Advisory/Watch/Warning Details for the Carson City Area

Weather Alerts for Carson City

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Warning  WINTER STORM WARNING   Winter Storm Warning
CARSON CITY

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Sun, 2/19 5:30am Updated: Sun, 2/19 7:37am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 2/21 4:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET...
* Timing: Periods of light snow today will increase this evening,
with heavy snow pushing into the region late tonight and
continuing through early Tuesday morning.
* Snow Accumulations: Above 7500 feet...2 to 5 feet. Between 6500
and 7500 feet...8 to 24 inches. Heaviest snow will be west of
Highway 89 and along the Sierra crest. Below 6500 feet...Up to 6
inches.
* Winds: South to Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 130 mph.
* Snow Levels: Near 6000 feet through this evening, rising
overnight to near 7500 feet Monday morning, then falling again
Monday night to near 6500 feet.
* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
Whiteout conditions are likely over the passes and in the
backcountry.

Information:
Avoid travel if possible tonight through Monday night, you could
be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel,
prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra
food, water and clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in
case of power outages.

Lake Wind Advisory  LAKE WIND ADVISORY   Lake Wind Advisory
CARSON CITY

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Sun, 2/19 4:11am Updated: Sun, 2/19 7:37am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 2/19 10:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING
FOR LAKE TAHOE...
The Lake Wind Advisory for Lake Tahoe is now in effect until
10 PM PST this evening.
* Winds: Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
* Wave Heights: 2 to 3 feet.
* Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to
capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions
improve.

Information:
Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
CARSON CITY

Areas Affected:
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area
Effective: Sun, 2/19 4:47am Updated: Sun, 2/19 7:37am Urgency: Future
Expires: Tue, 2/21 4:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...
The Flood Watch continues for
* A portion of western Nevada, including the following area,
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area.
* From late tonight through Tuesday morning
* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high
snow levels Monday. 2 to 3 inches of rain is possible in the
Carson Range with 1 to 2 inches through most valley locations.
This will contribute to increasing flows on rivers and
streams, with an enhanced flood potential Monday into Tuesday
morning.
* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and
poor drainage areas Monday into Tuesday morning. This includes
creeks and streams that drain the foothills and the Carson
Range such as Steamboat Creek, Dry Creek and Eagle Valley
Creek. Low lying areas in both Washoe and Carson Valleys could
also see flooding issues.

Information:
Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding.
Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep
terrain. Persons in the watch area should take time to clear any
blocked drains in anticipation of the heavy rain. Persons living
along small creeks and streams should monitor the latest weather
information at weather.gov/reno and be prepared to take action
should flooding occur.

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
CARSON CITY

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Sun, 2/19 4:47am Updated: Sun, 2/19 7:37am Urgency: Future
Expires: Mon, 2/20 4:42am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of east central California and western Nevada,
including the following areas, in east central California,
Greater Lake Tahoe Area. In western Nevada, Greater Lake Tahoe
Area.
* From late tonight through Tuesday morning
* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow
levels. Moderate to heavy rain and snow melt below 7000 feet
will contribute to increasing flows on rivers and streams with
an enhanced flood potential late Sunday night through Tuesday
morning.
* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and
poor drainage areas, including the Upper Truckee River in
South Lake Tahoe. Rivers such as the Truckee and the East and
West Forks of the Carson will see appreciable rises but at
this time are expected to remain below flood stage.

Information:
Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding.
Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep
terrain. Persons in the Lake Tahoe area should take action to
clear blocked drains and areas where snow berms would allow water
to collect and damage property. Persons living along small creeks
and streams should monitor the latest weather information at
weather.gov/reno and be prepared to take action should flooding
occur.