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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
1200 PM PDT Fri Sep 24 2021

CAZ270>272-274-278-NVZ420-421-423-429-458-251900-
/O.NEW.KREV.FW.A.0018.210927T1900Z-210928T0500Z/
Surprise Valley California-
Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, and Eastern Sierra Counties-
Greater Lake Tahoe and Truckee Area-Southern Mono County-
Eastern Lassen County-
Northern Sierra Front including Carson City, Douglas, Storey,
Southern Washoe, Western Lyon, and Far Southern Lassen Counties-
Southern Sierra Front including Alpine, Northern Mono, Southern
Lyon, and Western Mineral Counties-
West Humboldt Basin in Pershing County-
Lahontan Basin including Churchill and Eastern Mineral Counties-
Northern Washoe County-
1200 PM PDT Fri Sep 24 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR WESTERN
NEVADA...THE EASTERN SIERRA...AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from
Monday afternoon through Monday evening.

* Affected Area...Fire Zone 270 Surprise Valley California, Fire
  Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, and Eastern Sierra
  Counties, Fire Zone 272 Greater Lake Tahoe and Truckee Area,
  Fire Zone 274 Southern Mono County, Fire Zone 278 Eastern
  Lassen County, Fire Zone 420 Northern Sierra Front including
  Carson City, Douglas, Storey, Southern Washoe, Western Lyon,
  and Far Southern Lassen Counties, Fire Zone 421 Southern
  Sierra Front including Alpine, Northern Mono, Southern Lyon,
  and Western Mineral Counties, Fire Zone 423 West Humboldt
  Basin in Pershing County, Fire Zone 429 Lahontan Basin
  including Churchill and Eastern Mineral Counties and Fire Zone
  458 Northern Washoe County.

* Winds...Southwest to West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Humidity...10-15% along and east of US-395. 15-20% west of
  US-395.

* Duration...3 to 6 hours.

* Impacts...The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can
  cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first
  responders can contain them.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry
vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires.
Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.gov/reno for
updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.

&&

$$

http://weather.gov/reno



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