Weather Alerts for Greater Reno, Carson City, Minden

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Warning  WINTER STORM WARNING   Winter Storm Warning
GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY, MINDEN

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Sat, 4/4 8:24pm Updated: Sat, 4/4 9:30pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 4/6 12:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT MONDAY...
* CHANGES...Increased total snow accumulations.
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16
inches, except 2 to 3 feet above 7000 feet as well as west of
Highway 89. Higher amounts up to around 4 feet possible along
the Sierra crest. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph in the
lower elevations and up to 90 mph over Sierra ridges.
* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.
* WHEN...Until noon PDT Monday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Strong
winds could cause tree damage.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult with very
long delays possible over Interstate 80, Highway 50, and 88. The
heaviest snow is forecast to occur Sunday and Sunday night.

Information:
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.

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

Areas Affected:
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake
Effective: Sun, 4/5 11:00am Updated: Sat, 4/4 9:30pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 4/5 8:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR
PYRAMID LAKE...
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
PYRAMID LAKE...
* CHANGES...Added Lake Wind Advisory for Pyramid Lake Sunday.
* WHAT...South winds decrease tonight then increase again Sunday
reaching 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon.
Waves subsiding tonight then building to 2 to 3 feet Sunday
afternoon.
* WHERE...Pyramid Lake.
* WHEN...From 11 AM to 8 PM PDT Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone
to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until
conditions improve.

Information:
Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.

Avalanche Watch  AVALANCHE WATCH   Avalanche Watch
GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY, MINDEN

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Sat, 4/4 2:59pm Updated: Sat, 4/4 9:30pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Sun, 4/5 8:00am Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
The following message is transmitted at the request of the
U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center.
The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a BACKCOUNTRY
AVALANCHE WATCH for:
Greater Lake Tahoe
* TIMING...In effect from 7 AM SUNDAY until noon MONDAY.
* AFFECTED AREA...Central Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yuba
Pass(Hwy 49) on the north and Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) on the
south, including the greater Lake Tahoe area.
* AVALANCHE DANGER...Periods of HIGH avalanche danger may occur
from Sunday morning through Monday morning.
* REASON/IMPACTS...Forecast heavy snow and high wind may result in
widespread avalanche activity in the mountains.
* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche
conditions may occur. Travel in avalanche terrain is not
recommended during HIGH avalanche danger. Large destructive
avalanches could occur.
Consult https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/ or www.avalanche.org
for more detailed information.
Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage
area of this or any avalanche center.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY, MINDEN

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area - Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area - Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties - Northern Washoe County - Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake
Effective: Sat, 4/4 2:59pm Updated: Sat, 4/4 9:30pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 4/5 5:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Sierra storm with travel disruptions through Monday...
* What...A late season winter storm continues through the weekend
bringing travel disruptions across the Sierra, aviation
impacts, and recreational hazards. A secondary and stronger wave
arrives Sunday morning through Monday morning.
* Snow...Travel conditions will deteriorate tonight into Sunday as
heavy snow moves into the Sierra. Some snow is possible for
western Nevada valleys Sunday night into Monday morning. There
are moderate chances for up to an inch of snowfall around Reno-
Sparks, with up to 2-4" possible for areas in the Carson Valley
and for Virginia City.
* Winds...Wind gusts of 30-45 mph continue this evening with wind
prone areas up to 50 mph. Sierra ridges could gust as high as 90
mph. Be prepared for travel restrictions for high profile
vehicles along Highways 95, 395, as well as Interstate 580.
Turbulence and low level wind shear could impact flights in and
out of the region this weekend.

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