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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
906 AM PDT WED JUL 23 2014

NVZ450-453-458-240400-
/O.NEW.KREV.FW.W.0014.140723T1900Z-140724T0400Z/
WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
906 AM PDT WED JUL 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN
NEVADA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 450 WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT...
  FIRE ZONE 453 WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE AND FIRE
  ZONE 458 NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 30 TO
  35 MPH ARE FORECAST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* HUMIDITY...AFTERNOON HUMIDITY WILL DROP INTO THE 8 TO 15 PERCENT
  RANGE IN THE VALLEYS, WITH 10 TO 20 PERCENT IN THE MID SLOPES
  AND RIDGES.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL
  CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE LARGE AMOUNTS OF
  LIGHTNING RECEIVED SINCE SUNDAY HAVE CREATED A RISK OF HOLDOVER
  FIRES, WHICH COMBINED WITH TODAY`S WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY MAY
  INCREASE NEED FOR INITIAL ATTACK.

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.

&&

$$
CS

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