Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
122 AM PDT Sat May 27 2023

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
122 AM PDT Sat May 27 2023


* The active pattern of daily scattered to numerous showers and
  thunderstorms will continue through Memorial Day. Storms will be
  capable of producing frequent cloud to ground lightning, gusty
  outflow winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall.

* With an influx of people enjoying the outdoors this weekend, it
  is important that individuals have a way to quickly seek shelter
  in the event that a thunderstorm approaches your area. If a
  sturdy building is not immediately available, a hard-top vehicle
  with the windows rolled up can offer good protection from
  lightning. If you plan on doing activities that will leave you
  vulnerable to the elements such as hiking, consider doing the
  bulk of those activities in the morning hours before
  afternoon/evening thunderstorms develop.

* With streams and even mainstem rivers already flowing fast and
  cold, it is still advised to avoid swimming in many areas. Keep
  in mind that daily showers/thunderstorms will inherently come
  with the threat of flash flooding. Have a way to receive weather
  alerts, and get to higher ground immediately if a river or
  stream you are near begins to rise quickly, if you see debris
  floating in the water, or the water suddenly becomes muddy.