Advisory/Watch/Warning Details for the Carson City Area

Weather Alerts for Carson City

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Wind Watch  HIGH WIND WATCH   High Wind Watch
CARSON CITY

Areas Affected:
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area - Northern Washoe County
Effective: Sat, 11/25 7:00pm Updated: Fri, 11/24 7:23pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Mon, 11/27 4:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Timing: Winds will increase Saturday afternoon, becoming strong
and gusty Saturday night through Sunday evening.
* Winds: South to Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph
possible. Wind prone areas may see gusts up to 70 mph with
Sierra ridge gusts over 100 mph.
* Impacts: Strong cross winds and travel restrictions are
likely to impact high profile vehicles especially along
Highway 395 and Interstate 580. Aviation impacts are
expected for area airports Saturday afternoon through
Sunday. Localized damage to trees and fences may occur along
with possible power outages.

Information:
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.

High Wind Watch  HIGH WIND WATCH   High Wind Watch
CARSON CITY

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Sat, 11/25 7:00pm Updated: Fri, 11/24 7:23pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Sun, 11/26 10:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
* Timing: Winds will increase Saturday afternoon becoming strong
and gusty Saturday night through late Sunday morning.
* Winds: South to Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph
possible. Wind prone areas may see gusts up to 70 mph with
Sierra ridge gusts over 100 mph.
* Impacts: Strong cross winds and travel restrictions are
likely to impact high profile vehicles. Aviation impacts are
expected for area airports with hazardous boating conditions
on Lake Tahoe Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Localized
damage to trees and fences may occur along with possible
power outages.

Information:
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.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
CARSON CITY

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area - Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area - Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties - Northern Washoe County - Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake
Effective: Fri, 11/24 3:57pm Updated: Fri, 11/24 7:23pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 11/25 4:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...STRONG WINDS SUNDAY WITH SNOW IN THE SIERRA BY LATE SUNDAY
INTO MONDAY...
A potent Pacific storm will move inland this weekend and bring
rain, mountain snow and gusty winds. Travel impacts are likely
Sunday into Monday. Some details follow:
* WINDS: Strong, gusty south to southwest winds are expected this
weekend. Winds will be breezy on Saturday, with periods of
strong winds early Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Gusts
of 60 mph or more are possible along portions of the 395
corridor and Sierra ridge gusts will likely exceed 100 mph.
* PRECIPITATION: Light rain is likely over northeast California
Sunday morning, and will gradually increase as it spreads
southward. The heaviest precipitation is expected late Sunday
afternoon through Sunday night, continuing into Monday morning
south of Highway 50.
* SNOW LEVELS: Starting above 9000 feet Sunday morning, then
falling to near 7000 feet by early Sunday evening in northeast
California, and 7500 to 8500 feet for the Sierra. Snow levels
will then fall quickly behind a cold front late Sunday night,
possibly as low as 4500-5500 feet.
* SNOW AMOUNTS: Initial estimates for accumulations over Sierra
passes are 6 to 12 inches, a few inches around Lake Tahoe, and
light accumulations generally less than 2 inches down to 5500
feet. Be prepared for major travel delays in the Sierra Sunday
night into Monday morning due to slick and snow-covered roads.