Minnesota Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

California, Surprise Valley California

Winter Weather Advisory

Statement as of 1:50 PM PST on January 17, 2017

Expires 7:00 AM EST on January 19, 2017


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 10 am Wednesday
to 4 am PST Thursday...

* timing: snow will begin late Wednesday morning and continue
through early Thursday morning.

* Snow accumulations: 4 to 8 inches west of Highway 395 with up
to 4 inches east of Highway 395.

* Snow levels: beginning around 5500 feet early Wednesday
before dropping to 4500 feet late Wednesday evening.

* Impacts: expect hazardous travel conditions due to slick
roads and periods of very low visibility from wind driven
snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Even light snowfall causes major travel delays, especially during
periods of high traffic volume. Be sure to allow extra time to
reach your destination. Leave extra space between vehicles since
it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.





Special Statement

Statement as of 1:51 PM PST on January 17, 2017

Expires 9:00 AM EST on January 18, 2017


... Active weather pattern this week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
starting tomorrow with multiple systems pushing across the Sierra
and western Nevada.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 45 mph will be possible across the
region with higher gusts up to 60 mph in wind prone locations.
Gusts of 80 to 120 mph are possible over the Sierra crest.
Aviation impacts are likely Wednesday with a high potential for
low level wind shear and turbulence.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. Between a foot to a foot and a half of
snowfall is possible in the higher elevations of the Sierra with
light rainfall for western Nevada before snow levels fall to the
valley floors Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding
impacts are expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are
still possible.

Two more quick moving and colder storms are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series.
Snow levels are likely to start near western Nevada Valley floors
in each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada.

Bottom line: keep an eye on the forecast through the week. Travel
impacts will range from driving issues in the Sierra (and
potentially down into western nevada) to aviation turbulence from
Wednesday through possibly next Monday.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno


151 PM PST Tue Jan 17 2017

... Active weather pattern this week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
starting tomorrow with multiple systems pushing across the Sierra
and western Nevada.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 45 mph will be possible across the
region with higher gusts up to 60 mph in wind prone locations.
Gusts of 80 to 120 mph are possible over the Sierra crest.
Aviation impacts are likely Wednesday with a high potential for
low level wind shear and turbulence.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. Between a foot to a foot and a half of
snowfall is possible in the higher elevations of the Sierra with
light rainfall for western Nevada before snow levels fall to the
valley floors Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding
impacts are expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are
still possible.

Two more quick moving and colder storms are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series.
Snow levels are likely to start near western Nevada Valley floors
in each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada.

Bottom line: keep an eye on the forecast through the week. Travel
impacts will range from driving issues in the Sierra (and
potentially down into western nevada) to aviation turbulence from
Wednesday through possibly next Monday.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno

151 PM PST Tue Jan 17 2017

... Active weather pattern this week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
starting tomorrow with multiple systems pushing across the Sierra
and western Nevada.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 45 mph will be possible across the
region with higher gusts up to 60 mph in wind prone locations.
Gusts of 80 to 120 mph are possible over the Sierra crest.
Aviation impacts are likely Wednesday with a high potential for
low level wind shear and turbulence.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. Between a foot to a foot and a half of
snowfall is possible in the higher elevations of the Sierra with
light rainfall for western Nevada before snow levels fall to the
valley floors Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding
impacts are expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are
still possible.

Two more quick moving and colder storms are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series.
Snow levels are likely to start near western Nevada Valley floors
in each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada.

Bottom line: keep an eye on the forecast through the week. Travel
impacts will range from driving issues in the Sierra (and
potentially down into western nevada) to aviation turbulence from
Wednesday through possibly next Monday.


Http://weather.Gov/Reno


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Alaska - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Arizona - Winter Storm Watch
Arkansas - Record Report
California - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory, High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement
Colorado - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Dense Fog Advisory
Florida - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Georgia - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning , Wind Advisory
Idaho - Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Ice Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory, Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Indiana - Flood Warning , Record Report
Iowa - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Kansas - Record Report
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
Louisiana - Record Report
Maine - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Dense Fog Advisory
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement
Mississippi - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Record Report
Montana - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Air Quality Alert
Nebraska - Record Report
Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Record Report
North Dakota - Public Information Statement
Ohio - Flood Warning , Record Report
Oklahoma - Record Report
Oregon - Areal Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Ice Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Freezing Rain Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Record Report
South Dakota - Special Statement
Tennessee - Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Utah - Special Statement , Record Report
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Washington - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , High Wind Warning , Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Ice Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Avalanche Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Wyoming - High Wind Warning , Special Statement , Record Report

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Campaign 2016
Good Question
Download The Weather App

Listen Live