Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 2:06 PM PDT Mar. 24, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Spring storms to bring wind and snow impacts this week...

A series of weak-moderate Spring storms will bring weather impacts
to the Sierra and western Nevada at times Monday through Thursday.

* If wind is your worry: Monday and Wednesday are the days to
watch with widespread gusty south to southwest winds forecast.
Travel impacts on wind prone roads such as Highway 395/580 along
with increased turbulence can be expected. This does not appear
to be a major, damaging wind scenario however. Tuesday will be
breezy too but probably not as strong.

* If snow is scary: definitely keep an eye on late Tuesday night
into Wednesday when the strongest storm is expected to impact
the region. Heavy wet snow will affect travel in the Sierra,
especially at pass elevations, with less certain impact into
mountain communities and western Nevada foothills above 5500
feet. The morning commute Wednesday could be problematic in the
mountains. Some lighter snow may affect travel in the Sierra and
northeast California Monday evening into Tuesday morning but
impact risk appears lower. Scattered snow and pellet showers are
forecast Thursday region-wide but impacts will be localized and
short-lived.

* If flooding is your fear: Wednesday is Worth watching but not
overly concerning. A period of spillover rains will impact
western Nevada valleys and cities Wednesday leading to some
rises on creeks plus minor and temporary flooding of poor
drainage areas. Rain could lead to a slow commute Wednesday
morning.

-Chris

Http://weather.Gov/Reno

206 PM PDT sun Mar 24 2019

... Spring storms to bring wind and snow impacts this week...

A series of weak-moderate Spring storms will bring weather impacts
to the Sierra and western Nevada at times Monday through Thursday.

* If wind is your worry: Monday and Wednesday are the days to
watch with widespread gusty south to southwest winds forecast.
Travel impacts on wind prone roads such as Highway 395/580 along
with increased turbulence can be expected. This does not appear
to be a major, damaging wind scenario however. Tuesday will be
breezy too but probably not as strong.

* If snow is scary: definitely keep an eye on late Tuesday night
into Wednesday when the strongest storm is expected to impact
the region. Heavy wet snow will affect travel in the Sierra,
especially at pass elevations, with less certain impact into
mountain communities and western Nevada foothills above 5500
feet. The morning commute Wednesday could be problematic in the
mountains. Some lighter snow may affect travel in the Sierra and
northeast California Monday evening into Tuesday morning but
impact risk appears lower. Scattered snow and pellet showers are
forecast Thursday region-wide but impacts will be localized and
short-lived.

* If flooding is your fear: Wednesday is Worth watching but not
overly concerning. A period of spillover rains will impact
western Nevada valleys and cities Wednesday leading to some
rises on creeks plus minor and temporary flooding of poor
drainage areas. Rain could lead to a slow commute Wednesday
morning.