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Tuesday: Rain, wind

Fallon-Fernley

A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Tonight

A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. West wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Reno-Carson City

Today

Rain before 10am, then rain and snow. Temperature falling to around 33 by 5pm. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight

Rain and snow showers likely before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Wind:

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

358 AM PST Tue Feb 21 2017

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS

AFTERNOON…

* Timing: Gusty winds will continue today, with the strongest

winds expected this morning across the Reno-Carson City

vicinity, and this afternoon for west central Nevada. Some

locations may see periods of lighter winds followed by sudden

increases in wind speed, especially near bands of rain and snow

showers.

* Winds: Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

Local gusts up to 65 mph in wind prone areas.

* Wave Heights on Pyramid Lake: 1 to 3 feet. Small boats,

kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing and

should remain off lake waters until conditions improve.

* Impacts: Prepare for sudden increases in wind gusts, with

hazardous travel conditions for high profile vehicles along

Interstates 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. 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.