Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
947 AM PDT TUE JUL 15 2014

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

TO:      SUBSCRIBERS
         -FAMILY OF SERVICES
         -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICES
         -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK
         -NOAAPORT
         OTHER NWS PARTNERS AND NWS EMPLOYEES

FROM:    GREG BARNHART
         METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
         NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
         WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE
         ELKO NEVADA

SUBJECT: NEW EXPERIMENTAL HOLDOVER THREAT INDEX PRODUCT COMMENT PERIOD THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2014.

IN THE GREAT BASIN A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LARGE FIRE SPREAD OCCURS WHEN RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS
LOW AND STRONG WINDS DEVELOP A DAY OR TWO AFTER A LIGHTNING EVENT. THE HOLDOVER THREAT INDEX
IS A WEB GRAPHIC THAT DISPLAYS THE THREAT OF HOLDOVER FIRES TO GROW AND SPREAD WITHIN SPECIFIC
FIRE WEATHER FORECAST ZONES WITHIN THE WFO ELKO COUNTY WARNING AREA. IN ADDITION TO THE ACTUAL
HOLDOVER THREAT INDEX GRAPHIC THE 4 ELEMENTS THAT GO INTO THE INDEX CALCULATION WILL BE DISPLAYED
FOR THE FIRE WEATHER COMMUNITY AND FOR FORECASTERS.

YOU MAY VIEW AN EXAMPLE BY VISITING THE WEBSITE AT:
HTTP://NEWWEB.WRH.NOAA.GOV/LKN/HOTI/HOTI.PHP

PLEASE ADDRESS YOUR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO:

DONALD DUMONT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE
3720 PARADISE DR
ELKO, NV 89801
775-778-6716
DONALD.DUMONT@NOAA.GOV

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