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Special Weather Statement
CAZ015-016-068-069-250100-
NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
546 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...STRONG WINDS IN THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY AND OVER THE HIGHER
SIERRA ON SATURDAY WITH LIGHT SNOWFALL AT PASS LEVELS...

AN EARLY SEASON PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BE MOVING INTO
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. ALTHOUGH THIS
SYSTEM IS NOT EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
PRECIPITATION...IT WILL PRODUCE A PERIOD OF FAIRLY STRONG WINDS
FROM MID DAY SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING. IN THE
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ARE FORECAST. OVER THE HIGHER SIERRA...SOME
AREAS COULD SEE WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 60
MPH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

AS THE MAIN FRONTAL SYSTEM PASSES SATURDAY NIGHT...SNOW LEVELS
WILL BE DROPPING AND COULD GET DOWN TO THE MAJOR PASS LEVELS BY
SUNDAY MORNING. AS A RESULT...THE MAJOR SIERRA PASSES COULD SEE AN
INCH OR TWO OF SNOWFALL AROUND THE 6500 TO 7000 FOOT SNOW LEVEL.
EVEN THIS LIGHT AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL COULD CAUSE TRAVEL ISSUES IF
NOT PREPARED. IF TRAVELING THROUGH THE SIERRA LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
OR SUNDAY MORNING...CARRY TIRE CHAINS AND BE PREPARED FOR TRAVEL
DELAYS.

$$
Wind Advisory
CAZ070-071-NVZ003-005-250000-
/O.CON.KREV.WI.Y.0012.141025T1500Z-141026T0600Z/
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-
EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CEDARVILLE...FORT BIDWELL...PORTOLA...
SUSANVILLE...SPARKS...GARDNERVILLE...VIRGINIA CITY...EMPIRE...
GERLACH
251 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT
SATURDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT
SATURDAY.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISH SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.
LOCALLY STRONGER GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH IN WIND PRONE AREAS.

* IMPACTS: HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES WITH TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS POSSIBLE ON HIGHWAY 395
AND INTERSTATE 580. IF YOU HAVE OUTDOOR DECORATIONS...MAKE
SURE THEY ARE SECURED OR BROUGHT INDOORS BEFORE SATURDAY
MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS...ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...SHOULD USE
CAUTION AND REMAIN ALERT FOR SUDDEN GUSTS OR CROSS WINDS. CHECK
OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO
FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

&&

$$

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