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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Red Flag Warning Greater Lake Tahoe area / Northern California

Red Flag Warning


 [EDIS] Red Flag Warning in effect until 4 pm pst this afternoon for gusty wind and low humidity for the Lake Tahoe basin due to strong winds and low humidity.
 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON. 


  • AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 272 GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA.  
  • WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THIS MORNING INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. 
  • HUMIDITY: 10 TO 20 PERCENT. RAPIDLY INCREASING ABOVE 20 PERCENT AROUND NOON FOR NORTH LAKE TAHOE AND AROUND 3 PM FOR SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. 
  • IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. 

    Instruction:
    A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR.CONTINUE TO CHECKWEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES.
    Area: GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
    Affected Counties or parts of: Modoc, Plumas, Placer, Mono, Lassen, El Dorado, Nevada, Sierra, Alpine

    Sent: 2012-01-19T06:32:46-08:00

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