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Red Flag Warning Issued for Western Nevada Sierra Front

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From the National Weather Service:

A red flag warning remains in effect from 1 pm Wednesday to 9 pm Wednesday night for gusty winds and low humidity for the Western Nevada Sierra Front.

Low pressure over the Pacific Northwest will bring windy conditions through Friday with the strongest winds Thursday afternoon and evening. Winds will not decrease over the higher elevations and in foothill locations along the Sierra Front Thursday night. In addition to the gusty winds, very dry air will be in place with poor overnight recovery and afternoon values in the single digits.

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The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a fire weather watch for gusty winds and low humidity which is in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening.

* Winds Wednesday: southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* Winds Thursday: southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Gusty winds will continue in the foothills and wind prone valleys through Thursday night.

* Winds Friday: southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* Humidity: near and below 10% during the afternoon and evening hours with poor overnight recovery of 20 to 25%.

* Impacts: the combination of gusty winds and low humidity will create critical fire weather conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

A red flag warning means weather conditions can cause fires to grow exponentially in size and intensity before first responders can contain them. Avoid doing outdoor activities that can create a spark near dry vegetation such as yard work, target shooting or campfires. Continue to check weather.gov/reno for updates and preparedness tips.

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