Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:06 AM PDT on October 25, 2014

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

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

* Timing: winds will increase late this morning and continue through the afternoon...then slowly diminish this evening.

* Winds: south to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Impacts: hazardous travel conditions for high profile vehicles with travel restrictions possible on Highway 95. Blowing dust may create sudden reductions in visibility. If you have outdoor decorations...make sure they are secured or brought indoors before Saturday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Motorists...especially in high profile vehicles...should use caution and remain alert for sudden gusts or cross winds. Check our website at weather.Gov/Reno or listen to NOAA Weather Radio for updates on this situation.

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 6:12 AM PDT on October 25, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening for strong winds and low humidity for west central Nevada...

* affected area...fire zone 453 west central Nevada basin and range and fire zone 459 Mineral and southern Lyon counties.

* Winds...southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Strongest winds north of Highway 50.

* Humidity...11 to 19 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.