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Sunday, June 21, 2015

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING EASTERN SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE - RED FLAG WARNING
FIRE WEATHER MAP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
209 PM PDT SUN JUN 21 2015

GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES-
WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE-
MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-
209 PM PDT SUN JUN 21 2015

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY ACROSS MUCH OF THE
EASTERN SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA..

* AFFECTED AREA...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 TO WEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH
  ACROSS THE REGION. RIDGES IN THE SIERRA WILL GUST TO 60 MPH.
  WINDS IN THE VALLEYS WILL SUBSIDE AFTER 10 PM, BUT WILL REMAIN
  GUSTY IN MID SLOPES AND RIDGES OVERNIGHT WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 15 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. POOR HUMIDITY
  RECOVERY IS EXPECTED TONIGHT ESPECIALLY IN THE MID SLOPES AND
  RIDGES.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL
  CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
WILL OCCUR. AVOID DOING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THAT CAN CREATE A
SPARK NEAR DRY VEGETATION...SUCH AS YARD WORK...TARGET SHOOTING..
OR CAMPFIRES. CONTINUE TO CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES.

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