... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Friday afternoon
through Friday evening for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds
for portions of northeast California and western Nevada...
* affected area... fire zone 270 Surprise Valley California, fire
zone 271 western Lassen/eastern Plumas/eastern Sierra/eastern
Nevada counties, fire zone 273 Mono and eastern alpine
counties, fire zone 278 eastern Lassen County, fire zone 450
western Nevada Sierra front, fire zone 458 northern Washoe
County and fire zone 459 Mineral and southern Lyon counties.
* Thunderstorms... isolated mainly dry thunderstorms are expected
to develop Friday afternoon and continue into Friday evening.
Storms may become scattered in the late afternoon.
* Outflow winds... gusts 40-50 mph are likely with locally higher
gusts over 60 mph possible in the desert areas.
* 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.
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.