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Watches & Warnings

Dust Storm Advisory
Issued: 3:45 PM PDT Sep. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Elko Nevada has issued a

* dust advisory for...
Lander County in north central Nevada...
northwestern White Pine County in northeastern Nevada...
south central Elko County in northeastern Nevada...
Eureka County in north central Nevada...

* until 445 PM PDT.

* At 345 PM PDT, an area of suspended dust was moving through Lander
and Eureka counties.

Hazard... less than one mile visibility with strong wind gusts in
           up to around 50 mph.

Source... satellite.

Impact... hazardous travel, especially along Hwy 50 and I-80.

Locations impacted include...
Battle Mountain, Carlin, Eureka, Hickison Summit, Crescent Valley,
Eureka Airport, New Pass Summit, Austin, Beowawe, Argenta, Pine
Valley, Dunphy, Pinto Summit, Grass Valley, Diamond Valley, Emigrant
Pass, Palisade, Garden Pass, Railroad Pass and Newark Valley.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Blowing dust brings reduced visibility, leading to dangerous driving
conditions. If driving, avoid blowing dust if possible. If caught in
dense blowing dust, pull off the Road, turn off your lights and keep
your foot off the brake.

Motorists should not drive into an area of blowing dust. Pull aside
stay alive!

Lat... Lon 3943 11764 3946 11765 3946 11766 3956 11748
      3963 11746 3964 11749 3968 11746 3977 11750
      3992 11747 4001 11754 4064 11724 4065 11702
      4070 11702 4072 11693 4078 11596 3934 11567
      3934 11772 3938 11772
time... Mot... loc 2245z 240deg 49kt 4002 11677


Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:49 PM PDT Sep. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening
for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
454... 455... 457... 469 and 470...

* affected area... fire weather zone 454 central Lander and
Eureka counties... 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... southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 10 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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