Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 2:00 PM PDT on August 27, 2015

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from late Friday night through
Saturday afternoon for strong winds and low fuel moistures for
the eastern Sierra and portions of western Nevada...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for strong winds and low fuel moistures... which is in
effect from late Friday night through Saturday afternoon.

* Affected area... fire zone 273 Mono-eastern alpine counties...
fire zone 450 western Nevada Sierra front and fire zone 453
west central Nevada basin and range.

* Winds... southwest to west 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
Locally stronger gusts up to 50 mph in wind prone areas. Sierra
ridge wind gusts up to 70 mph.

* Humidity... limited recovery between 35 and 50 percent Friday
night... then lowering to between 15 and 25 percent on Saturday.

* Impacts... although daytime humidity values will be higher than
is typical for August, the long duration of windy conditions and
low fuel moistures may 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.