Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 11:34 AM PDT Mar. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Reno has extended the

* flood advisory for...
a dam release in...
southern Lyon County in west central Nevada...

* until 330 PM PDT Saturday

* ongoing releases from Bridgeport Reservoir and Topaz Lake have
resulted in increased flows on both the east and West Forks of the
Walker River. These increased releases are a precautionary
measture intended to create additional storage space in the
reservoirs in preparation for high snowmelt runoff later this
Spring.

* Water management adjustments will result in an increase in flow on
the west walke from near Topaz Lake to the confluence. These flow
increases are not anticipated to result in impacts along the west
Walker.

* The flow below Bridgeport Reservoir along the east Walker is
expected to remain fairly constant and may result in minor
flooding along east Walker Road from the strosnider ditch to near
the confluence with the west Walker.

* Farther downstream, combined flows from the east and west Walker
will likely result in minor flooding below Yerington near where
Miller Lane crosses the river.

* Additional minor flooding is possible in mainly rural areas of
south central Lyon couty, but impacts are expected to be minimal
unless flows are increased beyond the current levels. Check with
local officials for possible Road closures or restrictions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated and will
result in some flooding of low lying areas. Water will be swift and
dangerous, especially upstream along the east and West Forks of the
Walker River. Stay away or be swept away.


Lat... Lon 3909 11887 3907 11901 3900 11906 3890 11903
      3882 11903 3872 11895 3865 11895 3865 11898
      3873 11900 3876 11903 3881 11906 3883 11909
      3880 11915 3881 11918 3881 11922 3886 11920
      3893 11920 3914 11919 3920 11906


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High Wind Warning
Issued: 4:59 AM PDT Mar. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect from 8 am this morning to
8 PM PDT this evening...

* timing: winds will increase this morning with the strongest
winds expected with the passage of a strong cold front by early
afternoon.

* Winds: southwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph, shifting
to northwest during the afternoon. Gusts up to 75 mph in wind
prone locations including portions of US-395 in Mono County and
US-95 near Walker Lake. Sierra ridge gusts up to 110 mph.

* Impacts: strong Crosswinds will produce dangerous travel
conditions with restrictions likely for high profile vehicles.
Expect areas of turbulence and wind shear for aviation, and
choppy waters on area lakes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Now is the time to 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.





Special Statement
Issued: 7:41 AM PDT Mar. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Rapid change to wind and snow for morning commute...

A strong cold front is bringing a narrow line of heavy rains and
strong winds to the region this morning. As of 730 am the front was
located roughly along Interstate 80, and is racing southeast at 30
to 40 mph.

* Expect rapidly changing conditions for the morning commute in
places like Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson City, Minden, Yerington,
Fallon, and Fernley.

* Roads will be wet and visibility will be low for roughly an hour
as the front passes through. Plan for extra time for travel. Quick
snow accumulations are possible above 5000 feet which will result
in temporary slick Road conditions. Temperatures will drop rapidly
from the 50s to the 30s within 15 minutes.

* Winds will gust to 50 mph, and will be erratic in direction,
making for hazardous travel for high profile vehicles and
aviation. Blowing dust is possible along Highway 95.

Lat... Lon 3866 11888 3865 11993 3881 12003 3885 12016
      3920 12025 3934 12033 4037 11828 4016 11747
      4000 11754 3992 11747
time... Mot... loc 1436z 319deg 26kt 4015 11843 3955 11977 3933 12009


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Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 11:34 AM PDT Mar. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Reno has extended the

* flood advisory for...
a dam release in...
southern Lyon County in west central Nevada...

* until 330 PM PDT Saturday

* ongoing releases from Bridgeport Reservoir and Topaz Lake have
resulted in increased flows on both the east and West Forks of the
Walker River. These increased releases are a precautionary
measture intended to create additional storage space in the
reservoirs in preparation for high snowmelt runoff later this
Spring.

* Water management adjustments will result in an increase in flow on
the west walke from near Topaz Lake to the confluence. These flow
increases are not anticipated to result in impacts along the west
Walker.

* The flow below Bridgeport Reservoir along the east Walker is
expected to remain fairly constant and may result in minor
flooding along east Walker Road from the strosnider ditch to near
the confluence with the west Walker.

* Farther downstream, combined flows from the east and west Walker
will likely result in minor flooding below Yerington near where
Miller Lane crosses the river.

* Additional minor flooding is possible in mainly rural areas of
south central Lyon couty, but impacts are expected to be minimal
unless flows are increased beyond the current levels. Check with
local officials for possible Road closures or restrictions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated and will
result in some flooding of low lying areas. Water will be swift and
dangerous, especially upstream along the east and West Forks of the
Walker River. Stay away or be swept away.


Lat... Lon 3909 11887 3907 11901 3900 11906 3890 11903
      3882 11903 3872 11895 3865 11895 3865 11898
      3873 11900 3876 11903 3881 11906 3883 11909
      3880 11915 3881 11918 3881 11922 3886 11920
      3893 11920 3914 11919 3920 11906


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