Esmeralda and Central Nye County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:54 AM PDT Sep. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to
8 PM PDT this evening for gusty winds and low relative humidity
for fire weather zones 455 and 457...
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning
through Sunday evening for gusty winds and low relative humidity
for fire weather zones 455 and 457...

* 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 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.






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