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Sunday, June 26, 2011

#NWS FIRE WEATHER WATCH - MONO EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES BELOW 7000 FEET.

Fire Weather Watch
#EDIS Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for gusty winds and low humidity for mono county below 7000 feet

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH BELOW 7000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

AFFECTED AREA: IN CALIFORNIA...FIRE ZONE 273 MONO AND EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES BELOW 7000 FEET.
WIND: SOUTHWEST WINDS MAY INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 MPH AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WIND PRONE LOCATIONS COULD HAVE GUSTS TO 60 MPH AT TIMES.
HUMIDITY: MINIMUM HUMIDITY MAY FLUCTUATE BETWEEN 15 AND 25 PERCENT THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING.
IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

Instruction:
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS  ARE POSSIBLE. CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.
Area: MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES-
Affected Counties or parts of: Modoc, Plumas, Placer, Mono, Lassen, El Dorado, Nevada, Sierra, Alpine

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