Red Flag Warning In Effect Untils Storm Arrives

Red Flag Warning

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
315 AM PST SUN JAN 15 2012

…GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION SUNDAY. AHEAD OF
THIS FRONT GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE LIKELY ALONG AND
EAST OF THE SIERRA. DRY MID LEVEL AIR WILL MIX DOWN INTO THESE
AREAS THIS MORNING AND LAST THROUGH THE EVENING. THE COMBINATION OF
DRY AIR AND GUSTY WINDS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS.

CAZ272-NVZ450-160000-
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GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-
315 AM PST SUN JAN 15 2012

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT
AND GREATER LAKE TAHOE…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
4 AM TO 7 PM PST SUNDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA…FIRE ZONE 272 GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA AND FIRE
ZONE 450 WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. LOCAL HIGHER GUSTS TO 65 MPH
NEAR GALENA…THE WASHOE VALLEY AND BLISS STATE PARK.

* HUMIDITY…MINIMUM VALUES 6 TO 12 PERCENT SUNDAY WITH A 6 TO 10 HOUR
DURATION OF VALUES BELOW 20 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. CONTINUE TO CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES.

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