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Winter storm warning in central Nevada

Winter storm warning in central Nevada

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Winter weather advisories

ELKO — The National Weather Service has upgraded this weekend’s weather advisory to a winter storm warning for southern Lander and Eureka counties.

Heavy snow of 3-7 inches is expected between 10 a.m. Friday and 10 p.m. Saturday. Up to 10 inches could fall in the passes and a foot in the mountains.

“Travel can be very difficult and dangerous,” stated the warning. “Plan on snow-covered and icy roads, especially along summits and passes of Highway 50.”

The northern half of the counties remain under a winter weather advisory, along with the southern half of Elko County.

Rain and snow showers are likely in Elko, mainly after 5 p.m. Friday. Chances of precipitation have been changed to 60% Friday, 80% Friday night and 50% Saturday.

The forecast calls for total snow accumulations of 1-3 inches in valleys and 5-10 inches in the mountains.

Highs Friday will be in the mid-40s, dropping into the mid 30s Saturday and Sunday.

Another chance of snow showers arrives Sunday night and Monday.

The latest road conditions are available by calling 511 or going to


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