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

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:02 PM PDT Aug. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to
8 am PDT Wednesday for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds for
the west central Nevada basin and range...

* affected area... fire zone 453 west central Nevada basin and

* Thunderstorms... scattered dry thunderstorms are possible
tonight through early Wednesday morning.

* Outflow winds... gusts of 50+ mph are possible.

* Impacts... lightning can create new fire starts and may combine
with strong outflow winds to cause a 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.


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