Lake Wind Advisory, Winter Storm Watch & Hazardous Weather Outlook

Lake Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
340 AM PDT MON MAR 12 2012

CAZ072-NVZ002-122315-
/O.EXT.KREV.LW.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-120313T1800Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
340 AM PDT MON MAR 12 2012

…LAKE WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT TUESDAY FOR
LAKE TAHOE…

THE LAKE WIND ADVISORY FOR LAKE TAHOE IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
11 AM PDT TUESDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH TODAY AND
TONIGHT…THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WAVE HEIGHTS: 2 TO 4 FEET TODAY INCREASING TO 3 TO 6 FEET EARLY
TUESDAY MORNING.

* BOATS WILL BE PRONE TO CAPSIZING AND SHOULD REMAIN OFF LAKE
WATERS MOST OF THIS WEEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

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BRONG

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
604 AM PDT MON MAR 12 2012

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-130115-
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-
604 AM PDT MON MAR 12 2012

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

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

MILD AND BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AS
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. STRONG
WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST
WIND STATEMENT (WWUS75 KREV RNONPWREV) FOR INFORMATION ON THE
STRONG WINDS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE NORTHERN SIERRA AND
WESTERN NEVADA ON TUESDAY. AHEAD OF THE FRONT GUSTY WINDS CAN BE
EXPECTED. ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL IS
POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA FROM THE TAHOE
BASIN NORTHWARD INTO LASSEN COUNTY. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST
WINTER STORM STATEMENT (WWUS45 KREV RNOWSWREV) FOR ADDITIONAL
DETAILS ON THE HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED.

.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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O`HARA

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
358 AM PDT MON MAR 12 2012

…FIRST STORM TO ARRIVE TUESDAY…

.A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC WILL
DIRECT MOISTURE AND A SERIES OF STORMS INTO THE SIERRA AND
WESTERN NEVADA THIS WEEK. THE FIRST SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY
AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY WITH SNOW…RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS IN
THE TAHOE BASIN AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA.

CAZ072-NVZ002-122315-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.A.0005.120313T1800Z-120315T0600Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
358 AM PDT MON MAR 12 2012

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING ABOVE 7000 FEET…

A WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 7000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL REACH THE NORTHERN SIERRA CREST MONDAY
NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING…WITH A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW ACROSS THE TAHOE BASIN LATE TUESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 89: TWO OR MORE
FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET…AND UP TO 12 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EAST OF HIGHWAY 89: UP TO 18 INCHES ABOVE
7000 FEET…AND UP TO 6 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH TUESDAY
AND TUESDAY NIGHT…WITH WINDS DECREASING WEDNESDAY. SIERRA
RIDGE GUSTS OVER 100 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS: NEAR LAKE LEVEL TUESDAY THEN RISING TO AROUND
7000 FEET ON WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS: SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY PRODUCE DANGEROUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL
DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG HIGHWAYS 88…89 AND OVER THE
MOUNT ROSE HIGHWAY…DONNER PASS AND ECHO SUMMIT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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BRONG

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO