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Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 3:43 AM PST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 PM Wednesday to 7 am
PST Thursday above 6000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Winter Weather
Advisory above 6000 feet for moderate snow, which is in effect
from 7 PM Wednesday to 7 am PST Thursday.

* Timing: snow will begin Wednesday afternoon with rates
increasing overnight through Thursday morning.

* Snow accumulations: 8 to 11 inches above 8000 feet with 3 to 6
inches below 8000 feet... mainly west of Highway 395.

* Snow levels: starting around 7000 feet Wednesday afternoon and
dropping to all valley floors early Wednesday evening.

* Impacts: expect hazardous travel conditions due to slick roads
and periods of lower visibility from wind driven snow.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Even light snowfall causes major travel delays, especially during
periods of high traffic volume. Be sure to allow extra time to
reach your destination. Leave extra space between vehicles since
it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno



Special Statement
Issued: 3:55 AM PST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Active weather pattern returns mid-week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
for the second half of the week with multiple fast moving systems
pushing across the region.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 40 mph will be possible across the
Sierra and far western Nevada with higher gusts in wind prone
locations. Gusts of 80 to 100 mph are possible over the Sierra
crest.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. As much as a foot of snowfall is possible in
the higher elevations of the Sierra with light rainfall for
western Nevada before snow levels fall to the valley floors
Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding impacts are
expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are still
possible.

Subsequent quick moving and colder systems are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series. Snow
levels are likely to start near western Nevada Valley floors in
each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada. Anyone with travel
plans during this time frame should continue to monitor the
forecast over the upcoming week.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno

355 am PST Tue Jan 17 2017

... Active weather pattern returns mid-week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
for the second half of the week with multiple fast moving systems
pushing across the region.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 40 mph will be possible across the
Sierra and far western Nevada with higher gusts in wind prone
locations. Gusts of 80 to 100 mph are possible over the Sierra
crest.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. As much as a foot of snowfall is possible in
the higher elevations of the Sierra with light rainfall for
western Nevada before snow levels fall to the valley floors
Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding impacts are
expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are still
possible.

Subsequent quick moving and colder systems are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series. Snow
levels are likely to start near western Nevada Valley floors in
each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada. Anyone with travel
plans during this time frame should continue to monitor the
forecast over the upcoming week.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno


355 am PST Tue Jan 17 2017

... Active weather pattern returns mid-week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
for the second half of the week with multiple fast moving systems
pushing across the region.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 40 mph will be possible across the
Sierra and far western Nevada with higher gusts in wind prone
locations. Gusts of 80 to 100 mph are possible over the Sierra
crest.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. As much as a foot of snowfall is possible in
the higher elevations of the Sierra with light rainfall for
western Nevada before snow levels fall to the valley floors
Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding impacts are
expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are still
possible.

Subsequent quick moving and colder systems are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series. Snow
levels are likely to start near western Nevada Valley floors in
each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada. Anyone with travel
plans during this time frame should continue to monitor the
forecast over the upcoming week.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno