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Monday, June 17, 2013

RED FLAG WARNING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
WILL OCCUR.  


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
337 AM PDT MON JUN 17 2013

...INCREASING WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY..

.A TROUGH WILL MOVE TOWARD THE WEST COAST TODAY AND THEN INLAND
ON TUESDAY. THIS WILL PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON
FOR AREAS NORTH OF I-80 WITH LOCALIZED GUSTS ALONG THE SIERRA
FRONT. THESE GUSTY WINDS WILL THEN SPREAD TO ALL OF THE EASTERN
SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA ON TUESDAY. THE AIRMASS WILL BE VERY DRY
AND RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

CAZ270-180000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0003.130617T2100Z-130618T0500Z/
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-
337 AM PDT MON JUN 17 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE
SURPRISE VALLEY OF NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 270 SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 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. 

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
337 AM PDT MON JUN 17 2013

...INCREASING WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY..

.A TROUGH WILL MOVE TOWARD THE WEST COAST TODAY AND THEN INLAND
ON TUESDAY. THIS WILL PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON
FOR AREAS NORTH OF I-80 WITH LOCALIZED GUSTS ALONG THE SIERRA
FRONT. THESE GUSTY WINDS WILL THEN SPREAD TO ALL OF THE EASTERN
SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA ON TUESDAY. THE AIRMASS WILL BE VERY DRY
AND RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

CAZ271>273-NVZ450-453-459-180000-
/O.UPG.KREV.FW.A.0003.130618T1900Z-130619T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.FW.W.0004.130618T1900Z-130619T0600Z/
WESTERN LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA-
EASTERN NEVADA COUNTIES-GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-
EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES-WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-
WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE-
MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-
337 AM PDT MON JUN 17 2013

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 11 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA AND WESTERN
NEVADA

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS UPGRADED THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH TO A RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 11 PM PDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 271 WESTERN LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-
  EASTERN SIERRA-EASTERN NEVADA COUNTIES...FIRE ZONE 272 GREATER
  LAKE TAHOE AREA...FIRE ZONE 273 MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES...FIRE
  ZONE 450 WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT...FIRE ZONE 453 WEST
  CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE AND FIRE ZONE 459 MINERAL AND
  SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 15 PERCENT...EXCEPT 12 TO 20 PERCENT IN THE
  TAHOE BASIN. OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES WILL BE POOR ESPECIALLY SOUTH
  OF INTERSTATE 80.

* 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.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
337 AM PDT MON JUN 17 2013

...INCREASING WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY..

.A TROUGH WILL MOVE TOWARD THE WEST COAST TODAY AND THEN INLAND
ON TUESDAY. THIS WILL PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON
FOR AREAS NORTH OF I-80 WITH LOCALIZED GUSTS ALONG THE SIERRA
FRONT. THESE GUSTY WINDS WILL THEN SPREAD TO ALL OF THE EASTERN
SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA ON TUESDAY. THE AIRMASS WILL BE VERY DRY
AND RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

CAZ278-NVZ458-180000-
/O.UPG.KREV.FW.A.0003.130618T1900Z-130619T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.FW.W.0004.130618T1900Z-130619T0600Z/
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0003.130617T2100Z-130618T0500Z/
EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY-NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
337 AM PDT MON JUN 17 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
EXTREME EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY AND NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY..
...RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 11 PM PDT
TUESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR AREAS SOUTH OF A
SUSANVILLE TO GERLACH LINE..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS UPGRADED THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH TO A RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 11 PM PDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 278 EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY AND FIRE
  ZONE 458 NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES FOR
  MIDSLOPES.

* 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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