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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:22 PM PDT Jul. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 3 PM Sunday to
midnight PDT Sunday night for northeast California and northwest

* affected area... fire zone 270 Surprise Valley California, fire
zone 271 western Lassen/eastern Plumas/eastern Sierra/eastern
Nevada counties, fire zone 272 greater Lake Tahoe area, fire
zone 278 eastern Lassen County, fire zone 450 western Nevada
Sierra front, fire zone 453 west central Nevada basin and
range and fire zone 458 northern Washoe County.

* Thunderstorms... isolated to scattered wet and dry thunderstorms
are expected for Sunday afternoon and evening. Any dry
lightning strikes may cause new wildfires in the area.

* Outflow winds... up to 50 mph in zones 271 and 272 and up to 60
mph elsewhere.

* Impacts... lightning can create new fire starts and may combine
with strong outflow winds to cause fires to rapidly grow in size
and intensity.

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.


1148 am PDT Sat Jul 22 2017

... Red flag warning in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Sunday for
dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds for fire weather zone

The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a red flag
warning for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds... which is
in effect from 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Sunday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 467 central and western
Humboldt County.

* Thunderstorm coverage... scattered dry thunderstorms.

* Outflow winds... 30-45 mph.

* Impacts... dry lightning may create new fire starts and combine
with strong outflow winds to produce rapid fire growth.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
dry thunderstorms, gusty outflow winds and dry fuels can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.


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