Northern Washoe County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blowing Dust Advisory
Statement as of 9:08 PM PDT on September 01, 2015

... Blowing dust advisory in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT
Wednesday for locations along the Smoke Creek and Black Rock
deserts including Black Rock city...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a blowing dust
advisory... which is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Timing: dust will begin to loft after 11 am and settle around
midnight with worst conditions from 1 PM to 9 PM.

* Winds: southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph. Localized
gusts up to 45 mph will be possible.

* Visibility: 1 to 2 miles of visibility with periods down to
half a mile.

* Impacts: reduced visibility will create difficult driving
conditons and limit reaction time around pedestrians. Poorly
secured outdoor items may be damaged. There will also be health
concerns for those without eye protection or breathing masks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A blowing dust advisory means that blowing dust will restrict
visibilities. Travelers and campers are urged to use caution.





Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 9:55 AM PDT on September 01, 2015

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Wednesday for
gusty winds and low humidity for portions of northeast California
and western and west-central Nevada...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds and low humidity... which is in effect
from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Wednesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no
longer in effect as it has been upgraded to a warning.

* Affected area... fire zone 278 eastern Lassen County... fire
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 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* Humidity... between 8 and 15%.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
will occur. Continue to check weather.Gov/Reno for updates.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno




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