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Winter Weather Advisory

Expires 10:00 AM EST on January 19, 2017
Statement as of 1:50 PM PST on January 17, 2017

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 7 PM Wednesday
to 7 am PST Thursday above 6000 feet...

* timing: snow will begin Wednesday afternoon with rates
increasing overnight through Thursday morning.

* Snow accumulations: 8 to 16 inches above 8000 feet with 3 to
8 inches below 8000 feet... mainly west of Highway 395.

* Snow levels: starting around 7000 feet Wednesday afternoon
and dropping to all valley floors early Wednesday evening.

* Impacts: expect hazardous travel conditions due to slick
roads and periods of lower visibility from wind driven snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Even light snowfall causes major travel delays, especially during
periods of high traffic volume. Be sure to allow extra time to
reach your destination. Leave extra space between vehicles since
it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno



Special Statement

Expires 9:00 AM EST on January 18, 2017
Statement as of 1:51 PM PST on January 17, 2017

... Active weather pattern this week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
starting tomorrow with multiple systems pushing across the Sierra
and western Nevada.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 45 mph will be possible across the
region with higher gusts up to 60 mph in wind prone locations.
Gusts of 80 to 120 mph are possible over the Sierra crest.
Aviation impacts are likely Wednesday with a high potential for
low level wind shear and turbulence.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. Between a foot to a foot and a half of
snowfall is possible in the higher elevations of the Sierra with
light rainfall for western Nevada before snow levels fall to the
valley floors Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding
impacts are expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are
still possible.

Two more quick moving and colder storms are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series.
Snow levels are likely to start near western Nevada Valley floors
in each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada.

Bottom line: keep an eye on the forecast through the week. Travel
impacts will range from driving issues in the Sierra (and
potentially down into western nevada) to aviation turbulence from
Wednesday through possibly next Monday.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno


151 PM PST Tue Jan 17 2017

... Active weather pattern this week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
starting tomorrow with multiple systems pushing across the Sierra
and western Nevada.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 45 mph will be possible across the
region with higher gusts up to 60 mph in wind prone locations.
Gusts of 80 to 120 mph are possible over the Sierra crest.
Aviation impacts are likely Wednesday with a high potential for
low level wind shear and turbulence.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. Between a foot to a foot and a half of
snowfall is possible in the higher elevations of the Sierra with
light rainfall for western Nevada before snow levels fall to the
valley floors Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding
impacts are expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are
still possible.

Two more quick moving and colder storms are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series.
Snow levels are likely to start near western Nevada Valley floors
in each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada.

Bottom line: keep an eye on the forecast through the week. Travel
impacts will range from driving issues in the Sierra (and
potentially down into western nevada) to aviation turbulence from
Wednesday through possibly next Monday.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno

151 PM PST Tue Jan 17 2017

... Active weather pattern this week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
starting tomorrow with multiple systems pushing across the Sierra
and western Nevada.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 45 mph will be possible across the
region with higher gusts up to 60 mph in wind prone locations.
Gusts of 80 to 120 mph are possible over the Sierra crest.
Aviation impacts are likely Wednesday with a high potential for
low level wind shear and turbulence.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. Between a foot to a foot and a half of
snowfall is possible in the higher elevations of the Sierra with
light rainfall for western Nevada before snow levels fall to the
valley floors Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding
impacts are expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are
still possible.

Two more quick moving and colder storms are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series.
Snow levels are likely to start near western Nevada Valley floors
in each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada.

Bottom line: keep an eye on the forecast through the week. Travel
impacts will range from driving issues in the Sierra (and
potentially down into western nevada) to aviation turbulence from
Wednesday through possibly next Monday.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno


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