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Sparks Nevada Weather Forecast
Updated at: From the NWS Reno, NV.
Hazardous Weather Outlook

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area (NVZ003) Nevada Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Lake Wind Advisory Lake Wind Advisory


Updated:Thu 04-Jun-20 01:42pm PDT
Effective:Fri 05-Jun-20 11:00am PDT
Expires:Fri 05-Jun-20 08:00pm PDT
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area
 
Instructions: Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio furniture, holiday decorations, 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.

Message summary: ...lake wind advisory in effect from 11 am to 8 pm pdt friday...
...wind advisory in effect from noon to 8 pm pdt saturday...
* what...for the lake wind advisory, southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph expected on washoe lake. For the wind advisory, southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.
* where...greater reno-carson city-minden area.
* when...for the lake wind advisory, from 11 am to 8 pm pdt friday. For the wind advisory, from noon to 8 pm pdt saturday.
* impacts...gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing on washoe lake and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve.
* additional details...winds will lead to strong cross winds and could result in travel restrictions along parts of interstate 580 and highway 395 through washoe valley and the carson valley.
...view the complete message
 

Wind Advisory Wind Advisory


Updated:Thu 04-Jun-20 01:42pm PDT
Effective:Sat 06-Jun-20 12:00pm PDT
Expires:Sat 06-Jun-20 08:00pm PDT
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area
 
Instructions: Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio furniture, holiday decorations, 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.

Message summary: ...lake wind advisory in effect from 11 am to 8 pm pdt friday...
...wind advisory in effect from noon to 8 pm pdt saturday...
* what...for the lake wind advisory, southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph expected on washoe lake. For the wind advisory, southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.
* where...greater reno-carson city-minden area.
* when...for the lake wind advisory, from 11 am to 8 pm pdt friday. For the wind advisory, from noon to 8 pm pdt saturday.
* impacts...gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing on washoe lake and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve.
* additional details...winds will lead to strong cross winds and could result in travel restrictions along parts of interstate 580 and highway 395 through washoe valley and the carson valley.
...view the complete message

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