Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
202 AM PDT Thu Jun 24 2021

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
202 AM PDT Thu Jun 24 2021

...Thunderstorm Risks Rising, Then Another Big Heatwave...

* Thunderstorms: Today is on track to be a more widespread
  thunderstorm day for much of the Sierra and Western Nevada.
  Moisture levels will increase with locally heavy rain and
  flooding possible from slow moving storms over the region.
  Strong gusty storm outflows could also produce areas of blowing
  dust. Additional storms are possible Friday, with favored areas
  being in the Eastern Sierra.

* Anyone with outdoor plans the next couple days, but especially
  Thursday, should monitor the forecast, try to do outdoor
  activities in the morning, and have a "Plan B" in case storms
  threaten. Given how dry vegetation is, new fire starts from
  lightning are possible. Also expect strong outflow winds, rapid
  temperature drops, and even some hail with these storms.

* All eyes then turn to what could possibly be a major Western
  U.S. heatwave starting Sunday and lasting much of next week.
  Current indications are showing highs into the lower 100s for
  Western Nevada with highs in the 80s to near 90 for mountain
  communities. These could eclipse records Sunday through
  Wednesday. Confidence is high in heat health impacts especially
  for those outdoors for extended periods of time, and for
  vulnerable populations such as the elderly and homeless.