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Thursday, August 8, 2013

RED FLAG WARNING DRY LIGHTNING SURPRISE VALLEY - WESTERN LASSEN - EASTERN PLUMAS - EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY

Red Flag Warning
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA - WESTERN LASSEN - EASTERN PLUMAS -
EASTERN SIERRA - EASTERN NEVADA COUNTIES - EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY -
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
420 AM PDT THU AUG 8 2013

 LOW PRESSURE OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST WILL MOVE SLOWLY INLAND
TODAY. MID-LEVEL MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING
AND CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE.
THUNDERSTORMS WILL START DRY AND GRADUALLY TRANSITION TO A MIX OF WET
AND DRY STORMS DURING THE AFTERNOON. FAST STORM MOTIONS WILL LIMIT
THE AMOUNT OF STORMS WITH WETTING RAINS. A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF
NEW FIRE STARTS IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING DUE TO LIGHTNING
FROM THESE STORMS.

CAZ270-271-278-NVZ458-090000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0010.130808T1200Z-130809T0400Z/
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-WESTERN LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-
EASTERN SIERRA-EASTERN NEVADA COUNTIES-EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
420 AM PDT THU AUG 8 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS 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 WILL DEVELOP THIS
  MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING. DRY THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  MORNING WILL GRADUALLY TRANSITION A HYBRID MIX OF WET AND DRY
  STORMS LATER IN THE DAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...PEAK GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

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

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
420 AM PDT THU AUG 8 2013

.LOW PRESSURE OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST WILL MOVE SLOWLY INLAND
TODAY. MID-LEVEL MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING
AND CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE.
THUNDERSTORMS WILL START DRY AND GRADUALLY TRANSITION TO A MIX OF WET
AND DRY STORMS DURING THE AFTERNOON. FAST STORM MOTIONS WILL LIMIT
THE AMOUNT OF STORMS WITH WETTING RAINS. A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF
NEW FIRE STARTS IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING DUE TO LIGHTNING
FROM THESE STORMS.

NVZ453-090000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0010.130808T1200Z-130809T0400Z/
WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE-
420 AM PDT THU AUG 8 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS FOR WEST CENTRAL
NEVADA..

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

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING
  AND BECOME SCATTERED BY NOON. THE GREATEST THREAT WILL BE OVER
  PERSHING COUNTY...MAINLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...PEAK GUSTS TO 50 MPH NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

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

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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