Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 4:31 AM PDT Aug. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Tuesday evening for gusty winds and low humidity from the
Sierra front in Douglas County north to the Oregon border...

* affected area... fire zone 270 Surprise Valley California, fire
zone 278 eastern Lassen County, fire zone 450 western Nevada
Sierra front and fire zone 458 northern Washoe County.

* Winds... southwest to west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Humidity... afternoon humidty will bottom out at 8 to 14%.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low humidity can
cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first
responders can contain them.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry
vegetation... such as yard work... target shooting... or campfires.
Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.Gov/Reno for updates
and livingwithfire.Info for preparedness tips.