Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
430 PM PDT Wed Sep 15 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
430 PM PDT Wed Sep 15 2021

...Significant Weather Change This Weekend...

Big weather changes are in store for this weekend as a storm
pushes into the West bringing periods of gusty winds, a drop in
the temperatures, and chances for precipitation.

WINDS: Strong and gusty winds are anticipated Saturday and
especially Sunday. Plan on impacts to air/road travel, choppy
lake conditions, and areas of blowing dust. Time to secure those
fall and Halloween decorations, especially the inflatable ones.
Winds will also bring increased fire danger. Please see the Fire
Weather Watch for additional details.

TEMPERATURES: A cooldown will begin on Saturday and continue
through early next week with high temperatures dropping a solid 20
degrees by Sunday-Monday. Frosts and freezes likely for outlying
rural areas and suburban valleys Monday through Wednesday
mornings. Be sure to cover your sensitive vegetation if you`re
still enjoying those outdoor gardens.

RAIN and SNOW: Best chances for rainfall will be near and north
of I-80 Saturday night into Sunday with lighter rain possible
south of there. Check back as the storm nears for anticipated
rainfall totals. A few flakes are possible above 10,000 feet, but
accumulation is unlikely.

THUNDERSTORMS: There are low end chances for thunderstorms in
northeast California and the northern Sierra Sunday. Be sure to
have a way to get weather alerts.