...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
* Timing: South to southwest winds will slowly fall through the
* Winds: South to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph
likely through 10 pm. Wind-prone areas such as I-580 south of
Reno and Highway 395 near Stead and Cold Springs could see gusts
up to 65 mph.
* Impacts: Dangerous cross-wind conditions, especially for high
profile vehicles, may result in loss of vehicle control.
Semi trucks will be in danger of tipping over. Travel
restrictions are likely for high-profile vehicles. Possible
damage to trees and powerlines. Aviation will also be
impacted by these winds. Some flights may be delayed.
Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture and trash cans before winds increase. 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.
Be prepared to take alternate routes if roads are closed due to
high winds, particularly if you plan on traveling in a high-