Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:22 PM PDT Jul. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 3 PM Sunday to
midnight PDT Sunday night for northeast California and northwest
Nevada...

* affected area... fire zone 270 Surprise Valley California, fire
zone 271 western Lassen/eastern Plumas/eastern Sierra/eastern
Nevada counties, fire zone 272 greater Lake Tahoe area, fire
zone 278 eastern Lassen County, fire zone 450 western Nevada
Sierra front, fire zone 453 west central Nevada basin and
range and fire zone 458 northern Washoe County.

* Thunderstorms... isolated to scattered wet and dry thunderstorms
are expected for Sunday afternoon and evening. Any dry
lightning strikes may cause new wildfires in the area.

* Outflow winds... up to 50 mph in zones 271 and 272 and up to 60
mph elsewhere.

* Impacts... lightning can create new fire starts and may combine
with strong outflow winds to cause fires to rapidly grow in size
and intensity.


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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