Last Updated: September 21, 2011
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) PLAYTIME FOR KIDS
NWS provides a link to a weather related Playtime For Kids web site. Click on: http://www.weather.gov/om/reachout/kidspage.shtml
The NWS provides a link to this site because it may contain related information of interest to you. The link does not constitute an endorsement by the NWS or the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of any information, products or services on the site.
Weather Conditions near Summit Lake
Winter weather conditions on the Summit Lake Reservation ("Reservation") are unpredictable. Take all reasonable precautions.
Know what services are available and not available. The nearest Hospital with air transport capability to the Summit Lake Reservation is St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, 800-621-5433. You must have the Longitude and Latitude readings for their helicopter to find you.
The federal government has several methods to let tribal members know what the weather conditions are. For weather warnings, fire weather watch warnings and hazardous weather outlooks, in the Denio or rural areas near Summit Lake, the National Weather Service Forecast Office provides an excellent service
, click here
Remember the above weather advisories: thunder storms with heavy (or hard) rains (unu powma-wunu), lightening (tukwukwetze'pu) and thunder (nunu'a), snow and hail are always a possibility. Watch the horizons in
all four directions. Do not try to drive across flash flood waters--they appear deceptively shallow; it only takes a couple inches of water to move a vehicle and help overturn it.
Road Conditions at Summit Lake
Summit Lake and the surrounding area are subject to weather warnings (e.g. thunder storms with heavy (or hard) rains (unu powma-wunu), lightening (tukwukwetze'pu) and thunder (nunu'a), and hail and snow, on and off, creating large mud puddles and slippery and dangerous road conditions when snow and ice are added to the mix.
Carry tire chains, rope, tow straps, food and water, and make sure your winch is working properly. Carry appropriate clothing for below zero weather, and consider safe means of keeping your vehicle heated if you become stranded. Make sure people know your route of travel and what to do if you do not reach your destination on time.
Hope your travels all have rainbows (pe'a-tukwunudu), the sign of goodness.
Road Closure and Opening Notices
Going antelope or deer hunting and planning on using Summit Lake Reservation roads? Tribe Route 1 (Gerlach Road), Tribe Route 3 (Denio Road), and that portion of Tribe Route 2 (Cedarville Road) from the Tribe's west boundary of the Reservation to the east prolongation of the intersection with Tribe Route 3 (Denio Road) are open to the public.
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS THE ANNUAL $100 PER VEHICLE FEE IS PAID: Travel east on Tribe Route 2 (Cedarville Road) from the east prolongation of the intersection with Tribe Route 3 (Denio Road) to the east boundary of the Reservation is posted to the public as requiring the payment of a $100 annual vehicle fee per vehicle. Travel on all other jeep trails and roads on the Reservation, except that noted above as "open," is CLOSED to the public.
Call the Tribe's Office, 775-827-9670 or 800-335-7978 and speak to the Administrative staff to see if you want to drive on the Tribe's road to the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Study Area and pay the $100 Annual Vehicle Fee...there are exceptions.