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Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch
Issued: 3:23 AM PST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* Timing: winds will increase across the Tahoe basin, northeast
California and northwest Nevada by late Friday morning. Winds
will continue to strengthen and spread to much of the Highway
395 corridor and east to about Highway 95 Friday afternoon.

* Winds: widespread south winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.
Gusts to 65 mph in wind prone areas. There is the potential for
a short duration, two to three hours, where the stronger winds
could spread outside the windprone areas and onto valley floors.
Sierra ridges will likely see gusts approaching 100 mph.

* Impacts: winds will cause travel impacts for high profile
vehicles in addition to turbulence, wind shear and mountain wave
activity for aviation. Winds may be strong enough to cause
damage and blow high profile vehicles over, especially along the
Highway 395 and I-580 corridor. In addition, dangerous
conditions are likely on Lake Tahoe and other area lakes.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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



Http://weather.Gov/Reno



Special Statement
Issued: 3:19 AM PST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Gusty winds returning Friday...

A weak storm system will move into the region on Friday, with
increasing winds across the region. Winds will be strongest in
the Sierra and along the Sierra front of western Nevada and
northeast California. Exposed Sierra ridge winds will increase to
over 100 mph during this time, with wind prone areas gusting to
near 50 mph, especially along Highway 395. Some areas along
Highway 395 that could see gusts to 50 mph or more include between
Cold Springs and Stead, between Susanville and Doyle, near
Minden, and between the Reno-Tahoe Airport and Spanish Springs.

Gusty winds will bring impacts to travel across the region,
especially to high profile vehicles and aviation. Large Holiday
decorations may be damaged or carried away by these winds so
consider securing your decorations before Friday.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno


319 am PST Thu Dec 13 2018

... Gusty winds returning Friday...

A weak storm system will move into the region on Friday, with
increasing winds across the region. Winds will be strongest in
the Sierra and along the Sierra front of western Nevada and
northeast California. Exposed Sierra ridge winds will increase to
over 100 mph during this time, with wind prone areas gusting to
near 50 mph, especially along Highway 395. Some areas along
Highway 395 that could see gusts to 50 mph or more include between
Cold Springs and Stead, between Susanville and Doyle, near
Minden, and between the Reno-Tahoe Airport and Spanish Springs.

Gusty winds will bring impacts to travel across the region,
especially to high profile vehicles and aviation. Large Holiday
decorations may be damaged or carried away by these winds so
consider securing your decorations before Friday.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno

303 PM PST Wed Dec 12 2018

... Gusty winds returning Friday...

A weak storm system will move into the region on Friday, with
increasing winds across the region. Winds will be strongest in
the Sierra and along the Sierra front of western Nevada and
northeast California. Exposed Sierra ridge winds will increase to
over 100 mph during this time, with wind prone areas gusting to
near 50 mph, especially along Highway 395. Some areas along
Highway 395 that could see gusts to 50 mph or more include between
Cold Springs and Stead, between Susanville and Doyle, near
Minden, and between the Reno-Tahoe Airport and Spanish Springs.

Gusty winds will bring impacts to travel across the region,
especially to high profile vehicles and aviation. Large Holiday
decorations may be damaged or carried away by these winds so
consider securing your decorations before Friday.


303 PM PST Wed Dec 12 2018

... Gusty winds returning Friday...

A weak storm system will move into the region on Friday, with
increasing winds across the region. Winds will be strongest in
the Sierra and along the Sierra front of western Nevada and
northeast California. Exposed Sierra ridge winds will increase to
over 100 mph during this time, with wind prone areas gusting to
near 50 mph, especially along Highway 395. Some areas along
Highway 395 that could see gusts to 50 mph or more include between
Cold Springs and Stead, between Susanville and Doyle, near
Minden, and between the Reno-Tahoe Airport and Spanish Springs.

Gusty winds will bring impacts to travel across the region,
especially to high profile vehicles and aviation. Large Holiday
decorations may be damaged or carried away by these winds so
consider securing your decorations before Friday.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno

303 PM PST Wed Dec 12 2018

... Gusty winds returning Friday...

A weak storm system will move into the region on Friday, with
increasing winds across the region. Winds will be strongest in
the Sierra and along the Sierra front of western Nevada and
northeast California. Exposed Sierra ridge winds will increase to
over 100 mph during this time, with wind prone areas gusting to
near 50 mph, especially along Highway 395. Some areas along
Highway 395 that could see gusts to 50 mph or more include between
Cold Springs and Stead, between Susanville and Doyle, near
Minden, and between the Reno-Tahoe Airport and Spanish Springs.

Gusty winds will bring impacts to travel across the region,
especially to high profile vehicles and aviation. Large Holiday
decorations may be damaged or carried away by these winds so
consider securing your decorations before Friday.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno

303 PM PST Wed Dec 12 2018

... Gusty winds returning Friday...

A weak storm system will move into the region on Friday, with
increasing winds across the region. Winds will be strongest in
the Sierra and along the Sierra front of western Nevada and
northeast California. Exposed Sierra ridge winds will increase to
over 100 mph during this time, with wind prone areas gusting to
near 50 mph, especially along Highway 395. Some areas along
Highway 395 that could see gusts to 50 mph or more include between
Cold Springs and Stead, between Susanville and Doyle, near
Minden, and between the Reno-Tahoe Airport and Spanish Springs.

Gusty winds will bring impacts to travel across the region,
especially to high profile vehicles and aviation. Large Holiday
decorations may be damaged or carried away by these winds so
consider securing your decorations before Friday.


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