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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SIGNIFICANT FIRE STARTS POSSIBLE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS EASTERN SIERRA #CAFIRE

FIRE WEATHER WATCH
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA - WESTERN LASSEN - EASTERN PLUMAS - EASTERN SIERRA - EASTERN NEVADA COUNTIES - EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY - NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
454 AM PDT WED AUG 7 2013

...SIGNIFICANT FIRE STARTS POSSIBLE THURSDAY..

.LOW PRESSURE OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST WILL MOVE SLOWLY INLAND
THURSDAY. MID-LEVEL MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL INCREASE
THURSDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON WITH SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL START DRY AND
GRADUALLY TRANSITION TO WET DURING THE DAY WITH ONLY SPOTTY
WETTING RAINS POSSIBLE. A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF NEW FIRE STARTS
IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY DUE TO LIGHTNING FROM THESE STORMS.

CAZ270-271-278-NVZ458-080000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.A.0008.130808T1200Z-130809T0400Z/
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA - WESTERN LASSEN - EASTERN PLUMAS -
EASTERN SIERRA - EASTERN NEVADA COUNTIES - EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY -
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY
454 AM PDT WED AUG 7 2013

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS FOR
NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND EXTREME NORTHWEST NEVADA..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 270 SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA..
  FIRE ZONE 271 WESTERN LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA-
  EASTERN NEVADA COUNTIES...FIRE ZONE 278 EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY
  AND FIRE ZONE 458 NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP THURSDAY
  MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY EVENING. THE THUNDERSTORMS
  WILL GRADUALLY BECOME WETTER DURING THE DAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...PEAK GUSTS TO 40 MPH NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING MAY CREATE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF NEW
  FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

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 RENO NV
454 AM PDT WED AUG 7 2013

...SIGNIFICANT FIRE STARTS POSSIBLE THURSDAY..

.LOW PRESSURE OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST WILL MOVE SLOWLY INLAND
THURSDAY. MID-LEVEL MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL INCREASE
THURSDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON WITH SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL START DRY AND
GRADUALLY TRANSITION TO WET DURING THE DAY WITH ONLY SPOTTY
WETTING RAINS POSSIBLE. A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF NEW FIRE STARTS
IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY DUE TO LIGHTNING FROM THESE STORMS.

NVZ453-080000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.A.0008.130808T1200Z-130809T0400Z/
WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE-
454 AM PDT WED AUG 7 2013

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS FOR WEST
CENTRAL NEVADA..

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 453 WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND
  RANGE.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING AND BECOME SCATTERED BY NOON. THE GREATEST
  THREAT WILL BE OVER PERSHING COUNTY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...PEAK GUSTS TO 40 MPH NEAR THUNDERSTORMS

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING MAY CREATE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF NEW
  FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE. CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS
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