Washoe County, Nevada
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Avalanche Warning
CAZ072-NVZ002-211500-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
718 AM PST MON FEB 20 2017

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

...AN AVALANCHE WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

THE FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER HAS ISSUED A
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING.

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH 7 AM TUESDAY
MORNING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FOR THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA
AND NEVADA, FROM YUBA PASS TO EBBETTS PASS, INCLUDING THE LAKE
TAHOE BASIN.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER WILL EXIST AT ALL
ELEVATIONS.

* REASON/IMPACTS...A STRONG ATMOSPHERIC RIVER STORM IS IMPACTING
THE AREA. WIND SLAB, STORM SLAB, AND LOOSE WET AVALANCHE
PROBLEMS WILL BE VERY LIKELY AT ALL ELEVATIONS. NATURAL AND
HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVALANCHES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES, INTO FLAT AREAS, AND CAN RUN
INTO MATURE FORESTS.

TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

CONSULT 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.

$$

Flood Warning
CAC003-035-063-091-NVC005-019-029-031-510-211930-
/O.CON.KREV.FA.W.0016.000000T0000Z-170221T1930Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Plumas CA-Alpine CA-Sierra CA-Lassen CA-Storey NV-Washoe NV-
Douglas NV-Lyon NV-Carson City NV-
543 PM PST MON FEB 20 2017

...A FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS FOR RAIN AND
SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1130 AM PST TUESDAY FOR PLUMAS...
ALPINE...SIERRA...SOUTHEASTERN LASSEN...STOREY...SOUTHERN WASHOE...
DOUGLAS...AND NORTHERN LYON COUNTIES AND CARSON CITY...

At 540 PM PST, heavy rain from an atmospheric river continues across
western Nevada and the eastern portions of Lassen, Plumas and Sierra
counties. Snow levels are near 6000 feet, but may fluctuate between
5000 and 7000 feet this evening. One half to 1.5 inches of rain has
already fallen with reports of minor flooding in some urban areas.

Creeks, streams, drainage ditches, urban areas, farmland and
pastures are at greatest risk for flooding this evening as rainfall
intensifies. Rock and mud slides are also possible.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Reno, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Virginia City, Dayton, the
Sierra Valley, and Washoe Valley


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel is strongly discouraged, especially tonight as the dangers of
flooding are harder to recognize. Follow the directions of emergency
personnel.

&&

LAT...LON 4017 11971 3982 11939 3910 11937 3857 11935
3887 11982 3928 11982 3953 11993 3960 12000
3972 12014 3971 12046 3990 12047 4010 12021

$$

Flood Warning
CAC035-063-NVC031-211615-
/O.NEW.KREV.FA.W.0017.170221T0426Z-170221T1615Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Plumas CA-Lassen CA-Washoe NV-
826 PM PST MON FEB 20 2017

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Plumas County in northern California...
East central Lassen County in northern California...
Central Washoe County in western Nevada...

* Until 815 AM PST Tuesday

* At 819 PM PST, heavy rain continues to fall below 5000 feet in
portions of northeast California and western Nevada causing
localized areas of flooding.

* Road closures have been reported at Sears Rd and Highway 395 due
to flooding. Other locations that may see flooding in low lying
areas, ditches, creeks, and streams include Herlong, Susanville,
Janesville, Antelope Lake, Standish, Susanville Municipal Airport,
Lone Rock Campground, Wendel, Boulder Creek Campground, Long Point
Campground, Amedee Army Airfield and Honey Lake.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is
harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

&&

LAT...LON 4018 11970 4017 11974 4014 11988 4009 12019
3991 12044 3990 12047 4038 12074 4047 12054
4039 12019

$$

Flood Watch
NVZ003-211300-
/O.CON.KREV.FA.A.0004.000000T0000Z-170221T1800Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, and Virginia City
224 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through Tuesday morning

* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow
levels. This will lead to an enhanced risk for flooding in urban
areas and along creeks, streams, drainage ditches, farmland and
pasture land. Rock and mud slides are also possible.

* The Truckee River at Vista may approach flood stage early
Tuesday morning. Peak flows on the Carson River will occur on
Tuesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travelers should slow down and turn on headlights in areas of
rainfall. 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
CAZ072-NVZ002-211300-
/O.CON.KREV.FA.A.0004.000000T0000Z-170221T1800Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
224 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of east central California and western Nevada,
including the Lake Tahoe Basin.

* Through Tuesday morning

* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain and snow to the
Tahoe Basin. Snow levels at 6000 to 6500 have minimized the
flood threat so far today.

* The highest risk of flooding is in urban areas where snow has
blocked drainage paths. The Upper Truckee River in South Lake
Tahoe will continue to rise, but is likely to remain below flood
stage. Rock and mud slides are also possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travelers should slow down and turn on headlights in areas of
rainfall. 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
CAZ070-NVZ005-211200-
/O.CON.KREV.WI.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/
Surprise Valley California-Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Fort Bidwell, Empire,
and Gerlach
325 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST TUESDAY...

* Timing: Winds will increase into this evening and continue
through Tuesday afternoon. Strongest winds are expected late
this evening through Tuesday morning.

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

* Impacts: Expect hazardous travel conditions for high profile
vehicles. A few power outages are also possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Secure loose outdoor items such as patio furniture and trash
cans. 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
NVZ003-004-211200-
/O.CON.KREV.WI.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, and Silver Springs
325 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST TUESDAY...

* Timing: Winds will increase this evening. The strongest winds
are expected late this evening through Tuesday morning.

* Winds: South to southwest increasing to 10 to 20 mph with
guststo 40 mph this afternoon...then 20 to 35 mph with gusts
to 60 mph this evening. Local gusts to 80 mph in wind prone
areas tonight and Tuesday morning.

* Wave Heights on Pyramid Lake: 2 to 4 feet. Small boats,
kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing and
should remain off lake waters until conditions improve.

* Impacts: Expect hazardous travel conditions for high profile
vehicles along Interstate 80 and 580, and Highways 50 and
95. A few power outages are also possible. Strong turbulence
and wind shear could impact aviation travel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Secure loose outdoor items such as patio furniture and trash
cans. 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-NVZ002-211300-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
328 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
TUESDAY...

* Timing: Moderate to heavy snow will continue through Tuesday
with the heaviest snow expected this evening. Snow will mix with
rain at times below 7000 feet through this evening.

* Additional Snow Accumulations: Above 7000 feet...18 to 36
inches. Between 6500 and 7000 feet...8 to 16 inches. Heaviest
snow will be along and west of Highway 89. Below 6500 feet...3
to 12 inches mainly after midnight tonight.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 100 mph, with peak gusts over 150
mph tonight.

* Wave Heights on Lake Tahoe: 2 to 5 feet with highest waves
expected tonight from mid lake to the north and east shores.

* Snow Levels: Near 6500 feet this evening falling to the valley
floors early Tuesday morning. Snow levels may briefly rise to
near 7000 feet this evening.

* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
Snowfall rates will exceed 2 inches per hour at times,
producing whiteout conditions over the passes and in the
backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel today through Tuesday, 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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