Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
237 PM PDT Tue May 26 2020

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
237 PM PDT Tue May 26 2020

...High Confidence in Early Summer Heatwave for This Week...

Unusually warm temperatures are forecast through Friday of this
week as summer-like high pressure builds over the region.

* First real heat of the summer season for several days in a row
  could lead to heat health impacts for vulnerable populations and
  those outdoors for extended periods of time. Prepare now to do
  outdoor activities in the morning and have a cool place to go
  during the afternoons.

* High temperatures 20 degrees above normal could exceed a few
  daily records. Peak heat is projected Wednesday and Thursday
  with valleys well into the 90s and mountain communities well
  into the 80s. Friday could have similar heat; however, more
  clouds and thunderstorms could limit how hot it gets.

* Afternoon thunderstorms will be possible, especially over the
  high terrain, but storms into far western Nevada cannot be ruled
  out. Best chances of thunderstorms are Friday and Saturday. Be
  prepared for lightning, downpours, sudden temperature drops,
  small hail, and strong outflow winds. Storms could impact
  outdoor recreation along with any outdoor pandemic response

Take some time over the next few days to review heat and
thunderstorm safety online from the National Weather Service.
There is plenty of material out there and it has been a while
since we have experienced either weather hazard in the region.