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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
410 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

CAZ273-NVZ450-459-300000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0013.160729T2100Z-160730T0400Z/
MONO AND EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES-WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-
MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-
410 AM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS
FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN NEVADA AND THE EASTERN SIERRA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 273 MONO AND EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES,
  FIRE ZONE 450 WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT AND FIRE ZONE 459
  MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE
  EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ALONG THE EASTERN SIERRA OF
  CALIFORNIA AND THE WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT, PUSHING
  EASTWARD TOWARD HIGHWAY 95 BY LATE AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...ERRATIC AND SUDDEN WIND GUSTS 35-50 MPH ARE
  LIKELY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS 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. ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS WILL ALSO IMPACT
  ONGOING FIRES SUCH AS THE ROCK FIRE NORTH OF RENO. OUTFLOWS CAN
  EXTEND A LONG DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

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HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO



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