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Sunday, June 17, 2012

RED FLAG WARNING - CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY& MONDAY


RED FLAG WARNING
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
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.

FIRE WEATHER ZONE
229 LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV 1125 PM PDT SAT JUN 16 2012 STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN AND MOJAVE DESERT. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL ALSO REMAIN VERY LOW. LAKE MEAD NRA/COLORADO RIVER-AZ SIDE- NORTHWEST DESERTS/NORTHWEST PLATEAU-LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY- ESMERALDA AND NYE COUNTY DESERTS/CNC DISPATCH- LINCOLN COUNTY/ELY DISPATCH-NYE COUNTY DESERTS/LAS VEGAS DISPATCH- SHEEP RANGE-SPRING MOUNTAINS- CLARK AND SW LINCOLN COUNTY DESERTS/LAS VEGAS DISPATCH- LAKE MEAD NRA/COLORADO RIVER-NV SIDE- 1125 PM PDT SAT JUN 16 2012 /1125 PM MST SAT JUN 16 2012/ ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM PDT /10 AM MST/ TO 10 PM PDT /10 PM MST/ MONDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 101. ..102. ..229. ..460. ..461. .. 462. ..463. ..464. ..465 AND 466. .. * AFFECTED AREA...IN ARIZONA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 LAKE MEAD NRA/COLORADO RIVER-AZ SIDE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 102 NORTHWEST DESERTS/NORTHWEST PLATEAU. IN CALIFORNIA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 229 LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY. IN NEVADA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 460 ESMERALDA AND NYE COUNTY DESERTS/CNC DISPATCH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 461 LINCOLN COUNTY/ELY DISPATCH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 462 NYE COUNTY DESERTS/LAS VEGAS DISPATCH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 463 SHEEP RANGE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 464 SPRING MOUNTAINS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 465 CLARK AND SW LINCOLN COUNTY DESERTS/LAS VEGAS DISPATCH AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 466 LAKE MEAD NRA/COLORADO RIVER-NV SIDE. * TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE MONDAY MORNING AND THEN CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING BEFORE DECREASING. HUMIDITY WILL ALSO BE LOWEST DURING THE AFTERNOON. * WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 40 MPH. * HUMIDITY...3 TO 9 PERCENT. * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS THAT ARE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 228 MOJAVE
DESERT.
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
1125 PM PDT SAT JUN 16 2012

.STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN
AND MOJAVE DESERT. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL ALSO REMAIN VERY LOW.

CAZ228-171800-
/O.CON.KVEF.FW.W.0019.120618T1700Z-120619T0500Z/
MOJAVE DESERT-
1125 PM PDT SAT JUN 16 2012

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM PDT
MONDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 228. ..

* AFFECTED AREA...IN CALIFORNIA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 228 MOJAVE
  DESERT.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE MONDAY MORNING AND THEN CONTINUE
  INTO THE EVENING BEFORE DECREASING. HUMIDITY WILL ALSO BE
  LOWEST DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* WIND...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...4 TO 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
  HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS THAT ARE
  FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.


FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  229 LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY

FIRE ZONE 272 GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
541 AM PDT SUN JUN 17 2012

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY AND MONDAY..
...STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS EXPECTED MONDAY..

.A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL BREAK
DOWN TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DROPS SOUTHWARD INTO THE WEST
COAST. THIS IS A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN WHERE STRONG AND
GUSTY WINDS INTERACT WITH LOW HUMIDITY. GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP
NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50 SUNDAY BEFORE INCREASING AND SPREADING TO ALL
AREAS MONDAY. HUMIDITY RECOVERIES WILL REMAIN POOR SUNDAY NIGHT.

CAZ272-180000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0013.120618T1600Z-120619T0500Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
541 AM PDT SUN JUN 17 2012

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM PDT
MONDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY ACROSS THE LAKE TAHOE
BASIN..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 272 GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. GUSTS TO
  80 MPH OVER THE SIERRA RIDGES.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES BELOW 20 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
WILL OCCUR.  CONTINUE TO CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES.

&&


FIRE ZONE 273 MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES AND
FIRE ZONE 459 MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
541 AM PDT SUN JUN 17 2012

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY AND MONDAY..
...STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS EXPECTED MONDAY..

.A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL BREAK
DOWN TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DROPS SOUTHWARD INTO THE WEST
COAST. THIS IS A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN WHERE STRONG AND
GUSTY WINDS INTERACT WITH LOW HUMIDITY. GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP
NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50 SUNDAY BEFORE INCREASING AND SPREADING TO ALL
AREAS MONDAY. HUMIDITY RECOVERIES WILL REMAIN POOR SUNDAY NIGHT.

CAZ273-NVZ459-180000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0013.120618T1600Z-120619T0500Z/
MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES-MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-
541 AM PDT SUN JUN 17 2012

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM PDT
MONDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE EASTERN
SIERRA...AND SOUTHERN LYON AND MINERAL COUNTIES..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 273 MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES AND
  FIRE ZONE 459 MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. GUSTS TO 55
  MPH IN WIND PRONE AREAS AND GUSTS TO 85 MPH OVER THE SIERRA
  RIDGES.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES BELOW 15 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
WILL OCCUR.  CONTINUE TO CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES.

&&


FIRE ZONE 278 EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
541 AM PDT SUN JUN 17 2012

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY AND MONDAY..
...STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS EXPECTED MONDAY..

.A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL BREAK
DOWN TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DROPS SOUTHWARD INTO THE WEST
COAST. THIS IS A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN WHERE STRONG AND
GUSTY WINDS INTERACT WITH LOW HUMIDITY. GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP
NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50 SUNDAY BEFORE INCREASING AND SPREADING TO ALL
AREAS MONDAY. HUMIDITY RECOVERIES WILL REMAIN POOR SUNDAY NIGHT.

CAZ278-NVZ450-453-458-180000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0012.120617T2100Z-120618T0400Z/
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0013.120618T1600Z-120619T0500Z/
EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY-WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-
WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE-NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
541 AM PDT SUN JUN 17 2012

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY ACROSS THE
SIERRA FRONT...EASTERN LASSEN AND NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTIES..

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM PDT
MONDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY ACROSS THE SIERRA
FRONT...EASTERN LASSEN AND NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTIES..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 278 EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY...FIRE
  ZONE 450 WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT...FIRE ZONE 453 WEST
  CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE AND FIRE ZONE 458 NORTHERN
  WASHOE COUNTY.

* SUNDAY...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 40
  MPH AND HUMIDITY VALUES OF 5 TO 15 PERCENT.

* SUNDAY NIGHT...POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERY ON MID AND UPPER SLOPES
  WITH GUSTY WINDS PERSISTING.

* MONDAY...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH
  AND HUMIDITY VALUES OF 10 TO 15 PERCENT. GUSTS TO 55 MPH IN WIND
  PRONE AREAS.

* 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
WILL OCCUR.  CONTINUE TO CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES.

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