Southwest Elko County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:37 AM PDT Sep. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
9 PM PDT this evening for gusty winds and low relative humidity
for fire weather zone 470...

* affected area... fire weather zone 455 White Pine County... fire
weather zone 457 northern Nye County/Lander and Eureka
counties south of Highway 50... fire weather zone 469
southwestern and central Elko County and fire weather zone 470
eastern Elko County.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 6 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 can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.




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