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Posted on: September 11, 2019

US National Weather Service Reno Nevada Issued Fire Weather Watch


US National Weather Service Reno Nevada has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 1:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon through 8:00 AM 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 Washoe County.

* 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 for updates and for preparedness tips.

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