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Still plenty of winter left

National Weather Service RENO NV

246 AM PST Sun Feb 19 2023


CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-201200-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

246 AM PST Sun Feb 19 2023


COLD, WIND, AND SNOW RETURN STARTING TUESDAY...


The holiday weekend will continue to be dry and mild before a cold front ushers in a major change starting Tuesday.


* WINDS: Strong winds will accompany a cold front on Tuesday. Wind gusts of 40-50 mph are expected along the front, with possible stronger gusts surpassing 60 mph in wind prone areas along US-395 as well as US-95 south of Highway 50. Wind gusts exceeding 100 mph are expected along the Sierra crest. This will bring impacts for both air and ground travel, along with choppy lakes. Areas of blowing dust are also possible across the west central Nevada Basin and Range, which could affect I-80, US-95, and Highway 50 on Tuesday.


* SNOW: An initial round of snow is expected Tuesday and Tuesday night, with a short burst of higher snowfall rates and even a rumble of thunder possible with the front. Additional periods of

snow showers will follow through Thursday night. Overall snow totals over the 3-day period could reach 12-18 inches along the Sierra crest, with a dusting up to 2 inches into the valleys of

western Nevada.


* COLD TEMPERATURES: High temperatures Wednesday through Friday will struggle to get out of the 30s in even the warmest valleys, with teens and 20s in the mountains. Overnight lows will dip in the teens and single digits, with below zero in colder valleys. Brisk winds will make it feel even colder, with dangerous wind chills in exposed areas of the high Sierra dipping as low as -30

degrees. Be sure to protect vulnerable populations as well as pets.

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