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Winter Storm Warnings, Advisories in Effect for Region

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From the National Weather Service:

For mountain locations:

For the Greater Lake Tahoe area, including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Incline Village:

A winter storm warning for heavy snow remains in effect from 10 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday.

* Timing: snow will reach the Tahoe Basin this evening with a period of heavy snow tonight and early Saturday morning.

* Snow accumulations: 1 to 2 feet above 7,000 feet and down to lake level along the western shore. At Truckee, South Lake and the eastern shore...6 to 12 inches of snow.

* Winds: gusts of 30 mph or more in the lower elevations and gusts of 60 to 80 mph over ridges may produce considerable blowing snow, large drifts and whiteout conditions.

Impacts: driving conditions will be hazardous due to snow covered roads and low visibility with travel restrictions likely throughout the greater Lake Tahoe area. There will be widespread travel impacts on Interstate 80 due to snow levels dropping to around 1,000 feet with significant delays likely. Temperatures below 20 degrees and gusty winds will lead to below zero wind chill values.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

Conditions can deteriorate rapidly during winter storms, slow down and allow extra time when traveling. Carry tire chains, food, water, blankets and a flashlight in your car in case of an emergency. Check www.weather.gov/reno or listen to NOAA Weather Radio for updates on this situation.

As for valley locations -

For the greater Reno-Carson City-Minden area and Western Nevada Basin and range including Pyramid Lake including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, Virginia City, Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock and Silver Springs.

A winter weather advisory for snow remains in effect from 10 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday.

Timing: snow will begin this evening becoming moderate to heavy overnight into Saturday morning.

* Snow accumulations: 2 to 4 inches with up to 6 inches in the foothills.

* Wind: Gusts up to 30 mph may produce blowing snow tonight with local whiteout conditions in wind prone areas.

* Impacts: driving conditions will be hazardous due to snow covered roads and low visibility with travel restrictions possible. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

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.Check www.weather.gov/reno or listen to NOAA Weather Radio for updates on this situation.

 

For the Western Nevada basin and range including Pyramid Lake including the cities of Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock and Silver Springs.

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow which is in effect from 10 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday for Pershing County.

A winter weather advisory for snow remains in effect from 10 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday for Churchill County.

* Timing: snow will begin this evening becoming moderate to heavy overnight into Saturday morning.

* Snow accumulations in Pershing County: 4 to 8 inches, highest north and east of Lovelock.

* Snow accumulations in Churchill County: 2 to 4 inches.

* Impacts: driving conditions will be hazardous due to snow covered roads and low visibility with travel restrictions possible. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

Conditions can deteriorate rapidly during winter storms, slow down and allow extra time when traveling. Carry tire chains, food, water, blankets and a flashlight in your car in case of an emergency. Check our website at www.weather.gov/reno or listen to NOAA Weather Radio for updates on this situation.

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