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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
242 AM PDT TUE AUG 30 2016

NVZ454-455-457-469-470-310345-
/O.CON.KLKN.FW.A.0006.160831T1800Z-160901T0600Z/
CENTRAL LANDER AND EUREKA COUNTIES-WHITE PINE COUNTY-
NORTHERN NYE COUNTY/LANDER AND EUREKA COUNTIES SOUTH OF HIGHWAY
50-SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL ELKO COUNTY-EASTERN ELKO COUNTY-
242 AM PDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY,
AND DRY THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 454...455...457...
469 AND 470...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 454 CENTRAL LANDER AND
  EUREKA COUNTIES...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 455 WHITE PINE COUNTY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 457 NORTHERN NYE COUNTY/LANDER AND EUREKA
  COUNTIES SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 469
  SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL ELKO COUNTY AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 470
  EASTERN ELKO COUNTY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MOVING FROM THE
  SOUTHWEST UP TO 30 MPH. SMALL RAIN CORES WILL NOT PREVENT NEW
  LIGHTNING STARTS.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...35 TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...
  ALONG WITH DRY LIGHTNING AND STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS... WILL
  CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION...
  EXTREMELY DRY FUELS ARE IN PLACE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$



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