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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
1117 AM PDT THU SEP 29 2016

NVZ450-453-301300-
/O.UPG.KREV.FW.A.0015.160930T1800Z-161001T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.FW.W.0022.160930T1800Z-161001T0300Z/
WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE-
1117 AM PDT THU SEP 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE SIERRA FRONT AND THE WESTERN
NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
11 AM TO 8 PM PDT FRIDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 450 WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT AND
  FIRE ZONE 453 WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...13 TO 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY CAN
  CAUSE FIRE TO RAPIDLY GROW IN SIZE AND INTENSITY BEFORE FIRST
  RESPONDERS CAN CONTAIN THEM.

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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