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Avalanche Watch
CAZ072-NVZ002-201500-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
U.S. FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
859 AM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE U.S.
FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER.

...AN AVALANCHE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

A STRONG WINTER STORM BACKED BY AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER WILL BEGIN TO
IMPACT THE REGION STARTING LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH
MONDAY NIGHT. THIS STORM WILL BRING STRONG, GUSTY WINDS AND
SEVERAL FEET OF NEW SNOW TO THE SIERRA.

THE CURRENT AVALANCHE DANGER IS MODERATE. THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS
EXPECTED TO RISE TO HIGH BY 7 AM MONDAY MORNING.

THIS WATCH WAS POSTED AT 9 AM SUNDAY MORNING AND COVERS THE
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS BETWEEN YUBA PASS ON THE NORTH AND EBBETTS
PASS ON THE SOUTH, AND INCLUDES THE GREATER LAKE TAHOE BASIN.
THIS WATCH APPLIES ONLY TO BACKCOUNTRY AREAS OUTSIDE OF
ESTABLISHED SKI AREA BOUNDARIES. THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT
IS PROVIDED BY THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE, WHICH IS SOLELY
RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT. THIS WATCH DESCRIBES GENERAL
AVALANCHE CONDITIONS AND LOCAL VARIATIONS ALWAYS OCCUR. THIS
AVALANCHE WATCH WILL BE UPDATED BY 7 AM MONDAY MORNING.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION GO TO WWW.SIERRAAVALANCHECENTER.ORG OR
CALL THE AVALANCHE HOTLINE AT 530 587 3558.

$$
Flood Watch
CAZ072-NVZ002-201400-
/O.CON.KREV.FA.A.0004.170220T0900Z-170221T1800Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee,
Markleeville, Stateline, Glenbrook, and Incline Village
330 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM PST MONDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of east central California and western Nevada,
including the following areas, in east central California,
Greater Lake Tahoe Area. In western Nevada, Greater Lake Tahoe
Area.

* From 1 AM PST Monday through Tuesday morning

* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow
levels. Moderate to heavy rain and snow melt below 7000 feet
will contribute to increasing flows on rivers and streams with
an enhanced flood potential late tonight through Tuesday
morning.

* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and poor
drainage areas, including the Upper Truckee River in South Lake
Tahoe. The Truckee and Carson River are forecast to rise to near
monitor stage Monday night into Tuesday, but at this time are
expected to remain below flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding.
Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep
terrain. Persons in the Lake Tahoe area should take action to
clear blocked drains and areas where snow berms would allow water
to collect and damage property. Persons living along small creeks
and streams should monitor the latest weather information at
weather.gov/reno and be prepared to take action should flooding
occur.

&&

$$

Flood Watch
NVZ003-201400-
/O.CON.KREV.FA.A.0004.170220T1200Z-170221T1800Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Including the cities of Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville,
and Virginia City
330 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of western Nevada, including the following area,
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area.

* From late tonight through Tuesday morning

* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high
snow levels Monday. 2 to 3 inches of rain is possible in the
Carson Range with 1 to 2 inches through most valley locations.
This will contribute to increasing flows on rivers and
streams, with an enhanced flood potential Monday into Tuesday
morning.

* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and poor
drainage areas Monday into Tuesday morning. This includes creeks
and streams that drain the foothills and the Carson Range such
as Steamboat Creek, Dry Creek and Eagle Valley Creek. Low lying
areas in both Washoe and Carson Valleys could also see flooding
issues. The Truckee and Carson River are forecast to rise to
near monitor stage Monday night into Tuesday, but at this time
are expected to remain below flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding.
Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep
terrain. Persons in the watch area should take time to clear any
blocked drains in anticipation of the heavy rain. Persons living
along small creeks and streams should monitor the latest weather
information at weather.gov/reno and be prepared to take action
should flooding occur.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
NVZ004-201800-
/O.EXP.KREV.LW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-170220T0600Z/
/O.CON.KREV.WI.Y.0006.170220T1800Z-170222T0000Z/
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Including the cities of Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock,
and Silver Springs
958 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO 4 PM PST
TUESDAY...
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 10 PM PST THIS EVENING FOR
PYRAMID LAKE...

The Lake Wind Advisory for Pyramid Lake will expire at 10 PM PST
this evening.

* Timing: Winds will increase late Monday morning and continue
through Tuesday afternoon. Strongest winds will be Monday
afternoon through Tuesday morning.

* Winds: Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph
increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph in the
afternoon.

* Wave Heights on Pyramid Lake: 2 to 4 feet.

* Impacts: Plan for hazardous travel conditions for high profile
vehicles along Interstate 80 and Highway 95. Strong turbulence
and wind shear could impact aviation travel. Small boats,
kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing and should
remain off lake waters until conditions improve.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture 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.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
CAZ070-NVZ005-201800-
/O.CON.KREV.WI.Y.0006.170220T1800Z-170222T0000Z/
Surprise Valley California-Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Fort Bidwell, Empire,
and Gerlach
958 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO 4 PM PST
TUESDAY...

* Timing: Winds will increase late Monday morning and continue
through Tuesday afternoon. Strongest winds will be Monday
afternoon through Tuesday morning.

* Winds: South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Impacts: Plan for hazardous travel conditions for high
profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture 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.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
NVZ003-201800-
/O.CON.KREV.WI.Y.0006.170220T1800Z-170222T0000Z/
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, and Virginia City
958 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO 4 PM PST
TUESDAY...

* Timing: Winds will increase late Monday morning and continue
through Tuesday afternoon. Strongest winds will be Monday
afternoon through Tuesday morning.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to
55 mph. Wind prone areas gusting to near 70 mph.

* Impacts: Plan for hazardous travel conditions for high
profile vehicles along Highway 395, Highway 50, and
Interstate 580. Strong turbulence and wind shear could
impact aviation travel. A few power outages are also
possible in and near the foothills.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture 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.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
CAZ072-NVZ002-201400-
/O.EXT.KREV.WS.W.0009.170220T0600Z-170222T0000Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
258 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET...

The Winter Storm Warning above 6500 feet is now in effect from
10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Tuesday.

* Timing: Periods of light snow today will increase this
evening, with heavy snow pushing into the region late tonight
and continuing through early Tuesday morning.

* Snow Accumulations: Above 7500 feet...2 to 5 feet. Between
6500 and 7500 feet...8 to 24 inches. Heaviest snow will be
west of Highway 89 and along the Sierra crest. Below 6500
feet...Up to 6 inches.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 130 mph.

* Snow Levels: Near 6000 feet through this evening, rising
overnight to near 7500 feet Monday morning, then falling
again Monday night to near 6500 feet.

* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
Whiteout conditions are likely over the passes and in the
backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible tonight through Monday night, 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.

&&

$$

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