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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 10:01 AM PDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 7:00 AM EDT on April 02, 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



Record Report

Statement as of 9:19 AM PDT on April 01, 2015


... A March madness of warmth sets a record for Las Vegas...

For Las Vegas, the average temperature for March 2015 was 66.7
degrees. This breaks the previous record for the warmest March ever
of 66.5 set in 2004. The record warmth was a combination of the
warmest average low temperature of 55.6 ever for March (which broke
the previous record of 54.6 set in 2004) and the warm average high
temperature of 77.8 (which ranks as the 3rd warmest ever). There
were a total of 2 days with a high of 90 or better which ranks as
the 2nd highest ever for March tied with 2007. Only 2004 with 3 such
days ranks higher. Official records for Las Vegas date to 1937.

The above information is preliminary and is subject to a final
review before being certified by the National climatic data center.


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