Inyo County, California
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Fire Weather Warning
CAZ226-021100-
/O.NEW.KVEF.FW.W.0001.150401T2300Z-150402T1100Z/
OWENS VALLEY/SOUTHERN INYO FOREST-
1001 AM PDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 226...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PDT THURSDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN CALIFORNIA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 226 OWENS
VALLEY/SOUTHERN INYO FOREST.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS AFTERNOON...PEAK OVERNIGHT
AND TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING 50 TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE
IN THE SIERRA...WITH GUSTS 35-40 MPH IN THE OWENS VALLEY.

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 12 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. DRY CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE EASTERN
SIERRA SLOPES. THE OWENS VALLEY MAY SEE RH'S RECOVER TO 15-25
PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS COULD CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EITHER OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE FIRE
WEATHER OFFICIALS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
CAZ519-020400-
/O.CON.KVEF.WI.Y.0006.150401T2300Z-150402T1100Z/
EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-
INCLUDING...ASPENDELL...WHITNEY PORTAL
1012 AM PDT WED APR 1 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM
PDT THURSDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM
PDT THURSDAY FOR THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SIERRA.

* WINDS: WEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING: DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY LATE AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE NIGHT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE
EXPECTED BETWEEN 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON AND 2 AM THURSDAY
MORNING.

* LOCATIONS: ASPENDELL...WHITNEY PORTAL...AND OTHER AREAS ALONG THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SIERRA OF INYO COUNTY.

* IMPACTS: DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ON ROADS LEADING INTO
THE SIERRA FROM THE OWENS VALLEY. HIKERS AND OTHER
RECREATIONAL ENTHUSIASTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO ENCOUNTER
STRONG WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT CROSSWINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE STRONG
ENOUGH TO MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. IN ADDITION...STRONG WINDS OVER DESERT AREAS COULD RESULT
IN BRIEFLY LOWERED VISIBILITY TO WELL UNDER A MILE AT TIMES IN
BLOWING DUST OR BLOWING SAND. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

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