Special Weather Statement National Weather Service RENO NV 156 PM PDT Tue May 24 2022 CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-260000- 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 weekend. 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.
LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM PDT THURSDAY…
* 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.