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South Lake Tahoe, California

Lat: 38.94N, Lon: 119.98W
Wx Zone: CAZ072

Expires:201803200000;Remove:201803200000;153791 WWUS85 KREV 191053 SPSREV Special Weather Statement National Weather Service RENO NV 353 AM PDT Mon Mar 19 2018 CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-200000- Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas- Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County- Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-Carson City- Minden Area-Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake- Northern Washoe County- Including the cities of Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell, Portola, Susanville, Westwood, Sierraville, Loyalton, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Bridgeport, Coleville, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington, Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Stateline, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City, Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire, and Gerlach 353 AM PDT Mon Mar 19 2018 ...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM LATER WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT... Light valley rain and Sierra snow and rain will develop Tuesday and Tuesday night, with some travel impacts possible for Sierra and northeast California passes. A much stronger system will bring lower valley rain, Sierra rain and snow, and gusty winds starting on Wednesday and continuing until a cold front moves through late Thursday into Friday morning. Impact details Wednesday through Friday: - SIERRA: * Snow levels will start out fairly high, between 7000 and 8500 feet, Wednesday and Wednesday night before falling Thursday night into Friday with a cold front. Several feet of snowfall are likely in the high Sierra by Friday morning. Snowfall in the Tahoe Basin, and in Mono County below 8000 feet, is more uncertain and will depend on how fast snow levels fall. Still, significant travel impacts for the main Sierra passes including Interstate 80 and Highway 50 are likely on Thursday, continuing into Friday morning...with impacts to Highway 395 in Mono County possible by Thursday night. * Strong winds are likely over mountain ridges, with periodic stronger gusts surfacing in Sierra valley locations. - WESTERN AND WEST-CENTRAL NEVADA: * For Wednesday and Thursday, rain is expected to fall in the valleys and foothills of western Nevada. A few snowflakes may mix in with the rain by early Friday morning, but accumulations are unlikely outside of elevations above 5500 feet. * Winds are expected to be gusty, which could bring periodic impacts to aviation and high-profile vehicles along with choppy conditions on area lakes. Currently the two periods of strongest winds look to be Wednesday and again Thursday afternoon. $$