Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 11:34 AM PDT Mar. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Reno has extended the

* flood advisory for...
a dam release in...
southern Lyon County in west central Nevada...

* until 330 PM PDT Saturday

* ongoing releases from Bridgeport Reservoir and Topaz Lake have
resulted in increased flows on both the east and West Forks of the
Walker River. These increased releases are a precautionary
measture intended to create additional storage space in the
reservoirs in preparation for high snowmelt runoff later this
Spring.

* Water management adjustments will result in an increase in flow on
the west walke from near Topaz Lake to the confluence. These flow
increases are not anticipated to result in impacts along the west
Walker.

* The flow below Bridgeport Reservoir along the east Walker is
expected to remain fairly constant and may result in minor
flooding along east Walker Road from the strosnider ditch to near
the confluence with the west Walker.

* Farther downstream, combined flows from the east and west Walker
will likely result in minor flooding below Yerington near where
Miller Lane crosses the river.

* Additional minor flooding is possible in mainly rural areas of
south central Lyon couty, but impacts are expected to be minimal
unless flows are increased beyond the current levels. Check with
local officials for possible Road closures or restrictions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated and will
result in some flooding of low lying areas. Water will be swift and
dangerous, especially upstream along the east and West Forks of the
Walker River. Stay away or be swept away.


Lat... Lon 3909 11887 3907 11901 3900 11906 3890 11903
      3882 11903 3872 11895 3865 11895 3865 11898
      3873 11900 3876 11903 3881 11906 3883 11909
      3880 11915 3881 11918 3881 11922 3886 11920
      3893 11920 3914 11919 3920 11906


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High Wind Watch
Issued: 3:38 PM PDT Mar. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday evening...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday
evening.

* Timing: winds will increase Thursday morning with the strongest
winds expected with the passage of a strong cold front by early
afternoon.

* Winds: west 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph shifting northwest
by early afternoon behind the front.

* Impacts: Crosswinds may result in travel impacts for high
profile vehicles and areas of wind shear for aviation. Choppy
waters can be expected on area lakes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture, Holiday decorations, and trash cans before winds
increase which could blow these items away. The best thing to do
is prepare ahead of time by making sure you have extra food and
water on hand, flashlights with spare batteries and/or candles in
the event of a power outage.



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Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 11:34 AM PDT Mar. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Reno has extended the

* flood advisory for...
a dam release in...
southern Lyon County in west central Nevada...

* until 330 PM PDT Saturday

* ongoing releases from Bridgeport Reservoir and Topaz Lake have
resulted in increased flows on both the east and West Forks of the
Walker River. These increased releases are a precautionary
measture intended to create additional storage space in the
reservoirs in preparation for high snowmelt runoff later this
Spring.

* Water management adjustments will result in an increase in flow on
the west walke from near Topaz Lake to the confluence. These flow
increases are not anticipated to result in impacts along the west
Walker.

* The flow below Bridgeport Reservoir along the east Walker is
expected to remain fairly constant and may result in minor
flooding along east Walker Road from the strosnider ditch to near
the confluence with the west Walker.

* Farther downstream, combined flows from the east and west Walker
will likely result in minor flooding below Yerington near where
Miller Lane crosses the river.

* Additional minor flooding is possible in mainly rural areas of
south central Lyon couty, but impacts are expected to be minimal
unless flows are increased beyond the current levels. Check with
local officials for possible Road closures or restrictions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated and will
result in some flooding of low lying areas. Water will be swift and
dangerous, especially upstream along the east and West Forks of the
Walker River. Stay away or be swept away.


Lat... Lon 3909 11887 3907 11901 3900 11906 3890 11903
      3882 11903 3872 11895 3865 11895 3865 11898
      3873 11900 3876 11903 3881 11906 3883 11909
      3880 11915 3881 11918 3881 11922 3886 11920
      3893 11920 3914 11919 3920 11906


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