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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Red Flag Warning: Owens valley parts of Inyo, San Bernardino Counties

 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM PDT MONDAY.

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MONDAY WILL BRING GUSTY SOUTH WINDS TO THE OWENS VALLEY AND ESMERALDA COUNTY.

Discussion: AS THE LOW MOVES INTO NORTHERN NEVADA TUESDAY... WINDS WILL LIKELY BECOME FAIRLY STRONG ACROSS NORTHWEST ARIZONA.

  AFFECTED AREAS: 
CALIFORNIA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 226 OWENS VALLEY/SOUTHERN INYO FOREST. 
NEVADA: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 460 ESMERALDA AND NYE COUNTY DESERTS/CNC DISPATCH.

TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE MONDAY MORNING AND WILL BE STRONG THROUGHOUT MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING BY 8 PM.

WINDS: SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 40 MPH.

HUMIDITY: 5 TO 10 PERCENT MUCH OF THE DAY.

IMPACT: COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS THAT ARE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

Instruction:
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING OR ARE IMMINENT. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS... LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

Area: OWENS VALLEY/SOUTHERN INYO FOREST-ESMERALDA AND NYE COUNTY DESERTS/CNC DISPATCH-

Affected Counties or parts of: Inyo, San Bernardino

Sent: 2012-05-13T14:30:06-07:00
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