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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 2:17 PM PST on November 23, 2017

Expires 1:00 AM EST on November 26, 2017


... High wind watch remains in effect from Saturday morning
through Saturday evening...

* timing: winds will increase Saturday afternoon and become strong
and gusty Saturday night through Sunday afternoon.

* Winds: south to southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph
possible. Wind prone areas may see gusts up to 70 mph, with
Sierra ridge gusts over 100 mph.

* Impacts: strong cross winds and travel restrictions are likely
to impact high profile vehicles. Aviation impacts are expected
for area airports, with hazardous boating conditions on Lake
Tahoe Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Localized damage to
trees and fences may occur along with possible power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture, Holiday decorations, 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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Special Statement

Statement as of 2:16 PM PST on November 23, 2017

Expires 7:00 AM EST on November 24, 2017


... Strong winds this weekend with snow over the passes by late
Sunday...

A potent Pacific storm will move inland this weekend and bring
Rain, Mountain snow and gusty winds. The winds will begin Saturday
afternoon and continue through Sunday night. Precipitation will
begin as rain, even at the passes, as snow levels start high.
Snow levels will begin to fall Sunday with snow over the passes
possible by sunset Sunday. Expect Holiday weekend travel impacts
due to winds and snow over the passes. Some details follow:

* winds: strong, gusty southwest winds are expected this weekend.
Winds will be breezy on Saturday and then increase significantly
overnight into Sunday afternoon. While it is too early to
estimate peak gusts, gusts of 60 mph or more are possible along
portions of the 395 corridor and Sierra ridge gusts will likely
exceed 100 mph.

* Precipitation: light rain is likely over the mountains by
Saturday evening north of I-80, gradually spread southward into
Sunday evening. Snow levels will also gradually fall during this
time before crashing Sunday night as a strong cold front moves
through. The precipitation will end Monday morning behind the
front.

* Snow levels: starting at near 9000 feet Saturday afternoon. They
will fall to 5500 feet for Lassen County, 7000 feet for the
Tahoe basin, and 8000 feet for Mono County by late Sunday
afternoon. Snow levels will crash Sunday night and fall to near
the Lower Valley floors as the precipitation ends. While it is
too early to predict snowfall amounts, moderate accumulations
are likely for the Sierra passes with light accumulations
possible as low as 4500 feet. Be prepared for major travel
delays over Sierra passes due to slick and snow-covered roads.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno

216 PM PST Thu Nov 23 2017

... Strong winds this weekend with snow over the passes by late
Sunday...

A potent Pacific storm will move inland this weekend and bring
Rain, Mountain snow and gusty winds. The winds will begin Saturday
afternoon and continue through Sunday night. Precipitation will
begin as rain, even at the passes, as snow levels start high.
Snow levels will begin to fall Sunday with snow over the passes
possible by sunset Sunday. Expect Holiday weekend travel impacts
due to winds and snow over the passes. Some details follow:

* winds: strong, gusty southwest winds are expected this weekend.
Winds will be breezy on Saturday and then increase significantly
overnight into Sunday afternoon. While it is too early to
estimate peak gusts, gusts of 60 mph or more are possible along
portions of the 395 corridor and Sierra ridge gusts will likely
exceed 100 mph.

* Precipitation: light rain is likely over the mountains by
Saturday evening north of I-80, gradually spread southward into
Sunday evening. Snow levels will also gradually fall during this
time before crashing Sunday night as a strong cold front moves
through. The precipitation will end Monday morning behind the
front.

* Snow levels: starting at near 9000 feet Saturday afternoon. They
will fall to 5500 feet for Lassen County, 7000 feet for the
Tahoe basin, and 8000 feet for Mono County by late Sunday
afternoon. Snow levels will crash Sunday night and fall to near
the Lower Valley floors as the precipitation ends. While it is
too early to predict snowfall amounts, moderate accumulations
are likely for the Sierra passes with light accumulations
possible as low as 4500 feet. Be prepared for major travel
delays over Sierra passes due to slick and snow-covered roads.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:14 PM PST on November 23, 2017

Expires 9:14 AM EST on November 24, 2017



... Warm temperatures including records across the region this Thanksgiving...

A record high temperature of 73 degrees was set at the Reno-Tahoe international Airport today.
This breaks the old record of 69 degrees set in 1970.

A record high temperature of 65 degrees was set at the South Lake Tahoe Airport today.
This breaks the old record of 63 degrees set in 1995.

... High temperature reports...

Location temp time/date lat/Lon/elev (ft.)

... Western Nevada basin and range including Pyramid Lake...
Rawhide Flats RAWS 79 f 0210 PM 11/23 39.14n/118.67w/3900
Fairview Valley RAWS 74 f 0250 PM 11/23 39.32n/118.22w/4244
2 WSW Silver Springs 72 f 0335 PM 11/23 39.40n/119.25w/4269
1 ESE Rye Patch reservoi 72 f 0300 PM 11/23 40.48n/118.30w/4251
3 NE Lahontan Reservoir 71 f 0400 PM 11/23 39.50n/119.03w/4121
Hot Springs mtns RAWS 68 f 0310 PM 11/23 39.75n/118.83w/4350
Lovelock 66 f 0334 PM 11/23 40.18n/118.48w/3967
Oreana 63 f 0400 PM 11/23 40.33n/118.32w/4160

... Surprise Valley California...
Fort Bidwell 60 f 0320 PM 11/23 41.87n/120.16w/4777

... Northern Washoe County...
17 N Gerlach 69 f 0210 PM 11/23 40.90n/119.33w/4055
4 N Sand Pass 67 f 0305 PM 11/23 40.33n/119.68w/3957
Gerlach 62 f 0259 PM 11/23 40.65n/119.36w/3953
7 NNW Smoke Creek Desert 62 f 0359 PM 11/23 40.58n/119.79w/3940
9 WNW The Needle Rocks 61 f 0400 PM 11/23 40.20n/119.85w/4089

... Mono...
Toms Place 67 f 0304 PM 11/23 37.56n/118.68w/7103
5 NE Mono Lake 63 f 0300 PM 11/23 38.07n/118.95w/6421
1 WNW Mammoth Lakes 59 f 0218 PM 11/23 37.65n/118.98w/7979

... Mineral and southern Lyon counties...
Mason Valley south noawrc 78 f 0210 PM 11/23 38.92n/119.17w/4525
4 ENE Yerington 75 f 0306 PM 11/23 39.01n/119.08w/4373
Smith Valley noawrc 74 f 0300 PM 11/23 38.75n/119.34w/4885
Hawthorne 73 f 0255 PM 11/23 38.55n/118.63w/4216
1 NNE Yerington 72 f 0401 PM 11/23 39.00n/119.16w/4378
4 NNE Schurz 71 f 0324 PM 11/23 39.05n/118.79w/4761

... Lassen-eastern Plumas-eastern Sierra counties...
2 N Doyle 68 f 0211 PM 11/23 40.06n/120.09w/4320
3 ESE Honey Lake 65 f 0213 PM 11/23 40.20n/120.30w/4258
7 SW Standish 63 f 0229 PM 11/23 40.29n/120.51w/4172
1 E Blairsden 54 f 0334 PM 11/23 39.78n/120.59w/5149
9 N Spaulding 52 f 0247 PM 11/23 40.78n/120.78w/6158
2 W Westwood 50 f 0437 PM 11/23 40.29n/121.05w/4944
Fredonyer Pass 50 f 0352 PM 11/23 40.36n/120.87w/5701


... Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden area...
Carson City 72 f 0215 PM 11/23 39.19n/119.75w/4727
10 NNE Patrick 71 f 0300 PM 11/23 39.70n/119.54w/5278
2 SW Sun Valley 71 f 0300 PM 11/23 39.57n/119.80w/5011
2 NW Stead 70 f 0236 PM 11/23 39.67n/119.91w/5006
3 WSW Dayton 70 f 0232 PM 11/23 39.22n/119.65w/4757
2 S Sparks 70 f 0240 PM 11/23 39.50n/119.74w/4390
New Washoe City 69 f 0220 PM 11/23 39.29n/119.78w/5078
1 NE Carson City 69 f 0214 PM 11/23 39.19n/119.74w/4665
Johnson Lane 69 f 0221 PM 11/23 39.04n/119.72w/4810
Virginia City 64 f 0236 PM 11/23 39.31n/119.65w/6112
3 NW Virginia City 62 f 0228 PM 11/23 39.36n/119.68w/5570

... Greater Lake Tahoe area...
4 se Incline Village 59 f 0217 PM 11/23 39.19n/119.93w/6251
Incline Village 58 f 0225 PM 11/23 39.26n/119.98w/6680
1 E Hope Valley 58 f 0215 PM 11/23 38.78n/119.90w/7312
2 se Kings Beach 57 f 0219 PM 11/23 39.21n/120.00w/6435
Crystal Bay 57 f 0239 PM 11/23 39.24n/120.00w/6302
Truckee Airport 57 f 0255 PM 11/23 39.32n/120.14w/5900
Zephyr Cove 57 f 0247 PM 11/23 39.00n/119.95w/6346
4 SSE Mount Rose Summit 57 f 0300 PM 11/23 39.25n/119.88w/6510
Stateline 56 f 0329 PM 11/23 38.97n/119.95w/6234
Spooner Summit 55 f 0321 PM 11/23 39.09n/119.91w/6819

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.


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