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Nevada, Northwestern Nye County

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 10:15 AM PDT on September 01, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on September 03, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 8 PM PDT
Thursday for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire
weather zone 457...

The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity... which is in
effect from 11 am Wednesday to 8 PM PDT Thursday. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 457 northern Nye
County/Lander and Eureka counties south of Highway 50.

* Winds... south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Winds will
decrease overnight to 10 to 20 mph, then increase again Thursday
afternoon to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 8 percent, increasing above 15
percent during the overnight hours, then decreasing to 8 to 13
percent again Thursday afternoon.

* 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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