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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
259 PM PDT WED SEP 2 2015

.AN INTENSIFYING STORM SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
WILL BRING A STRONG AND DRY SOUTHWEST FLOW TO THE SOUTHERN GREAT
BASIN TODAY THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY.

NVZ460-462-031200-
/O.EXT.KVEF.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150905T0300Z/
ESMERALDA AND NYE COUNTY DESERTS/CNC DISPATCH-
NYE COUNTY DESERTS/LAS VEGAS DISPATCH-
259 PM PDT WED SEP 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
460 AND 462...

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. SOME RECOVERY AND LOWER WIND
  SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40
  MPH. HIGHER GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ON EXPOSED RIDGETOPS.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 8 AND 12
  PERCENT...WITH RECOVERY TO 25 TO 30 PERCENT OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
  HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
  EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE GROWTH. OUTDOOR BURNING
  IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
FIRE WEATHER OFFICIALS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

STEELE

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
802 PM PDT WED SEP 2 2015

...FIRE DANGER INCREASING ACROSS NEVADA...

.FIRE DANGER HAS DIMINISHED FOR THIS EVENING. GUSTY SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE FIRE DANGER ONCE AGAIN ACROSS
CENTRAL NEVADA THURSDAY AND AGAIN FRIDAY AFTERNOONS.

NVZ457-031815-
/O.CON.KLKN.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150905T0300Z/
NORTHERN NYE COUNTY/LANDER AND EUREKA COUNTIES SOUTH OF HIGHWAY
50-
802 PM PDT WED SEP 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 457...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 457 NORTHERN NYE
  COUNTY/LANDER AND EUREKA COUNTIES SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL
  CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

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