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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:18 PM PDT Sep. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM PDT Saturday for
gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
454... 467... 468 and 469...

The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from 1 PM to 8 PM PDT Saturday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 454 central Lander and
Eureka counties... fire weather zone 467 central and western
Humboldt County... fire weather zone 468 eastern Humboldt
County and northwestern Elko County and fire weather zone 469
southwestern and central Elko County.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 8 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low humidity will
create critical fire weather conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.



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