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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
308 PM PDT FRI SEP 30 2016

.A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST
WINDS TO THE REGION ALONG WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WHICH
WILL MAKE FOR A PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER ON SUNDAY.
IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK.

CAZ226-227-NVZ462>466-010615-
/O.UPG.KVEF.FW.A.0005.161002T1800Z-161003T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KVEF.FW.W.0009.161002T1800Z-161003T0600Z/
OWENS VALLEY/SOUTHERN INYO FOREST-DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK-
NYE COUNTY DESERTS/LAS VEGAS DISPATCH-SHEEP RANGE-
SPRING MOUNTAINS-
CLARK AND SW LINCOLN COUNTY DESERTS/LAS VEGAS DISPATCH-
LAKE MEAD NRA/COLORADO RIVER-NV SIDE-
308 PM PDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN CALIFORNIA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 226 AND ZONE
  227. IN NEVADA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 462...463...464...465 AND 466.

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* WIND...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH
  ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP DURING THE LATE MORNING AND PERSIST
  THROUGH THE EVENING. WIND GUSTS ACROSS PARTS OF THE OWENS VALLEY AND
  SPRING MOUNTAINS MAY EXCEED 50 MPH.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITY...8 TO 14 PERCENT.

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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