Wind Gusts To 55 mph Today

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
302 AM PST SUN JAN 15 2012

…STRONG COLD FRONT TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY…

.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE
REGION TODAY. AHEAD OF THE FRONT SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WILL
INCREASE… WITH WIND GUSTS AROUND 55 MPH EXPECTED IN THE LEE OF
THE SIERRA FROM SUSANVILLE SOUTH TO BRIDGEPORT. WINDS WILL
DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AS COLD FRONT EXITS THE AREA.

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GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SOUTH LAKE TAHOE…TRUCKEE…
INCLINE VILLAGE…SPARKS…GARDNERVILLE…VIRGINIA CITY
302 AM PST SUN JAN 15 2012

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM
PST THIS EVENING…

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM
PST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 30 WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.
LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE IN WIND PRONE AREAS
SUCH AS GALENA…WASHOE VALLEY…AND CARSON VALLEY.

* IMPACTS: MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES CAN EXPECT
DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH STRONG CROSS WINDS ALONG
WITH AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAINLY EAST OF HIGHWAY 395.

* FOR LAKE TAHOE…STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE CHOPPY CONDITIONS
WITH WAVE HEIGHTS OF 3 TO 5 FEET. BOATS SHOULD REMAIN OFF
LAKE WATERS UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOTORISTS…ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES…SHOULD USE
CAUTION AND REMAIN ALERT FOR SUDDEN GUSTS OR CROSS WINDS. CHECK
OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO
FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.