...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT
* WHAT...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
expected. Wind gusts for wind prone areas may reach 60 mph.
* WHERE...Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area.
* WHEN...From 11 AM to 11 PM PDT Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile
vehicles. Areas of blowing dust may limit visibility.
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.
...MORE WIND AND SNOW ON THE WAY...
* Travel in Western Nevada and the Sierra will largely be free of
snow impacts this weekend with a few light snow showers in the
mountains from Lake Tahoe northward. It will be windy in the
afternoons with choppy lake waters, turbulent conditions for
airplanes and high profile vehicles, and even some blowing dust
across the Basin and Range east of Reno-Carson City.
* Travel conditions Sunday evening into Monday will deteriorate
due to increasing snow showers and gusty winds. There is a high
chance of accumulating snowfall in the Sierra, with a medium
chance of light accumulating snow for Western Nevada cities.
Icy roads could affect the Monday morning commute.
* Snow showers and much colder temperatures will linger across the
region Monday night through Wednesday. Vigorous snow showers
could bring additional snow accumulation up to a few inches
anywhere in the Sierra and western Nevada. Afternoon
temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees below normal with highs in
the 30s for Sierra valleys and 40s across lower elevations.
Overnight lows will be downright chilly with readings well below
* For those who are more than ready to say goodbye to winter,
there is hope on the horizon. A drying and warming trend is
looking likely by the following weekend.