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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 9:45 AM PDT on August 29, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 9 PM PDT Saturday for
gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
455 and 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 noon to 9 PM PDT Saturday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 455 White Pine County and
fire weather zone 457 Lander/Eureka counties south of Highway
50 plus northern Nye County.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 11 percent.

* 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 will
create explosive fire growth potential.




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