Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 6:05 AM PDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect until 6 PM PDT this evening for
gusty winds and low humidity for the Tahoe basin east into western
Pershing and Churchill counties including the Sierra front...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect
until 6 PM PDT this evening.

* Affected area... fire zone 272 greater Lake Tahoe area, fire
zone 450 western Nevada Sierra front and fire zone 453 west
central Nevada basin and range.

* Winds... southwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
40 mph by late morning. Local gusts of 45 to 50 mph this
afternoon in wind prone areas.

* Humidity... 10 to 20% this morning. Rising above 30% around

* Duration... 3 to 6 hours, locally up to 9 hours in wind prone

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low humidity can
cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry
vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires.
Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.Gov/Reno for
updates and livingwithfire.Info for preparedness tips.

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