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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:02 PM PDT Aug. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to
8 am PDT Wednesday for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds for
the west central Nevada basin and range...

* affected area... fire zone 453 west central Nevada basin and

* Thunderstorms... scattered dry thunderstorms are possible
tonight through early Wednesday morning.

* Outflow winds... gusts of 50+ mph are possible.

* Impacts... lightning can create new fire starts and may combine
with strong outflow winds to cause a 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.


111 PM PDT Tue Aug 14 2018

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to
11 am PDT Wednesday for dry thunderstorms for fire weather zones
454... 467... 468... 469 and 470...

* affected area... fire weather zone 454 central Lander and
Eureka counties... fire weather zone 467 central and western
Humboldt County... 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

* Thunderstorm coverage... isolated dry thunderstorms are expected
this evening and overnight.

* Outflow winds... gusts 40 to 50 mph are possible.

* Impacts... dry lightning may create new fire starts and combine
with strong outflow winds to produce rapid fire growth.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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