Washoe County, Nevada
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Weather Alerts: Washoe County, Nevada
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Fire Weather Warning
CAZ272-NVZ450-453-200100-
/O.NEW.KREV.FW.W.0015.171019T1500Z-171020T0100Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Western Nevada Sierra Front-
West Central Nevada Basin and Range-
605 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE TAHOE BASIN EAST INTO WESTERN
PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES INCLUDING THE SIERRA FRONT...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag
Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect
until 6 PM PDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Zone 272 Greater Lake Tahoe Area, Fire
Zone 450 Western Nevada Sierra Front and Fire Zone 453 West
Central Nevada Basin and Range.

* Winds...Southwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
40 mph by late morning. Local gusts of 45 to 50 mph this
afternoon in wind prone areas.

* Humidity...10 to 20% this morning. Rising above 30% around
sunset.

* Duration...3 to 6 hours, locally up to 9 hours in wind prone
locations.

* Impacts...The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can
cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity.

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.

&&

$$

Lake Wind Advisory
CAZ072-NVZ002-200000-
/O.CON.KREV.LW.Y.0051.171019T1800Z-171020T1200Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Stateline,
and Incline Village
251 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
TO 5 AM PDT FRIDAY FOR LAKE TAHOE...

* Winds: Southwest to west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Wave Heights: 2 to 4 feet from mid-lake to eastern shores.

* Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to
capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions
improve.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.

&&

$$

Lake Wind Advisory
NVZ004-200000-
/O.CON.KREV.LW.Y.0051.171019T1800Z-171020T0300Z/
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
251 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR PYRAMID LAKE...

* Winds: Southwest to west 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Wave Heights: 2 to 4 feet from mid-lake to eastern and
northeast shores.

* Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to
capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions
improve.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
CAZ070-071-NVZ005-200000-
/O.CON.KREV.WI.Y.0014.171019T2200Z-171020T1200Z/
Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Fort Bidwell, Portola,
Susanville, Empire, and Gerlach
251 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 AM PDT FRIDAY...

* Timing: Winds increase this afternoon. Valleys will see peak
wind gusts this evening, while foothill areas will continue to
be gusty through early Friday morning.

* Winds: Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Gusts
up to 65 mph are possible in wind prone locations such as
the Highway 395 corridor between Susanville and Doyle.

* Impacts: High profile vehicles should avoid wind prone areas
such as Highway 395 from Susanville to the Nevada-California
border. Winds could be strong enough to push your vehicle
out of your travel lane. Check with NDOT or CalTrans for the
latest road information.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture and trash cans before winds increase which could blow
these items away. The best thing to do is prepare ahead of time
by making sure you have extra food and water on hand, flashlights
with spare batteries and/or candles in the event of a power
outage.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
NVZ003-200000-
/O.CON.KREV.WI.Y.0014.171019T2200Z-171020T1200Z/
Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area-
Including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, and Virginia City
251 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 AM PDT FRIDAY...

* Timing: Winds increase this afternoon. Valleys will see a 3-6
hour period of strongest winds this evening, while foothill
areas will be gusty this afternoon through early Friday morning.

* Winds: Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Gusts
up to 65 mph are possible in wind prone locations such as
Washoe Valley and foothills around Reno, Carson City and
Minden.

* Impacts: Travel restrictions for high profile vehicles are
likely. Follow instructions on highway signs and do not
attempt to travel on restricted highways. Winds could be
strong enough to push your vehicle out of your travel lane.
Check with NDOT or CalTrans for the latest road information.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture, holiday decorations and trash cans before winds
increase which could blow these items away. The best thing to do
is prepare ahead of time by making sure you have extra food and
water on hand, flashlights with spare batteries and/or candles in
the event of a power outage.

&&

$$

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