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Governor Urges Preparation as Winter Storm Targets Northern Nevada

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 29, 2024 10:59 am

Carson City, NV – Governor Joe Lombardo stated on Wednesday, urging residents of northern Nevada to prepare for an impending winter storm. The National Weather Service – Reno has issued a winter storm warning and a rare blizzard warning for the Sierra Nevada region, effective from Thursday morning through Sunday.

Governor’s Statement:

“I strongly urge Nevadans to prepare for the significant winter storm approaching Northern Nevada,” Governor Lombardo stated in a press release. “This storm has the potential to bring dangerous conditions, including heavy snow, strong winds, and subzero temperatures.”

Expected Storm Impact:

  • The storm system is expected to move through northwestern Nevada by Thursday morning and continue impacting the region through Sunday.
  • High-intensity snowfall, strong winds, and subzero temperatures are anticipated, creating potentially life-threatening situations.
  • Snow levels are forecast to drop below valley floors starting Friday afternoon, further complicating travel conditions.
  • Mountain passes are expected to be especially hazardous, with travel becoming dangerous or impossible during the storm’s peak.

Statewide Coordination:

  • Governor Lombardo’s office actively communicates with relevant agencies to implement preventative measures and ensure efficient recovery efforts.

Call to Action:

  • Nevadans are encouraged to closely monitor weather updates and follow advisories issued by the National Weather Service.
  • Residents should prepare emergency kits with essential supplies, including non-perishable food, water, medications, and warm clothing.
  • Individuals should stay informed about potential road closures and adjust travel plans accordingly.

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Credits: News3LV

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