Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Lake Wind Advisory
Statement as of 2:42 AM PDT on August 22, 2014

...Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM PDT this evening...

A lake Wind Advisory remains in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM PDT this evening.

* Winds: southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* Wave heights on lake tahoe: 2 to 3 feet.

* Small boats will be prone to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Check our website at weather.Gov/Reno or listen to NOAA Weather Radio for updates on this situation.

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 4:24 AM PDT on August 22, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM PDT this evening for gusty winds and low humidity for the western Nevada Sierra front and the west central Nevada basin and range...

* affected area...fire zone 450 western Nevada Sierra front and fire zone 453 west central Nevada basin and range.

* Winds...west 15 to 25 with gusts 35 to 40 mph.

* Humidity...8 to 15 percent.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means weather conditions can cause fires to grow rapidly in size and intensity before first responders can contain them. 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 and preparedness tips.