Interactive NWS Alert
Radar valid at 800 am PDT, Sep 16th 2019
Surprise Valley California-
Western Lassen/Eastern Plumas/Eastern Sierra/Eastern Nevada
Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Eastern Lassen County-
Northern Washoe County-
141 PM PDT Wed Sep 11 2019
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY
MORNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND FAR 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
Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.
* 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 and Fire Zone 458 Northern
* Winds...A strong cold front is expected to bring southwest to
west wind gusts between 30 and 45 mph starting Sunday afternoon
and lasting into early Monday.
* Humidity...falling to 10 to 17% Sunday afternoon, with poor to
moderate humidities possibly persisting into early Monday.
* Duration...More than 6 hours, possibly up to 12 hours.
* 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.
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.
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