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Thursday Afternoon Storm Watch Update

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Information from the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for east central Nevada county in central California, northeastern Placer county in central California...

This includes the cities of Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Alpine Meadows, west central Carson city in western Nevada extreme northwestern Douglas county in western Nevada extreme southwestern Washoe county in western Nevada this includes the city of Incline Village until 4:00 pm

At 3:13 pm National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.  This storm was located near Squaw Valley and moving southeast at 10 mph.

Locations affected include Crystal Bay, Incline Village, Hirschdale, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay and Kings Beach.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...
Boaters and swimmers on or near Lake Tahoe should get out of the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle immediately.  

Don't be caught on the water in a thunderstorm! people in or on water are much more prone to being struck by deadly lightning. Strong and erratic winds can lead to boats capsizing.

Flash flood watch in effect through Saturday evening the flash flood watch is now in effect for in California, eastern sierra south of highway 50 including Mono and Alpine counties.  

In western Nevada southern Washoe county including Reno-Sparks, Storey, Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties through Saturday evening

Slow moving thunderstorms with heavy rain will develop during the afternoon and evening hours. The areas at greatest risk for flash flooding are near small creeks and streams, urban areas and recent burn scars such as the bison fire.  

Heavy rain may lead to rock and mud slides near steep terrain...especially in areas that received rainfall since Tuesday.  

This may impact travel over the mountain passes along highways 4,50,88,89,108,120,341,395 and 431.

Stay with the Channel 2 News Storm Watch team for the latest on this storm.

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