Northern Washoe County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 9:06 AM PDT on July 23, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 9 PM PDT this evening for gusty winds and low humidity for portions of western Nevada...

the National Weather Service in Reno has issued a red flag warning for gusty winds and low humidity...which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM PDT this evening.

* Affected zone 450 western Nevada Sierra front... fire zone 453 west central Nevada basin and range and fire zone 458 northern Washoe County.

* Winds...southwest to west winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts 30 to 35 mph are forecast this afternoon and evening.

* Humidity...afternoon humidity will drop into the 8 to 15 percent range in the valleys, with 10 to 20 percent in the mid slopes and ridges.

* Impacts...the combination of gusty winds and low humidity will create critical fire weather conditions. The large amounts of lightning received since Sunday have created a risk of holdover fires, which combined with today's winds and low humidity may increase need for initial attack.

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 shooting... or campfires. Continue to check weather.Gov/Reno for updates and preparedness tips.


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