Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Las Vegas, NV
WWUS85 KVEF 272055
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
155 PM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017
.Strong north winds and very dry air will combine to produce
critical fire weather conditions in the Colorado River Valley
Friday and Saturday.
Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-AZ side-Lower Colorado River Valley-
Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-NV side-
155 PM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017 /155 PM MST Thu Apr 27 2017/
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT /11 AM MST/ FRIDAY
TO 11 PM PDT /11 PM MST/ SATURDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW
The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM PDT /11 AM MST/ Friday to
11 PM PDT /11 PM MST/ Saturday. The Fire Weather Watch is no
longer in effect.
* TIMING...Strong winds will begin early Friday morning, peak
Friday afternoon, and possibly lull Friday night before picking
up again during the day Saturday. Winds will decrease Saturday
* WIND...North winds gusting to 40 to 50 mph on Friday and
Saturday, with locally higher gusts possible Friday afternoon
* HUMIDITY...Five to 10 percent each afternoon.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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.