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NWS Bulletin: Extremely Dangerous Red Flag Fire Conditions Monday and Tuesday

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

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The National Weather Service office in Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for extremely dangerous fire conditions in our region Monday and Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The urgent Red Flag Warning covers the following areas: Surprise Valley California – Western Lassen/Eastern Plumas/Eastern Sierra/Eastern Nevada Counties – Eastern Lassen County – Western Nevada Sierra Front – West Central Nevada Basin and Range – Northern Washoe County – Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties.

The Red Flag Warning will be in effect from noon until 8:00p.m. on Monday and Tuesday for gusty winds and low humidity.

Forecasters say that this is a particularly dangerous situation for areas downwind of the Long Valley Fire Monday afternoon and evening. Strong winds are expected to rapidly push fire in close proximity to local communities. Heed any evacuation orders. React quickly, you may not have much time to leave.

Winds will gust up to 40 mph on Monday and 35 mph on Tuesday.

The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them. Existing fires will possibly break containment lines as spotting and the rate of fire spread increases.

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires. Follow local fire restrictions.

For more information you can always find current conditions at LassenWeatherNetwork.com.


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One Response to NWS Bulletin: Extremely Dangerous Red Flag Fire Conditions Monday and Tuesday

  1. Stella Johnson

    Stella Johnson

    Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Shane Matthew Kristina Oliver you guys always have a place to stay!!! If you need to leave, don’t wait until the last minute!! Love you. Be careful and stay safe…..

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