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posted May 16, 2019, 6:23 AM by Paul Wagner
National Weather Service RENO NV
350 PM PDT Mon May 13 2019

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-150000-
Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-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,
South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Bridgeport,
Coleville, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington,
Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Stateline, Glenbrook,
Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire,
and Gerlach
350 PM PDT Mon May 13 2019

...COLD AND WINDY FROM MIDWEEK INTO THE WEEKEND WITH PERIODS OF
RAIN AND SNOW...

The recent warmth will come to an end by the middle of this week
as a cold storm system sets up over the west. High temperatures by
Thursday may only reach into the 50s to near 60 degrees for
western Nevada valleys. While clouds and wind are likely to keep
overnight lows above freezing, a few colder pockets are possible
in outlying valley locations, which could affect sensitive
vegetation. Below average temperatures look to continue through
the weekend.

Breezy to windy conditions are expected to continue through this
week. Afternoon and evening wind gusts of 25-40 mph are likely,
with stronger winds possible by Sunday. Expect choppy to rough
conditions on area lakes, travel difficulties for high profile
vehicles in wind prone locations along I-580, Highways 395 and 95,
and turbulence and mountain wave activity for aviation interests.

Periods of rain and high elevation snow are also likely beginning
Wednesday, lasting through the weekend and possibly through the
middle of next week. The most likely period for widespread rain
will be late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, with another
round of rain and snow for a portion of the weekend.

Snow levels will begin above 8000 feet Wednesday evening, but
fall to near 6000 feet by Thursday night. Above 8000 feet, heavier
snowfall amounts of 5-10 inches are possible above 8000 feet late
Wednesday night through Thursday morning, with lighter snowfall
amounts down to lake level by Thursday night. Roadways could be
impacted during the overnight hours, with daytime accumulation
unlikely due to warmer daytime road temperatures during this time
of the year.

Anyone with outdoor plans Wednesday through the weekend,
especially in the Sierra, may want to have a backup option in
place.
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