Mono Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 11:57 AM PST Feb. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until noon PST Sunday...

* changes... update additional expected snow accumulations.

* What... heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 6
inches, except 10 to 24 inches above 7000 feet, highest west of
Highway 395. Winds gusting as high as 90 mph across Sierra
ridges and up to 40 mph in valley locations.

* Where... Mono County.

* When... until noon PST Sunday.

* Additional details... whiteout conditions are occurring over
Sierra passes with near zero visibility. Travel could be very
difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening
commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for
many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry
an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay
home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.

The latest Road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



Http://www.Weather.Gov/Reno


Avalanche Warning
Issued: 6:46 AM PST Feb. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service eastern Sierra avalanche center.

The eastern Sierra avalanche center in Mammoth Lakes has continued
a backcountry avalanche warning for the following areas:
NWS Las Vegas NV - CA-519 (eastern Sierra in Inyo county)
NWS Reno NV - CA-073 (eastern Sierra in Mono county)

* timing... in effect until Fri 22:00 PST.

* Affected area... Virginia Lakes on the north to Bishop creek on
the south.

* Avalanche danger... the avalanche danger for the warning area
will remain will remain at high thru Friday night.

* Reason/impacts... heavy snowfall combined with extreme winds will
result in widespread avalanching.

* Precautionary / preparedness actions... very dangerous avalanche
conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.
Avalanches may run long distances and can run into mature
forests, valley floo rs, or flat terrain.

Consult http://www.Esavalanche.Org/ or www.Avalanche.Org for more
detailed information.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage
area of this or any avalanche center.



646 am PST Fri Feb 15 2019

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service eastern Sierra avalanche center.

The eastern Sierra avalanche center in Mammoth Lakes has continued
a backcountry avalanche warning for the following areas:
NWS Las Vegas NV - CA-519 (eastern Sierra in Inyo county)
NWS Reno NV - CA-073 (eastern Sierra in Mono county)

* timing... in effect until Fri 22:00 PST.

* Affected area... Virginia Lakes on the north to Bishop creek on
the south.

* Avalanche danger... the avalanche danger for the warning area
will remain will remain at high thru Friday night.

* Reason/impacts... heavy snowfall combined with extreme winds will
result in widespread avalanching.

* Precautionary / preparedness actions... very dangerous avalanche
conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.
Avalanches may run long distances and can run into mature
forests, valley floo rs, or flat terrain.

Consult http://www.Esavalanche.Org/ or www.Avalanche.Org for more
detailed information.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage
area of this or any avalanche center.


618 PM PST Thu Feb 14 2019

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service eastern Sierra avalanche center.

The Forest service eastern Sierra avalanche center has continued
a backcountry avalanche warning.

* Timing... in effect until Friday 10 PM PST.

* Affected area... for the Sierra Nevada mountains in Mono County.

* Avalanche danger... the avalanche danger for the warning area
will remain at high thru Friday night.

* Reason/impacts... heavy snowfall combined with extreme winds will
result in widespread avalanching.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions... very dangerous avalanche
conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Avalanches
may run long distances and can run into mature forests, valley
floors, or flat terrain.


Consult www.Esavalanche.Org or www.Avalanche.Org for more
detailed information.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.


618 PM PST Thu Feb 14 2019

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service eastern Sierra avalanche center.

The Forest service eastern Sierra avalanche center has continued
a backcountry avalanche warning.

* Timing... in effect until Friday 10 PM PST.

* Affected area... for the Sierra Nevada mountains in Mono County.

* Avalanche danger... the avalanche danger for the warning area
will remain at high thru Friday night.

* Reason/impacts... heavy snowfall combined with extreme winds will
result in widespread avalanching.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions... very dangerous avalanche
conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Avalanches
may run long distances and can run into mature forests, valley
floors, or flat terrain.


Consult www.Esavalanche.Org or www.Avalanche.Org for more
detailed information.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.