Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Las Vegas, NV

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
1001 AM PDT WED APR 1 2015

.GUSTY AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR RAPID
FIRE GROWTH ACROSS THE SIERRA AND OWENS VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

WOLCOTT

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