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Dense Smoke Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
300 AM PDT Thu Jul 20 2017

CAZ072-073-NVZ001>004-210000-
/O.CON.KREV.SM.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-170721T0000Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-Carson City-
Minden Area-Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Bridgeport,
Mammoth Lakes, Yerington, Smith Valley, Stateline,
Incline Village, Sparks, Gardnerville, Virginia City, Fernley,
and Silver Springs
300 AM PDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* A large dense plume of smoke from the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa
  County is impacting areas throughout the Sierra and western
  Nevada.

* Visibility: Ranging from 2 to 5 miles. Visibility of one mile
  or less is possible along the eastern Slopes of the Sierra
  and around the Tahoe Basin, Alpine County and Douglas
  County.

* Impacts: Unhealthy air quality at least through tomorrow
  afternoon. Outdoor activities are strongly discouraged.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Persons with respiratory illnesses should remain indoors to avoid
inhaling smoke particles. Keep windows and doors closed to avoid
letting the smoke inside buildings. For the latest Air Quality
Index please visit: www.airnow.gov

&&

$$

http://weather.gov/reno



Air Quality Alert

Air Quality Alert Message
National Weather Service Reno NV
502 PM PDT Wed Jul 19 2017

NVZ001>004-202100-
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
502 PM PDT Wed Jul 19 2017

...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE...

Wildfire smoke from the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County remains
across Douglas County into Reno/Sparks and western portions of
Pershing, Churchill, and Mineral counties.

Afternoon winds are helping to disperse the smoke which is improving
visibility and air quality currently, however we do anticipate areas
of smoke and haze to remain across the region through tomorrow.

When the winds weaken overnight we could see another cycle of smoke
settling into the valleys with degraded air quality and low
visibility tonight and into Thursday morning. As such have extended
the air quality advisory into Thursday afternoon.

Due to elevated particulate pollution levels, children, the elderly,
people with heart or lung problems, or people with current illnesses
such as the flu, are advised to stay indoors and avoid strenuous
outdoor activities in the impacted areas. For the latest Air Quality
Index please visit: www.airnow.gov

$$



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