High wind warning for Central Nevada
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Including the cities of Hawthorne, Yerington, Smith Valley,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, and Silver Springs
940 AM PST Thu Feb 9 2017
…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST
* Timing: Strong winds will continue through this evening.
* Winds: South to Southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65
* Winds and Waves on Pyramid Lake: South to southwest 20 to 30
mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Waves 2 to 5 feet with highest
waves on northern and eastern shores.
* Impacts: Trees weakened by recent heavy rain and snow are
prone to falling in high winds. Power outages and property
damage such as downed fences are also possible. Plan for
hazardous travel conditions for high profile vehicles.
Consider delaying or rerouting travel around wind prone
areas. Strong turbulence and wind shear will impact aviation
interests in the region possibly resulting in delays or
Now is the time Secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture 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