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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

FIRE WEATHER WATCH EAST SIERRA FRONT


Fire Weather Watch
Expires 11:00 PM PDT on July 13, 2012
Statement as of 2:39 PM PDT on July 11, 2012

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds for the
Sierra front... 

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds... which is in
effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening.

* Affected area... fire zone 450 western Nevada Sierra front.

* Thunderstorms... developing in the early afternoon and continuing
into Friday evening. Storms will be a combination of wet and dry. 

* Outflow winds... erratic gusts to 50 mph near any thunderstorms.

* Impacts... lightning may create new fire starts and combine 
with strong outflow winds to produce rapid fire growth.


A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Check weather.Gov/Reno for updates and possible red
flag warnings. 



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
252 PM PDT WED JUL 11 2012

...INCREASING THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ON FRIDAY...

.MONSOON MOISTURE SURGING UP INTO CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEVADA WILL
COMBINE WITH UNSTABLE AIR TO PRODUCE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ON
FRIDAY. STORMS OVER EASTERN NEVADA FRIDAY ARE EXPECTED TO BRING
WETTING RAINS...HOWEVER STORMS IN CENTRAL NEVADA SHOULD BE
DRY...AT LEAST THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON.

NVZ454-457-468-121300-
/O.NEW.KLKN.FW.A.0011.120713T1800Z-120714T0700Z/
CENTRAL LANDER AND EUREKA COUNTIES-
LANDER/EUREKA COUNTIES SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50 PLUS NORTHERN NYE
COUNTY-EASTERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY AND NORTHWESTERN ELKO COUNTY-
252 PM PDT WED JUL 11 2012

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 454...457 AND 468...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ELKO HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 454 CENTRAL LANDER AND EUREKA COUNTIES

  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 457 LANDER/EUREKA COUNTIES SOUTH OF HIGHWAY
  50 PLUS NORTHERN NYE COUNTY AND

  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 468 EASTERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY AND NORTHWESTERN
  ELKO COUNTY.

* THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE...SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
  POSSIBLE FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH LATE EVENING FRIDAY. STORMS
  MAY TRANSITION TO WET BY THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EVENING
  ESPECIALLY ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE AFFECTED ZONES.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING MAY CREATE NEW FIRE STARTS AND COMBINE
  WITH STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS TO PRODUCE RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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