... Heat advisory remains in effect until 5 PM PDT Friday...
* temperature... 99 to 104 degrees each afternoon through Friday.
* Impacts... temperatures in this range are unusual and prolonged exposure without relief or frequent hydration could lead to heat stroke. Even though it is not humid, your sweat cannot cool you off fast enough. Soon, you stop sweating and then you get sick.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911.
Statement as of 2:50 PM PDT on July 28, 2016
Fire Weather Watch
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds for fire weather zones 468... 469 and 470...
The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a Fire Weather Watch for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds... which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.
* Affected area... fire weather zone 468 eastern Humboldt County and northwestern Elko County... fire weather zone 469 southwestern and central Elko County and fire weather zone 470 eastern Elko County.
* Thunderstorm coverage... isolated dry thunderstorms early in the afternoon are expected to develop to scattered mostly dry thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening. A mix of dry and wet thunderstorms will be possible over the mountains.
* Outflow winds... erratic winds with gusts to 50 mph will be possible with thunderstorms.
* Impacts... dry lightning may create new fire starts and combine with strong outflow winds to produce rapid fire growth.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.