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Flood Warning

Statement as of 10:15 PM PST on December 09, 2016

Expires 11:30 PM EST on December 10, 2016


The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Truckee River near Truckee.
* From Saturday morning to Saturday evening... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 9:30 PM Friday the stage was 1.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 4.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late Saturday morning and
continue to rise to near 5.9 feet by Saturday afternoon.The river
will fall below flood stage by Saturday evening.
* Impact... at 6.0 feet... moderate flooding from Bear Creek in the
Alpine Meadows area to Truckee... about 4200 cfs. Flooding of yards
and basements of low-lying homes along river... some private bridges
impacted. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 9 chance
of being exceeded any year.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 6.4 feet
on December 20 1981.



Lat... Lon 3918 12021 3932 12022 3939 12010 3938 12009 3919 12019





Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:30 AM PST on December 10, 2016

Expires 1:00 AM EST on December 11, 2016


... Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central California and western Nevada,
including the following areas, the Lake Tahoe basin, Truckee
area, and the foothills west of Reno, Carson City, and Minden.

* Through this evening

* an atmospheric river will bring a burst of heavy precipitation
across the northern Sierra and Lake Tahoe basin from early this
morning through this afternoon with snow levels near and above
8000 feet.

* The greatest threat for flooding is near small creeks,
streams, and recently burned slopes such as the Little Valley
fire. Rock and mud slides are possible near steep terrain.

* A rapid rise of the Truckee River through Reno and Sparks is
likely this evening. However, the river is likely to remain
below flood stage.

* Difficult travel conditions due to heavy rain will impact
Interstate 80 from Verdi to Donner Summit, Highway 89 from
Truckee to South Lake Tahoe, and Highway 50 from South Lake
Tahoe to Echo Summit.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding.
Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep
terrain. Persons living along small creeks and streams should
monitor the latest weather information at weather.Gov/Reno and be
prepared to take action should flooding occur.





Lake Wind Advisory

Statement as of 4:19 AM PST on December 10, 2016

Expires 7:00 AM EST on December 11, 2016


... Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 am PST Sunday for
Lake Tahoe...
... Wind Advisory has expired...

A lake Wind Advisory for Lake Tahoe remains in effect until 4 am
PST Sunday.

* Timing: winds will be gusty through early Sunday morning.

* Winds: southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

* Wave heights: 2 to 4 feet.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.






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