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Sunday, May 20, 2012

RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY MONO COUNTY

  RED FLAG WARNING
 Red Flag Warning in effect from 2 pm monday to 2 am pdt Tuesday for gusty wind and low humidity for Mono and Eastern alpine counties below 9000 feet

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM MONDAY TO 2 AM PDT TUESDAY.

 THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
 AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 273 MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET.
 WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH BY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS TUESDAY BEFORE WEAKENING.
 HUMIDITY: FALLING TO 8 TO 15 PERCENT FOR THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING  BUT ONLY RISING TO NEAR 20 PERCENT BY AROUND MIDNIGHT.
 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 CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES.

Area: MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES-

Affected Counties or parts of: Modoc, Plumas, Placer, Mono, Lassen, El Dorado, Nevada, Sierra, Alpine
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