Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Dense Smoke Advisory
Statement as of 2:04 PM PDT on September 22, 2014

...Dense smoke advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening...

...Dense smoke advisory in effect from 11 am to 8 PM PDT Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a dense smoke advisory...which is in effect from 11 am to 8 PM PDT Tuesday. A dense smoke advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening.

* Visibility: dropping to near one mile at times...especially during the afternoon and evening when additional smoke from the King fire is most likely to spread east of the Sierra crest.

* Impacts: periods of dense smoke will likely result in unhealthy air quality with outdoor activities discouraged. Travel may be impacted due to low visibility on Interstate 80...Highway 50 and Highway 89.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dense smoke advisory is issued when smoke from wildfires significantly reduces visibilities...making it difficult to see and breathe. The smoke will continue to be a problem until the fire becomes less active...or a more favorable weather pattern disperses the smoke. Persons in the advisory area should avoid prolonged exposure to the smoke and stay indoors.

Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 8:04 AM PDT on September 22, 2014

...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for gusty winds and low humidity for northeastern California and far northwestern Nevada...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity...which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.

* 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.

* Winds...southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Locally stronger gusts up to 40 mph possible.

* Humidity...10 to 15%.

* Impacts...the combination of gusty winds and low humidity will create critical fire weather conditions.

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.