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Nevada, Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:22 PM PDT on August 29, 2014

Expires 1:00 AM EDT on August 31, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am to 10 PM PDT
Saturday for gusty winds and low humidity for the western Nevada
Sierra front and west central Nevada basin and range including
southern Lyon and Mineral counties...

* affected area... 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... west 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Humidity... 8 to 15%.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low humidity will
create critical fire weather conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means weather conditions can cause fires to
grow rapidly in size and intensity before first responders can
contain them. Avoid doing outdoor activities that can create a
spark near dry vegetation... such as yard work... target shooting...
or campfires. Continue to check weather.Gov/Reno for updates and
preparedness tips.




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