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Nevada, Northern Washoe County

Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 10:57 AM PDT on September 28, 2016

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on October 01, 2016


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening for gusty winds and low humidity for the Lake Tahoe
basin and portions of northwest Nevada...

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

* Affected area... fire zone 272 greater Lake Tahoe area, fire
zone 450 western Nevada Sierra front, fire zone 453 west
central Nevada basin and range and fire zone 458 northern
Washoe County.

* Winds... southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Humidity... 15 to 20 percent in western Nevada and 20 to 25
percent in the Sierra.

* 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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