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Rain for Presidents’ Day

Fallon and vicinity:

Today

Rain. High near 56. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tonight

Rain, mainly before 10pm. Temperature rising to around 54 by midnight. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Tuesday Night

A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph becoming light southwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Reno-Carson City

Today:

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Temperature rising to near 50 by noon, then falling to around 39 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 39. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wind advisory:

Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-

Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-

Including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, Virginia City,

Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, and Silver Springs

533 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO

4 PM PST TUESDAY…

* Timing: Winds will increase late this morning and continue

through Tuesday afternoon. Strongest winds are expected this

afternoon through Tuesday morning.

* Winds: Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph

increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph in the

afternoon.

* Wave Heights on Pyramid Lake: 2 to 4 feet. Small boats, kayaks

and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing and should remain

off lake waters until conditions improve.

* Impacts: Expect hazardous travel conditions for high profile

vehicles along Interstate 80 and 580, and Highways 50 and 95. A

few power outages are also possible. Strong turbulence and wind

shear could impact aviation travel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 outage.

Flood watch for western Nevada

Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-

Including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, and Virginia City

420 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of western Nevada, including the following area,

Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area.

* Through Tuesday morning

* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow

levels. 2 to 3 inches of rain are 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 through Tuesday morning.

* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and poor

drainage areas today 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. The Truckee and Carson rivers are forecast to rise to

near monitor stage tonight into Tuesday, but at this time are

expected to remain below flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.