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NWS Weather Bulletin: Gusty Winds and Colder Temps Beginning Tonight

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Special Weather Statement warning residents to expect gusty winds and light snow Wednesday evening into Thursday.

Forecasters say that an inside slider-type system will bring snow showers, gusty northerly winds, and a brief period of colder temperatures late Wednesday through Thursday.

Although snowfall totals are expected to be on the lighter side, these types of systems are notorious for low predictability – especially when it comes to snow amounts. Western Nevada and the Sierra will have a chance of receiving accumulating snowfall by Wednesday evening, spreading south along the eastern Sierra into Thursday.

Gusty winds will begin Wednesday afternoon. Northerly wind gusts between 30 and 40 mph will be possible for valleys, with gusts over exposed ridges along the Sierra crest increasing to up to 100mph. Hazardous boating conditions, aviation and ski impacts, and elevated concern for high-profile vehicles are possible across the region.

Breezy winds on Thursday combined with afternoon highs in the 30s to lower 40s in valleys will result in a chilly day. Wind chills in the high Sierra are likely to be between 0 and -25 degrees with frostbite a concern.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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