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Winter Storm Watch

Status

New Event Expired

Start Time

Wed 05/15/2019 08:00 PM EDT

End Time

Fri 05/17/2019 08:00 AM EDT

Significance

Watch

Impacts

Moderate impact

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Las Vegas NV 214 AM PDT Tue May 14 2019 CAZ519-151500- /O.NEW.KVEF.WS.A.0008.190516T0000Z-190517T1200Z/ Eastern Sierra Slopes- Including Aspendell and Whitney Portal 214 AM PDT Tue May 14 2019 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT ABOVE 6000 FEET... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible above 6000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches above 6000 feet and 8 to 12 inches above 9000 ft. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. * WHERE...Eastern Sierra Slopes. * WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through late Thursday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Strong winds could cause tree damage. This late- season event may catch those enjoying outdoor recreation off guard. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel. Hikers and campers should prepare for winter conditions or modify plans in the Sierra Nevada. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. &&