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

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:20 PM PDT on October 24, 2014

...Wind Advisory in effect from 11 am to 11 PM PDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Wind Advisory... which is in effect from 11 am to 11 PM PDT Saturday. The lake Wind Advisory has been upgraded.

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

* Winds: southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Pyramid Lake wave heights: 2 to 5 feet. Highest waves from mid lake to north and east shores.

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

* Impacts: hazardous travel conditions for high profile vehicles with travel restrictions possible on Highway 50. 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 2:57 PM PDT on October 24, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect from 8 am to 8 PM PDT Saturday 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.