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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
320 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED SATURDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE MOVING ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL PUSH A
COLD FRONT ACROSS THE EASTERN SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA ON
SATURDAY. WINDS ALONG AND AHEAD OF THIS FRONT WILL INCREASE IN
HIGHER ELEVATIONS TONIGHT...THEN SPREAD INTO LOWER ELEVATIONS ON
SATURDAY.

CAZ070-071-NVZ003-005-251200-
/O.CON.KREV.WI.Y.0012.141025T1500Z-141026T0600Z/
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-
EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CEDARVILLE...FORT BIDWELL...PORTOLA...
SUSANVILLE...SPARKS...GARDNERVILLE...VIRGINIA CITY...EMPIRE...
GERLACH
320 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT
SATURDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT
SATURDAY.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISH SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.
  LOCALLY STRONGER GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH IN WIND PRONE AREAS.

* IMPACTS: HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
  TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS LIKELY ON HIGHWAY 395 AND INTERSTATE 580
  SOUTH OF RENO AND POSSIBLE IN CALIFORNIA ALONG HIGHWAY 395 SOUTH
  OF SUSANVILLE. IF YOU HAVE OUTDOOR DECORATIONS...MAKE SURE THEY
  ARE SECURED OR BROUGHT INDOORS BEFORE SATURDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS...ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...SHOULD USE
CAUTION AND REMAIN ALERT FOR SUDDEN GUSTS OR CROSS WINDS.  CHECK
OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO
FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

&&

$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
257 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

NVZ450-251500-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0020.141025T1500Z-141025T2200Z/
WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-
257 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 3 PM PDT
SATURDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE WESTERN NEVADA
SIERRA FRONT...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 450 WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH. WIND
  PRONE AREAS ALONG THE SIERRA FRONT MAY GUST UP TO 65 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...13 TO 22 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL
  CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE FIRES TO
GROW RAPIDLY IN SIZE AND INTENSITY BEFORE FIRST RESPONDERS CAN
CONTAIN THEM. AVOID DOING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THAT CAN CREATE A
SPARK NEAR DRY VEGETATION...SUCH AS YARD WORK...TARGET SHOOTING...
OR CAMPFIRES. CONTINUE TO CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES AND
PREPAREDNESS TIPS.

&&

$$



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