Modoc County, California
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High Wind Watch
Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Mono County-Greater Reno-Carson City-
Minden Area-Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Fort Bidwell, Portola,
Susanville, Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, Sparks, Gardnerville,
Virginia City, Empire, and Gerlach
248 PM PST Wed Nov 22 2017


The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a High Wind
Watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday

* Timing: Winds will increase Saturday morning and become strong
and gusty through the afternoon and evening. Winds will continue
through Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon as well.

* Winds: South to Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph
possible. Wind prone areas may see gusts up to 70 mph, with
Sierra ridge gusts up to 100 mph.

* Impacts: Strong cross winds and travel restrictions are likely
to impact high profile vehicles especially along Highway
395/I-580. Aviation impacts are expected for area airports
Saturday afternoon and evening. Localized damage to trees and
fences may occur along with possible power outages.


Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture, holiday decorations, and trash cans before winds
increase which could blow these items away. The best thing to do
is prepare ahead of time by making sure you have extra food and
water on hand, flashlights with spare batteries and/or candles in
the event of a power outage.



Special Weather Statement
Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-Carson City-
Minden Area-Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell,
Portola, Susanville, Westwood, Sierraville, Loyalton,
South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Bridgeport,
Coleville, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington,
Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Stateline, Glenbrook,
Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire,
and Gerlach
406 PM PST Wed Nov 22 2017


A potent Pacific storm will move inland this weekend and bring
rain, mountain snow and gusty winds. The winds will begin Saturday
afternoon and continue through Sunday night. Precipitation will
begin as rain, even at the passes, as snow levels start high.
Snow levels will begin to fall Sunday with snow over the passes
possible by sunset Sunday. Expect holiday weekend travel impacts
due to winds and snow over the passes. Some details follow:

* WINDS: Strong, gusty southwest winds are expected both Saturday
and Sunday afternoons. Winds may abate some overnight Saturday
night in some valley locations, but they will remain strong over
the ridges. Wind gusts of 60 mph or more are possible along
portions of the 395 corridor and Sierra ridge gusts will likely
exceed 100 mph.

* PRECIPITATION: Light rain is likely over the mountains by
Saturday evening north of I-80, gradually spread southward into
Sunday evening. Snow levels will also gradually fall during this
time before crashing late Sunday night as a strong cold front
moves through. The precipitation will end Monday morning behind
the front.

* SNOW LEVELS: Starting at near 9000 feet Saturday afternoon. They
will fall to 5500 feet for Lassen County, 7000 feet for the
Tahoe Basin, and 8000 feet for Mono County by late Sunday
afternoon. Snow levels will crash Sunday night and fall to near
the lower valley floors as the precipitation ends. While it is
too early to predict snowfall amounts, accumulations are likely
for the Sierra passes with light accumulations possible as low
as 5000 feet. Be prepared for major travel delays over Sierra
passes due to slick and snow-covered roads.


Wind Advisory
Modoc County-
Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County-
Central and Eastern Lake County-
228 PM PST Wed Nov 22 2017


The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Wind
Advisory...which is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM PST Thursday.

* Winds...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph.

* Timing...Winds will increase Thursday morning and peak Thursday
afternoon and evening.

* Locations include...Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake.
Cedar Pass on Hwy 299, The Warner Mountains and higher
elevations of Lake County.

* Impacts...Travel will be difficult for high profile vehicles.
Unsecured items may be blown around.

* View the hazard area in detail at

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected with
higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra


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