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Weather advisory...let's hope this is the start of something big!

National Weather Service RENO NV

225 AM PDT Thu Oct 7 2021


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

225 AM PDT Thu Oct 7 2021


A weather pattern change remains on track with much cooler temperatures and periods of rain and snow showers. Here are the highlights:

Temperatures (high confidence):

High temperatures 10-15 degrees below normal today through Saturday. Overnight lows this weekend will be near and below freezing for suburban and rural valleys, with Saturday night into

Sunday morning looking to be the coldest night.

Freeze potential increases as an even colder air mass drops into the region Monday-Tuesday. Widespread hard freezes are looking highly probable (80-90% chance) by Tuesday morning, October 12. It may be time to say our final goodbyes to what remains in our gardens.

Rain and snow (first system medium confidence, second system low-medium confidence):

Confidence is increasing in the chances for rain and high elevation snow showers tonight into Friday. The best chances for wetting rains will be along the eastern Sierra into western Nevada along and south of I-80. Several inches of snow will be possible for higher elevations in the Sierra.

A second colder system will drop into the region Monday-Tuesday with snow levels falling to all valley floors. There is still a wide range of possibilities in the simulations where the best bet for precipitation will be, but be prepared for at least some light snow showers "down here" Monday.

Wind (medium-high confidence): While we could see periods with increased breezes through Friday, there are no signals for any strong wind events. Winds will be lighter over the upcoming weekend before increasing again Monday and turning northerly.


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