Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Las Vegas, NV

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WWUS85 KVEF 022159
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
259 PM PDT WED SEP 2 2015

.AN INTENSIFYING STORM SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
WILL BRING A STRONG AND DRY SOUTHWEST FLOW TO THE SOUTHERN GREAT
BASIN TODAY THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY.

NVZ460-462-031200-
/O.EXT.KVEF.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150905T0300Z/
ESMERALDA AND NYE COUNTY DESERTS/CNC DISPATCH-
NYE COUNTY DESERTS/LAS VEGAS DISPATCH-
259 PM PDT WED SEP 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
460 AND 462...

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. SOME RECOVERY AND LOWER WIND
  SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40
  MPH. HIGHER GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ON EXPOSED RIDGETOPS.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 8 AND 12
  PERCENT...WITH RECOVERY TO 25 TO 30 PERCENT OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
  HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
  EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE GROWTH. OUTDOOR BURNING
  IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
FIRE WEATHER OFFICIALS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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