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Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Eastern Lassen County; Greater Lake Tahoe and Truckee Area; Southern Mono County; Surprise Valley California; Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, and Eastern Sierra Counties

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR WESTERN NEVADA...THE EASTERN SIERRA...AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA... The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from Monday afternoon through Monday evening.

* Affected Area...Fire Zone 270 Surprise Valley California, Fire Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, and Eastern Sierra Counties, Fire Zone 272 Greater Lake Tahoe and Truckee Area, Fire Zone 274 Southern Mono County, 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 421 Southern Sierra Front including Alpine, Northern Mono, Southern Lyon, and Western Mineral Counties, Fire Zone 423 West Humboldt Basin in Pershing County, Fire Zone 429 Lahontan Basin including Churchill and Eastern Mineral Counties and Fire Zone 458 Northern Washoe County.

* Winds...Southwest to West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Humidity...10-15% along and east of US-395. 15-20% west of US-395.

* Duration...3 to 6 hours.

* Impacts...The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them.

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires. Follow local fire restrictions. Check for updates and 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 SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 285...624 AND 625... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* Impacts: Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and critically dry vegetation will greatly increase the spread potential of any new and existing fires.

* Affected area: In Northern CA Fire Zone........Eastern 285. In South Central OR Fire Zones..Southeast 624... Southern 625. This includes the Cougar Peak Wildfire.

* Wind: Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Humidity: As low as 9 percent.

* View the hazard area in detail at: Precautionary/preparedness actions... If you have not packed your evacuation kit yet, now is the time to do so. This includes items like important documents and essentials you cannot live without. Fill your vehicle`s fuel tank. Visit for more information. Plan now to avoid using equipment that could cause sparks during the period when critical weather conditions are possible. Visit for links to fire restrictions in your area. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are possible during the valid watch time. These conditions could promote the rapid spread of wildfires which could become life- threatening. Check for forecast updates and a possible upgrade of the this watch to a Red Flag Warning. &&


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