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Avalanche Watch
CAZ072-NVZ002-190100-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Avalanche Watch
U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center
Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV
242 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH

IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

17:00 PST THU JAN 18 2018

THE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER IN TRUCKEE HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY
AVALANCHE WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
NWS RENO NV - NVZ002 (GREATER LAKE TAHOE)...CAZ072 (GREATER LAKE
TAHOE (CA))

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM THU 17:00 PST TO FRI 17:00 PST.

* AFFECTED AREA...CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS BETWEEN YUBA
PASS (HWY 49) ON THE NORTH AND EBBETTS PASS (HWY 4) ON THE
SOUTH, INCLUDING THE GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA MAY
RISE TO HIGH DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS THURSDAY INTO THE
DAYTIME HOURS FRIDAY.

* REASON/IMPACTS...FORECAST HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH WIND MAY
RESULT IN WIDESPREAD AVALANCHES.

* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE
CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR. IF SO, TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT
RECOMMENDED. AVALANCHES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES AND CAN RUN INTO
MATURE FORESTS, VALLEY FLOORS, OR FLAT TERRAIN.

CONSULT HTTPS://WWW.SIERRAAVALANCHECENTER.ORG/ OR
WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE
COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.

$$
High Wind Warning
NVZ003-181200-
/O.CON.KREV.HW.W.0001.180118T1800Z-180119T0600Z/
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, and Virginia City
316 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM PST
THURSDAY...

* Timing: South to southwest winds will begin increasing early
Thursday morning ahead of a strong cold front. Winds will peak
Thursday afternoon and early evening before decreasing behind
the front.

* Winds: South to southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 65 mph
possible. Wind-prone areas such as I-580 south of Reno and
Highway 395 near Stead and Cold Springs could see gusts 65
to 75 mph.

* Impacts: Dangerous cross-wind conditions, especially for high
profile vehicles, may result in loss of vehicle control.
Semi trucks will be in danger of tipping over. Travel
restrictions are likely for high-profile vehicles. Possible
damage to trees and powerlines. Aviation will also be
impacted by these winds. Some flights may be delayed.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture and trash cans before winds increase. 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.

Be prepared to take alternate routes if roads are closed due to
high winds, particularly if you plan on traveling in a high-
profile vehicle. Snow will follow the winds; see the special
weather statement for more details.

&&

$$

Lake Wind Advisory
CAZ072-NVZ002-181200-
/O.EXT.KREV.LW.Y.0002.180118T0600Z-180119T0000Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Stateline,
and Incline Village
316 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST THURSDAY FOR LAKE TAHOE...

The Lake Wind Advisory for Lake Tahoe is now in effect from 10 PM
this evening to 4 PM PST Thursday.

* Winds: Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Wave Heights: 2 to 4 feet. Highest from mid-lake to northern
and eastern shores.

* Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to
capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions
improve.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.

&&

$$

Lake Wind Advisory
NVZ004-181200-
/O.CON.KREV.LW.Y.0002.180118T1200Z-180119T0300Z/
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
316 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM PST
THURSDAY FOR PYRAMID LAKE...

* Winds: South to southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45
mph.

* Wave Heights: 2 to 4 feet.

* Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to
capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions
improve.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
CAZ072-NVZ002-181200-
/O.UPG.KREV.WS.A.0002.180118T2000Z-180120T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.W.0002.180119T0000Z-180120T0000Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
232 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 4 PM PST
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected with strong damaging winds possible.
Plan on difficult travel conditions in near white out conditions
at times. Damage to trees and power lines will be possible as
well. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches with localized
amounts up to 10 inches along the west shore of Lake Tahoe. 10
to 18 inches are expected above 7000 feet with localized amounts
up to 2 feet.

* Winds...will generally be gusting 35 to 50 mph Thursday
afternoon and evening ahead of the main precipitation period.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Thursday to 4 PM PST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for
many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry
an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay
home, have a backup plan in case of power outages. The latest
road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

$$

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