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Nevada, South Central Elko County

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:08 PM PDT on June 27, 2017


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 9 PM PDT Wednesday
for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
454... 455... 457 and 470...

The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity... which is in
effect from 11 am to 9 PM PDT Wednesday.

* 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 and fire weather zone 470 eastern
Elko County.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 7 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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