... Red flag warning in effect from 5 am to 11 PM PDT Saturday for
dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds for fire weather zones
468... 469... and 470...
The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a red flag
warning for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds... which is
in effect from 5 am to 11 PM PDT Saturday. The Fire Weather Watch
is no longer in effect.
* 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 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.