Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
527 AM PST MON FEB 27 2012

…MODERATE SNOW OVER THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN AND FAR WESTERN NEVADA
TODAY…
…SNOW AND STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…

.STORM SYSTEM MOVING DOWN FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL BRING
PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW TO THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN AND THE FAR
WESTERN PORTIONS OF NEVADA TODAY. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ARE LIKELY
INTO THE BASIN AND RANGE AND SOUTH INTO MONO COUNTY.

ANOTHER STRONGER WINTER STORM WILL REACH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
TUESDAY NIGHT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA AND NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF POWDERY SNOW AND STRONG
WINDS MAY PRODUCE NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AND DANGEROUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS.

CAZ072-NVZ002-280100-
/O.CON.KREV.WW.Y.0007.120227T1500Z-120228T0300Z/
/O.CON.KREV.WS.A.0004.120229T1200Z-120301T0600Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SOUTH LAKE TAHOE…TRUCKEE…
INCLINE VILLAGE
527 AM PST MON FEB 27 2012

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST THIS
EVENING…
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM
PST THIS EVENING. A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND INCREASE IN
INTENSITY AFTER 7 AM WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW THEN
PERSISTING THROUGH THE DAY. THE SECOND STORM WILL WILL REACH THE
TAHOE BASIN TUESDAY NIGHT WITH HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* MONDAY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 6 INCHES…WITH 6 TO 12
INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* WEDNESDAY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW IS
POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH UP TO 10 INCHES BELOW 7000
FEET. THE HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS MAY BE LIMITED TO AREAS ALONG
AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 89.

* WEDNESDAY WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
50 MPH. SIERRA RIDGE WINDS OVER 100 MPH ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS: SNOW TODAY WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
ALONG INTERSTATE 80…HIGHWAYS 50…88 AND 89 ON TODAY. STRONG
WINDS AND HEAVY SNOW WEDNESDAY MAY COMBINE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY OVER THE
HIGHER PASSES LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR TODAY…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO POSE AN INCONVENIENCE TO
TRAVELERS. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS…WITH SNOW AND
ICE FIRST DEVELOPING ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. MOTORISTS SHOULD
SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION.

FOR WEDNESDAY…THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT
WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
557 AM PST MON FEB 27 2012

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-281200-
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-
EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-
MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-
MINDEN AREA-WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
557 AM PST MON FEB 27 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA…
NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTHERN SIERRA
AND WESTERN NEVADA THIS MORNING, TAPERING TO LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW THIS MORNING IS LIKELY TO CAUSE HAZARDOUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS AND MAY RESULT IN A FEW TRAVEL
DELAYS DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY (WWUS45 KREV RNOWSWREV) FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

A STRONG WINTER STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM MAY PRODUCE STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS
ALONG HIGHWAY 395 AND HEAVY SNOW IN THE TAHOE BASIN AND NORTHEAST
CALIFORNIA. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST WINTER STORM WATCH AND HIGH
WIND WATCH STATEMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

FOR THE REMAINDER OF WESTERN NEVADA ON WEDNESDAY…WIND GUSTS TO
50 MPH AND AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY AFFECT TRAVEL ALONG
INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAYS 50 AND 95. A FEW INCHES OF SNOW MAY
IMPACT TRAVEL ALONG HIGHWAY 447 IN NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY AS A
COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH NORTHWEST NEVADA ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER,
WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE REQUESTED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER,
AND SNOWFALL REPORTS, TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO.

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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
527 AM PST MON FEB 27 2012

…MODERATE SNOW OVER THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN AND FAR WESTERN NEVADA
TODAY…
…SNOW AND STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…

.STORM SYSTEM MOVING DOWN FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL BRING
PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW TO THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN AND THE FAR
WESTERN PORTIONS OF NEVADA TODAY. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ARE LIKELY
INTO THE BASIN AND RANGE AND SOUTH INTO MONO COUNTY.

ANOTHER STRONGER WINTER STORM WILL REACH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
TUESDAY NIGHT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA AND NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF POWDERY SNOW AND STRONG
WINDS MAY PRODUCE NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AND DANGEROUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS.

CAZ072-NVZ002-280100-
/O.CON.KREV.WW.Y.0007.120227T1500Z-120228T0300Z/
/O.CON.KREV.WS.A.0004.120229T1200Z-120301T0600Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SOUTH LAKE TAHOE…TRUCKEE…
INCLINE VILLAGE
527 AM PST MON FEB 27 2012

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST THIS
EVENING…
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM
PST THIS EVENING. A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND INCREASE IN
INTENSITY AFTER 7 AM WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW THEN
PERSISTING THROUGH THE DAY. THE SECOND STORM WILL WILL REACH THE
TAHOE BASIN TUESDAY NIGHT WITH HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* MONDAY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 6 INCHES…WITH 6 TO 12
INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* WEDNESDAY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW IS
POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH UP TO 10 INCHES BELOW 7000
FEET. THE HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS MAY BE LIMITED TO AREAS ALONG
AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 89.

* WEDNESDAY WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
50 MPH. SIERRA RIDGE WINDS OVER 100 MPH ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS: SNOW TODAY WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
ALONG INTERSTATE 80…HIGHWAYS 50…88 AND 89 ON TODAY. STRONG
WINDS AND HEAVY SNOW WEDNESDAY MAY COMBINE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY OVER THE
HIGHER PASSES LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR TODAY…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO POSE AN INCONVENIENCE TO
TRAVELERS. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS…WITH SNOW AND
ICE FIRST DEVELOPING ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. MOTORISTS SHOULD
SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION.

FOR WEDNESDAY…THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT
WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

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