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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
648 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

CAZ323>331-041100-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0004.230205T0300Z-230206T0600Z/
Yosemite NP outside of the valley-Yosemite Valley-
San Joaquin River Canyon-Upper San Joaquin River-
Kaiser to Rodgers Ridge-Kings Canyon NP-Grant Grove Area-
Sequoia NP-South End of the Upper Sierra-
Including the cities of Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona,
Yosemite Valley, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake,
Lake Thomas Edison, Lake Wishon, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake,
Cedar Grove, Grant Grove, Hume Lake, Giant Forest, Lodgepole,
and Johnsondale
648 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO
10 PM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to
  30 inches. Snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches from 4,000 to
  6,000 feet, 6 to 18 inches from 6,000 to 8,000 feet, and 18 to
  30 inches above 8,000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 65 mph.

* WHERE...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to South End
  of the Upper Sierra. Snow levels around 6,000 feet on Saturday
  evening lowering to 4,000 feet by Sunday afternoon.

* WHEN...From 7 PM Saturday to 10 PM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Very
  strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

JPK

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
134 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

CAZ073-050000-
/O.UPG.KREV.WS.A.0005.230205T0600Z-230206T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.W.0004.230205T0600Z-230206T0600Z/
Mono County-
Including the cities of Bridgeport, Coleville, and Mammoth Lakes
134 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM SATURDAY TO 10 PM
PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2
  feet above 8000 feet west of US-395. Isolated totals up to 3
  feet are possible near the Sierra crest. Up to 5 inches is
  possible below 7000 feet. Wind gusts of 45 to 60 mph, with gusts
  up to 100 mph along the Sierra crest.

* WHERE...Mono County.

* WHEN...From 10 PM Saturday to 10 PM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Strong winds could
  cause tree damage and power outages.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is a 10 to 15% chance for thunder in
  the Eastern Sierra during the day Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for
many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry
an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay
home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.

Download Caltran`s Quickmap application on your smart phone or
call 5 1 1 to get the latest roadway conditions in California.


&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
1255 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

CAZ068-069-041300-
/O.UPG.KSTO.WS.A.0003.230205T0000Z-230206T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KSTO.WS.W.0005.230205T0000Z-230206T0600Z/
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the cities of Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon
1255 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 10 PM PST
SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3
  feet above 5000 feet, 3 to 15 inches above 4000 feet. Winds
  gusting as high as 60 mph.

* WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope
  Northern Sierra Nevada, including Interstate 80 over Donner
  Pass, Highway 50 over Echo Summit and Highway 88 over Carson
  Pass.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Saturday to 10 PM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible,
  especially Saturday evening into Sunday afternoon when the
  heaviest snow is expected. Strong winds will bring reduced
  visibility and tree damage is also possible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels initially start out 5500 to
  6500 feet late Saturday afternoon and lower to 3500 to 4500 feet
  on Sunday. The majority of the snow accumulation will be above
  4500 feet but light snow accumulation is expected down to around
  4000 feet Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$


Winter Weather Advisory


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
101 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

CAZ519-041215-
/O.NEW.KVEF.WW.Y.0006.230205T0600Z-230206T0600Z/
Eastern Sierra Slopes-
Including Aspendell
101 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM SATURDAY TO 10 PM
PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8
  inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Eastern Sierra Slopes.

* WHEN...From 10 PM Saturday to 10 PM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Gusty winds could
  bring down tree branches.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heaviest snow is expected overnight
  Saturday into early Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
https://weather.gov/lasvegas


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
645 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

PZZ565-041045-
/O.EXT.KMTR.SC.Y.0025.230204T1700Z-230206T1100Z/
Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas
California out to 10 nm-
645 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SATURDAY TO 3 AM
PST MONDAY...

* WHAT...West winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt and seas
  8 to 10 ft expected.

* WHERE...Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras
  Blancas California out to 10 nm.

* WHEN...From 9 AM Saturday to 3 AM PST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

&&

$$


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
651 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

CAZ332>334-337>339-041100-
/O.CON.KHNX.WI.Y.0009.230205T0800Z-230206T0800Z/
Kern River Valley-Piute Walker Basin-Tehachapi-
Indian Wells Valley-Mojave Desert Slopes-Mojave Desert-
Including the cities of Lake Isabella, Kernville, Tehachapi,
Inyokern, Ridgecrest, Mojave, Rosamond, California City,
Randsburg, and Edwards AFB
651 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT
TO MIDNIGHT PST SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Kern River Valley, Piute Walker Basin, Tehachapi,
  Indian Wells Valley, Mojave Desert Slopes and Mojave Desert.

* WHEN...From midnight Saturday night to midnight PST Sunday
  night.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

&&

$$

JPK

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Diego CA
107 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

CAZ055-060-040600-
/O.NEW.KSGX.WI.Y.0011.230205T1800Z-230206T0600Z/
San Bernardino County Mountains-Apple and Lucerne Valleys-
Including the cities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear City,
Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Wrightwood, Victorville,
Hesperia, Apple Valley, and Lucerne Valley
107 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph expected.

* WHERE...San Bernardino County Mountains and Apple and Lucerne
  Valleys.

* WHEN...From 10 AM to 10 PM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree
  limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds will be strongest on the desert
  slopes of the mountains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
105 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

CAZ523-524-NVZ019-041200-
/O.NEW.KVEF.WI.Y.0010.230205T1800Z-230206T0600Z/
Western Mojave Desert-Eastern Mojave Desert-Spring Mountains-
Red Rock Canyon-
Including Barstow, Daggett, Fort Irwin, Baker, Mountain Pass,
Mitchell Caverns, The Town Of Mt Charleston, and Red Rock Canyon
105 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...In California, Western Mojave Desert and Eastern
  Mojave Desert. In Nevada, Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon.

* WHEN...From 10 AM to 10 PM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
https://weather.gov/lasvegas


Gale Watch


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
138 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

PZZ670-673-676-041200-
/O.NEW.KLOX.GL.A.0006.230205T1700Z-230206T2300Z/
Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal from 10 to 60 NM-
Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm
including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands-
Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to
60 NM offshore including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands-
138 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt and
  combined seas 10 to 15 ft possible when conditions are worst.

* WHERE...Portions of the coastal waters of southwest
  California.

* WHEN...From Sunday morning through Monday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Potentially strong winds may create dangerous sea
  conditions which could capsize or damage small and large
  vessels.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...See the Coastal Waters Forecast (CWFLOX).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should consider altering plans to avoid possible
hazardous conditions.  Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter
course, and/or secure the vessel for severe wind and combined
seas.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
138 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

PZZ645-041200-
/O.NEW.KLOX.GL.A.0006.230205T1700Z-230206T1100Z/
Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10 NM-
138 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

* WHAT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt and
  combined seas 7 to 12 ft possible when conditions are worst.

* WHERE...Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10
  NM.

* WHEN...From Sunday morning through late Sunday night.

* IMPACTS...Potentially strong winds may create dangerous sea
  conditions which could capsize or damage small and large
  vessels.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...See the Coastal Waters Forecast (CWFLOX).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should consider altering plans to avoid possible
hazardous conditions.  Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter
course, and/or secure the vessel for severe wind and combined
seas.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
136 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

CAZ070-NVZ001-003>005-050000-
Surprise Valley California-Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell,
Hawthorne, Yerington, Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Sparks, Verdi,
Gardnerville, Virginia City, Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock,
Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire, and Gerlach
136 PM PST Fri Feb 3 2023

...Winter storm expected to bring impacts to the region starting
Saturday night...

* A winter storm is expected to move into the Sierra Saturday
  evening through Sunday. This system will bring some winter
  weather impacts to western Nevada, especially in the foothills.

* Winds: South winds will shift to the southwest on Sunday.
  Southwest wind gusts will generally be on the order of 30 to 40
  mph, with a few wind prone areas gusting up to 55 mph.

* Precipitation: Snow levels will start out near 5000 feet in
  northern Washoe County to 6500 feet in Mineral county Saturday
  night. Any spillover precipitation during this time will be rain
  for the valleys, with a rain/snow mix possible in the foothills.
  A cold front passage early Sunday will rapidly bring snow levels
  down to all valley floors through the remainder of the day.
  Convective snow showers may bring quick bursts of moderate
  snowfall rates and impactful roadway accumulation to portions of
  western Nevada on Sunday. While overall snowfall amounts are not
  expected to be significant across the area, be sure to check
  roadway conditions before heading out. You can obtain the latest
  information by downloading NDOT`s "NVRoads" application on your
  smart phone or by dialing 5 1 1.

$$

http://weather.gov/reno

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