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Watches & Warnings

Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 5:35 PM PDT Mar. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT Thursday
for Pyramid Lake...

* winds: southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph this evening.
There will be a brief period of lighter winds overnight but
then the winds will increase again Thursday.

* Wave heights: 1 to 4 feet with highest waves on the north and
east shores.

* Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to
capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.


Special Statement
Issued: 1:43 PM PDT Mar. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Significant storm bringing rain and gusty winds today through
Thursday night...

A strong storm system will bring periods of rain and gusty winds
to lower elevations of western Nevada and far northeast California,
from late this evening into Thursday evening. Another round of
wind is likely Friday followed by chances for snow Friday night
through Sunday.

* Rain: areas of rain develop tonight, with rainfall becoming more
widespread and heavier Thursday. Moderate to heavy rain is
possible at times, with amounts exceeding 1 inch possible in
some foothill locations around Reno, Carson City and Minden.
Lighter amounts are likely in the lower valleys. This rain could
produce rises on small streams and ponding in low lying areas
and street intersections, especially in locations where snow
cover remains from last week's storm.

* Winds: gusty winds could bring periodic travel impacts to
aviation and for high-profile vehicles, along with choppy
conditions on area lakes. Wind gusts of 35-40 mph are most
likely this evening and again Thursday. Stronger winds are
possible Friday.

Now is the time to complete preparations for this wind and rain,
which includes clearing snow from storm drains, and securing loose
outdoor items such as patio furniture, trash cans and canopies.


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