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Saturday, November 20, 2010

[EDIS] Current list of Watches, Warnings and Advisories #CaStorm

* WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 4 PM PST SUNDAY FOR GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS- EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-MONO.
* WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 10 AM PST SUNDAY FOR GREATER RENO- CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA.
* WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 10 AM PST SUNDAY FOR MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE. ...ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH SUNDAY...
* 1 TO 2 FEET IN THE SIERRA ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG THE SIERRA CREST. 12 TO 18 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET.
* UP TO 3 FEET IN MONO COUNTY ABOVE 8000 FEET.
* 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE GREATER RENO/CARSON CITY AREAS...SURPRISE VALLEY...AND NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY. 6 TO 12 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS ABOVE 5000 FEET.
* 2 TO 4 INCHES THROUGH THE WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE...AND MINERAL COUNTY. LOCALLY UP TO 8 INCHES IN EXTREME WESTERN MINERAL COUNTY. ...WINDS...
* SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. RIDGE GUSTS 70 TO 90 MPH. ...TRAVEL IMPACTS...
* IF TRAVELING THROUGH THE SIERRA MAKE SURE TO HAVE SNOW TIRES AND/OR CARRY CHAINS.

Instruction:
* BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE CHAIN CONTROLS OR ROAD CLOSURES THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. * MOTORISTS SHOULD CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WINTER DRIVING SAFETY TIPS: SLOW DOWN AND LEAVE PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BRAKING. CARRY A CELL PHONE WHEN TRAVELING. KEEP AN ICE SCRAPER AND TIRE CHAINS OR CABLES IN YOUR CAR. KEEP A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT IN YOUR CAR AND KEEP THE GAS TANK FULL.

Area:  SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE-NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-

Affected Counties or parts of: Modoc, Plumas, Placer, Mono, Lassen, El Dorado, Nevada, Sierra, Alpine

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