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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:55 PM PDT on August 28, 2015

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 4 am to 6 PM PDT
Saturday for strong winds and low fuel moistures for the eastern
Sierra and much of western Nevada...

* affected area... fire zone 273 Mono-eastern alpine counties...
fire zone 450 western Nevada Sierra front... fire zone 453 west
central Nevada basin and range and fire zone 459 Mineral and
southern Lyon counties.

* Winds... southwest to west 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
Locally stronger gusts up to 60 mph in wind prone areas. Sierra
ridge wind gusts up to 70 mph.

* Humidity... limited recovery between 30 and 45 percent
tonight... then lowering to between 15 and 25 percent on
Saturday. Driest conditions expected Saturday afternoon near
and east of Highway 95.

* Impacts... although daytime humidity values will be higher than
is typical for August... the duration and strength of winds
along with the low fuel moistures will create critical fire
weather conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
will occur. Continue to check weather.Gov/Reno for updates.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno


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