... Red flag warning remains in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to
8 PM PDT this evening for strong winds and low relative humidity
for fire weather zones 102... 460... 461 and 462...
* affected area... in Nevada... fire weather zone 460 Esmeralda
and Nye County deserts/cnc dispatch... fire weather zone 461
Lincoln County/Ely dispatch and fire weather zone 462 Nye
County deserts/Las Vegas dispatch.
* Timing... gusty southwest winds will develop this afternoon and
persist into the evening hours before diminishing by late evening.
* Wind... southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to between 35 and 40 mph.
* Humidity... minimum values of 10 to 15 percent can be expected
in the mountains with 5 to 10 percent in the lower elevations.
* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds... low relative
humidity and dry fuels can create conditions that are
favorable for extreme fire behavior.
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.