Great Basin Wx 2019

#1

RFW up for central west NV( Reno)
For T-storms ( mixed wet/dry) and outflow winds for Weds/Thurs.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
222 PM PDT Mon Aug 5 2019

Western Nevada Sierra Front-West Central Nevada Basin and Range-
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-
222 PM PDT Mon Aug 5 2019

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
WESTERN NEVADA…

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds, which is in
effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

  • Affected Area…Fire Zone 450 Western Nevada Sierra Front,
    Fire Zone 453 West Central Nevada Basin and Range and Fire
    Zone 459 Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties.

  • Thunderstorms…A mix of wet and dry storms will develop along
    the eastern Sierra of Mono County and Sierra Front Wednesday
    afternoon and then push northeast across the Basin and Range
    Wednesday night.

  • Outflow Winds…Erratic winds with gusts to 50 mph.

  • 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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#2

Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM
PDT THURSDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS FOR THE
WEST CENTRAL NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE AND MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON
COUNTIES…

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag
Warning for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds, which is in
effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 11 AM PDT Thursday.

  • Affected Area…Fire Zone 453 West Central Nevada Basin and
    Range and Fire Zone 459 Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties.

  • Thunderstorms…A mix of wet and dry storms will develop along
    the eastern Sierra of Mono County and east of Highway 395 in the
    western Nevada Sierra Front this afternoon…pushing northeast
    into the Basin and Range this evening and tonight. There may be
    a decrease in storm coverage overnight followed by additional
    development Thursday morning.