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Dec 21 2012 Weather Forecast

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BBC Asteroid Impact Simulation End Of The World Predictions

A huge asteroid with a diameter of 500 Kilometer is going to impact on Earth! Destination: Pacific Ocean. The asteroid impact peels 10 kilometers crust off the surface of Earth. The resulting shockwave travels at hypersonic speed. The debris from the impact is blasted to the lower orbit of Earth, and they returns to destroy everything on the planet. The firestorm created by the asteroid impact encircles the Earth,

vaporizing everything in our world. Within 24 hours of asteroid impact, the entire Earth will be uninhabitable. The researchers have found that this scenario has happened 6 times in Earth's history.

National Weather Service Reno Dec 21 2012 Updated Winter Storm Briefing for Holiday Travel

This is Zach Tolby at the National WeatherService in Reno with an update to the online weather briefing for a major winter stormthat will impact the Sierra and western Nevada Friday December 21st through Monday morningDecember 24th. This storm will create considerable difficulties for anyone planning to travelover Sierra passes Friday through Monday morning. The only updates to this briefing since yesterdayis that the first wave of precipitation on Friday came in slower and a bit weaker thanpreviously forecast. The second and third waves for the weekend are still on track withonly minor changes to the forecast. A strong low pressure in the Pacific Northwestwill remain nearly stationary through the

weekend. A strong jet moving around the baseof the low will pick up deep pacific moisture which will bring a prolonged period of snowfallto the Sierra Friday evening through Monday morning. Unlike the strong storm the firstweekend in December the snow levels with this system will remain well below the level ofthe Lake Tahoe Basin. Snowfall will be enhanced by waves of heavier precipitation.The second wave of precipitation will arrive during the day on Saturday and last throughSaturday evening. This wave is expected to push snow into western Nevada.The third wave of precipitation will arrive during the day on Sunday and last throughSunday evening. This wave also has the potential

to push snow into western Nevada. This storm will impact the Sierra Nevada untilMonday morning with periods moderate to heavy snow. Gusty winds and heavy snowfall willcreate whiteout conditions at times. Lengthy travel delays with chain controls is likely,and road closures are possible. Travelers going over Sierra mountain passes should carefullyconsider their travel plans and consider secondary routes if possible. Along the Sierra crestup to 5 feet of snow is possible. In the Tahoe Basin west of highway 89, 23 feet of snowis possible with 12 feet in the Tahoe Basin east of highway 89. In Lassen and Plumas Countieswest of highway '5, 13 feet is possible.

In Mono County west of highway '5 up to 1foot of snow is possible. In western Nevada valleys there are two periodsof snow possible. The first will be Saturday into Saturday evening, the second Sunday afternooninto Sunday evening. Snow may mix with rain at times near valley floors, but holiday travelersshould be prepared for winter driving conditions. In Lassen and Plumas counties east of highway'5 up to 12 inches of snow is possible. In the foothills around Reno, Carson City, Minden,and Virginia City up to 12 inches of snow is possible. On the valley floors includingthe cities of Reno, Carson City and Minden 26 inches of snow is possible. For the secondwave on Sunday snow levels are less certain

but additional snow of up 6 inches is possibleon valley floors Sunday. In Mono County east of highway '5 up to 12 inches of snow ispossible. Forecast confidence in multiple waves of heavysnowfall impacting holiday travel over the Sierra Nevada mountain passes is very high.Forecast confidence in significant snowfall in western Nevada valleys affecting travelis moderate. Travel this weekend is going to be significantlyaffected over Sierra Nevada Mountain passes. During inclement weather you should carrychains, plan extra time to reach your destination, increase braking distance between vehicles,and carry extra food, water, and blankets

in case of emergency. For up to date roadinformation you can call Caltrans at 8004277623 or go to their website at dot.ca.gov. ForNevada highway conditions, contact NDOT at 8776876237 or safetravelusa nv. Remember:in “Ice and Snow, Take it Slow�. Check back at our website Weather.govRenofor updates as this storm impacts our region through the weekend. These briefings are ageneral outlook for the most significant impacts for the upcoming storm system so be sure tocheck our website for the most current watches and warnings. Thank you for listening.

National Weather Service Reno NV Dec 22 2012 Updated Winter Storm Briefing

This is the National Weather Service in Renowith an update to the online weather briefing for the major winter storm impacting the Sierraand western Nevada through early Monday morning December 24th. This storm will create considerabledifficulties for anyone planning to travel over Sierra passes. The main update to thisbriefing since yesterday is to bring more details to the last disturbance with thiswinter storm which is due on Sunday. Here was the pattern as of Saturday afternoon.The strongest upper disturbance of the winter storm (white line) was passing through northernCalifornia and northwest Nevada area. The last wave of the series, indicated by thewhite circle, will move through the region

on Sunday and Sunday night.Here are some general snowfall totals from Friday night through early afternoon Saturday.For the Lake Tahoe area, 1 to 2 feet of snow has fallen through early Saturday afternoon.For Lassen and Plumas Counties west of highway '5, 7 to 14 inches fell. Further south toMono County, 4 to 8 inches fell along and east of highway '5 with an estimated 10 to18 inches west of '5. Out in the lower elevations of northeast California and western Nevada,up to 3 inches of snow fell with rain Saturday morning below 45005000 feet cutting downtotals significantly in those areas. Areas in the foothills above 50005500 feet westof Reno and Carson City picked up up to 6

inches.The third wave of precipitation will arrive Sunday and last through Sunday evening. Thiswave also has the potential to push light to locally moderate snow into western Nevada,although the most significant snowfall is expected to remain in the foothills west ofRenoCarson City and north of Pyramid Lake. This storm will impact the Sierra throughSunday night with periods of moderate to heavy snow. Gusty winds and heavy snowfall willcreate local whiteout conditions at times. Lengthy travel delays with chain controlsare likely, and road closures are possible. Travelers going over Sierra mountain passesshould carefully consider their travel plans

and consider secondary routes if possible.Snowfallwise, in the Tahoe Basin and for Mono County west of highway '5, 12 feetis expected with up to 3 feet near crest. In Lassen and Plumas Counties west of highway'5, 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected with 12 feet near crest. In Mono County east ofhighway '5, 6 to 12 inches is expected. Outside of the Sierra, the last upper disturbanceof this winter storm will arrive Sunday morning and continue through Sunday afternoon. ForLassen and Plumas Counties east of highway '5, 2 to 5 inches of snowfall is possiblethrough Sunday. For the Surprise Valley and northern Washoe County, 2 to 6 inches of snowfallis expected. Further south, the foothills

near Reno, Carson City, and Minden could seeas much as 5 inches of snowfall while the valley floors could see up to 2 inches ofadditional snowfall through Sunday. Travel this weekend is going to be significantlyaffected over Sierra Nevada Mountain passes through Sunday night. During inclement weatheryou should carry chains, plan extra time to reach your destination, increase braking distancebetween vehicles, and carry extra food, water, and blankets in case of emergency. For upto date road information you can call Caltrans at 8004277623 or go to their website atdot.ca.gov. For Nevada highway conditions, contact NDOT at 8776876237 or safetravelusa nv.This is expected to be the last briefing regarding

this weekend's winter storm. Check our websiteWeather.govReno for forecast updates and snowfall reports for the remainder of theweekend. Also, remember that these briefings are meant to be a general outlook for themost significant storm impacts so be sure to check our website for the most currentwatches and warnings. Thank you for listening.

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