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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
414 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

CAZ273-NVZ450-453-459-300000-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150830T0100Z/
MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES-WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-
WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE-
MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-
414 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW FUEL MOISTURES FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA
AND MUCH OF WESTERN NEVADA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 273 MONO-EASTERN ALPINE COUNTIES...
  FIRE ZONE 450 WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT...FIRE ZONE 453 WEST
  CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE AND FIRE ZONE 459 MINERAL AND
  SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50
  MPH. LOCALLY STRONGER GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH IN WIND PRONE AREAS.
  SIERRA RIDGE WIND GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...15 TO 25 PERCENT. DRIEST CONDITIONS EXPECTED
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON NEAR AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 95.

* IMPACTS...ALTHOUGH DAYTIME HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE HIGHER THAN
  IS TYPICAL FOR AUGUST...THE DURATION AND STRENGTH OF WINDS
  ALONG WITH THE LOW FUEL MOISTURES WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE
  WEATHER CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
WILL OCCUR.  CONTINUE TO CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES.

&&

$$

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Blowing Dust Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
250 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.A POWERFUL SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
BRINGING STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA
LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY ALONG WITH PERIODS OF BLOWING DUST TO
THE LOWER DESERT VALLEYS.

NVZ004-300000-
/O.CON.KREV.DU.Y.0003.150829T1500Z-150830T0100Z/
WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FERNLEY...FALLON...LOVELOCK...
SILVER SPRINGS...NIXON...IMLAY
250 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING
TO 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING
TO 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING: SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. LOCALLY STRONGER
  GUSTS IN WIND PRONE AREAS WEST OF HIGHWAY 95.

* VISIBILITY: GENERALLY 1 TO 4 MILES WITH BRIEF PERIODS BELOW 1
  MILE POSSIBLE.

* WAVES HEIGHTS ON PYRAMID LAKE: 2 TO 5 FEET WITH HIGHEST WAVES
  ON THE NORTH AND EAST SHORES.

* SMALL BOATS WILL BE PRONE TO CAPSIZING AND SHOULD REMAIN OFF
  LAKE WATERS UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

* OTHER IMPACTS: POOR VISIBILITY WILL CREATE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY DOWNWIND OF DRY SINKS AND LAKE BEDS.
  WINDS MAY BLOW AWAY UNSECURED OUTDOOR ITEMS LIKE PATIO
  FURNITURE OR CAMPING GEAR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT
VISIBILITIES. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION.

&&

$$



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