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NWS Weather: Strong Winds and Light Snow Saturday Afternoon into Sunday

Forecasters at the National Weather Service’s office in Reno have issued a Special Weather Statement warning residents of a fast moving storm with light snow and strong winds that will pummel the Honey Lake Valley Saturday into Sunday.

The quick-moving cold front will move into the region Saturday afternoon bringing wind, some snow, and much colder temperatures.

Weather experts at the NWS expect increasing south southwest winds 15 to 25mph with gusts between 35 to 50mph Saturday afternoon into Saturday night, switching to west northwest and diminishing some on Sunday.

Light snow is forecast for the Sierra starting late Saturday afternoon, continuing into Sunday. Period of light snow for western Nevada cities Saturday night into Sunday morning, with scattered snow showers and lake effect snow continuing Sunday. Generally 1 to 3 inches is the maximum possible.

Wind impacts will be typical for the region with hazards to high profile vehicles on wind prone roads, increased turbulence for aviation, and rough water on lakes.

Localized power interruptions are possible.

Snowfall will likely be light but that can still accumulate on roads causing slick conditions and delays around the region including cities in western Nevada.

Flash freeze is possible on roads and sidewalks Sunday evening as temperatures drop rapidly.

High Wind Advisory

A wind Advisory remains in effect from 1:00p.m. until 10:00p.m. on Saturday. Strongest winds will occur early Saturday afternoon and continue into Saturday evening.

Southwest winds 20 to 30mph with gusts up to 50mph and cross winds are likely to impact high profile vehicles especially along Highway 395, Surprise Valley Road, and NV 447. Localized damage to trees and fences may occur along with possible power outages.

For up-to-date weather information follow this link to the Lassen Weather Network.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor


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