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Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Eastern Lassen County; Surprise Valley California; Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra, Eastern Nevada Counties

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND NEW FIRE STARTS TUESDAY FOLLOWED BY GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WEDNESDAY...

* Changes...Wet Thunderstorms Tuesday, very dry with breezy winds north of Interstate 80 Wednesday.

* Affected Area...Fire Zone 270 Surprise Valley California, Fire Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra, and Eastern Nevada Counties, Fire Zone 278 Eastern Lassen County, Fire Zone 420 Northern Sierra Front including Carson City, Douglas, Storey, Southern Washoe, Western Lyon, and Far Southern Lassen Counties, Fire Zone 423 West Humboldt Basin in Pershing County and Fire Zone 458 Northern Washoe County.

* WINDS...For Tuesday, outflow winds near thunderstorms near 50 mph. For Wednesday, West winds 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph north of Interstate 80.

* HUMIDITY...Afternoon humidity 10 to 15 percent each day. Recoveries Tuesday night 50-70 percent in most valleys with 25-35 percent on mid-slopes.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Wet with 10 to 15 mph storm motion Tuesday. No thunderstorms forecast Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Lightning potentially creating new fires followed by thunderstorm outflows, gusty zephyr winds, and drier air resulting in fire spread. Be prepared for a busy period of new fires if the forecast pans out.

* CONFIDENCE...Confidence remains medium as thunderstorms may be rather wet Tuesday.

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires. Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.gov/reno for updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.


Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Modoc County Except for the Surprise Valley

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

* Impacts: Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of new and existing fires.

* Affected area: In Northern CA...Fire Weather Zone 285.

* Wind: Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Humidity: As low as 10 percent.

* View the hazard area in detail at: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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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