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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:09 PM PDT Sep. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 8 PM PDT Wednesday for
gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
455 and 457...

The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from noon to 8 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 455 White Pine County and
fire weather zone 457 northern Nye County/Lander and Eureka
counties south of Highway 50.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 12 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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