Cold Front Moves into the Region – Thunderstorms & Lake Wind Advisory in Place

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
156 PM PDT Tue May 24 2022

Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
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,
Portola, Susanville, Westwood, Sierraville, Loyalton,
South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Bridgeport,
Coleville, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington,
Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Stateline, Glenbrook,
Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire,
and Gerlach
156 PM PDT Tue May 24 2022

...Breezy, Cool, Unsettled Memorial Day Weekend...

Above normal temperatures through Wednesday will give way to
cooler and more windy conditions by late this week and into the

WINDS: West winds return on Wednesday with gusts 20 to 25 mph for
much of the region. Winds will be noticeably stronger Thursday
through Saturday with wind gusts up to 40 mph for some locations
in the Sierra and western Nevada. The winds may produce areas of
blowing dust for the Basin and Range and create difficult travel
and recreation conditions, especially if you`re driving or towing
a high-profile vehicle, setting up camp and/or enjoying area
lakes. Be sure to have a plan and extra supplies if you will be
outdoors this weekend. Area lakes may be quite choppy Thursday
through Saturday, so check the conditions before you venture out
and always wear a life vest when on the water.

THUNDERSTORMS: There will be potential for showers and
thunderstorms starting Wednesday and possibly continuing through
much of the weekend. Any storms that develop would be capable of
lightning and gusty, erratic outflow winds. Have multiple ways of
receiving alerts, especially if you are far away from sturdy
buildings and vehicles.

FIRE CONCERNS: Be fire safe and smart this busy Memorial Day
weekend. If you are enjoying outdoor activities such as camping,
off-roading, or BBQing, be sure to have plenty of extra water
available and follow any local fire restrictions. Be extra
vigilant and cautious, and don`t be that guy or gal that ignites a
fire this weekend.




* WHAT…Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph

* WHERE…Frenchman, Stampede, Davis, and Eagle.

* WHEN…From noon to 8 PM PDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to
capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions


Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.