Northern Washoe County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 3:15 PM PDT Mar. 25, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Spring storms to bring wind and snow impacts this week...

A series of weak-moderate Spring storms will bring weather impacts
to the Sierra and western Nevada at times through Thursday.

* If wind is your worry: gusty winds will continue through this
evening, with another round of stronger winds likely for
Wednesday. Travel impacts on wind prone roads such as Highway
395/I-580 along with increased turbulence can be expected. This
does not appear to be a major damaging wind scenario. Tuesday
will be breezy too, but overall wind speeds won't be as strong.

* If snow is scary: the strongest storm is expected to impact the
region late Tuesday night through Wednesday. Heavy wet snow will
affect travel in the Sierra, especially at pass elevations, with
less certain impacts into mountain communities and western
Nevada foothills between 5500 and 7000 feet. The Wednesday
morning and evening commutes could be problematic in the
mountains. Lighter snow may affect travel in the Sierra and
northeast California late tonight into Tuesday morning, but
travel impact risks are lower. Scattered snow and pellet showers
are forecast Thursday region-wide but impacts will be localized
and short lived.

* If flooding is your fear: Wednesday is Worth watching but not
overly concerning. A period of spillover rains will impact
western Nevada valleys and cities Wednesday, leading to some
rises on creeks plus minor and temporary flooding of poor
drainage areas. Rain could lead to a slow commute Wednesday
morning.


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315 PM PDT Mon Mar 25 2019

... Spring storms to bring wind and snow impacts this week...

A series of weak-moderate Spring storms will bring weather impacts
to the Sierra and western Nevada at times through Thursday.

* If wind is your worry: gusty winds will continue through this
evening, with another round of stronger winds likely for
Wednesday. Travel impacts on wind prone roads such as Highway
395/I-580 along with increased turbulence can be expected. This
does not appear to be a major damaging wind scenario. Tuesday
will be breezy too, but overall wind speeds won't be as strong.

* If snow is scary: the strongest storm is expected to impact the
region late Tuesday night through Wednesday. Heavy wet snow will
affect travel in the Sierra, especially at pass elevations, with
less certain impacts into mountain communities and western
Nevada foothills between 5500 and 7000 feet. The Wednesday
morning and evening commutes could be problematic in the
mountains. Lighter snow may affect travel in the Sierra and
northeast California late tonight into Tuesday morning, but
travel impact risks are lower. Scattered snow and pellet showers
are forecast Thursday region-wide but impacts will be localized
and short lived.

* If flooding is your fear: Wednesday is Worth watching but not
overly concerning. A period of spillover rains will impact
western Nevada valleys and cities Wednesday, leading to some
rises on creeks plus minor and temporary flooding of poor
drainage areas. Rain could lead to a slow commute Wednesday
morning.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno


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