and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve.

Information:
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.

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY, MINDEN

Areas Affected:
Northern Washoe County - Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake
Effective: Wed, 3/29 2:52pm Updated: Wed, 3/29 7:31pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 3/30 11:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 PM PDT THURSDAY...
The Wind Advisory is now in effect from 5 AM to 11 PM PDT
Thursday.
* Timing: Winds will increase Thursday morning with the strongest
winds expected with the passage of a strong cold front Thursday
morning.
* Winds: West 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph shifting
northwest by early afternoon behind the front.
* Waves on Pyramid Lake: 2 to 4 feet. Highest waves on eastern
and southern shores.
* Impacts: Crosswinds may result in travel impacts for high
profile vehicles and areas of wind shear for aviation. Small
boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing
and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve.

Information:
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.

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY, MINDEN

Areas Affected:
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area
Effective: Wed, 3/29 2:52pm Updated: Wed, 3/29 7:31pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 3/30 8:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 8 PM PDT THURSDAY...
The Wind Advisory is now in effect from 5 AM to 8 PM PDT
Thursday.
* Timing: Winds will increase Thursday morning with the strongest
winds expected with the passage of a strong cold front Thursday
morning.
* Winds: West 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph shifting
northwest by early afternoon behind the front.
* Impacts: Strong crosswinds may produce travel restrictions
for high profile vehicles. Choppy conditions can be expected
on Washoe Lake. Areas of turbulence and wind shear will be
possible for those with aviation interests.

Information:
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.

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