West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:07 AM PDT Sep. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
11 am PDT Monday for the greater Lake Tahoe area...

* changes... none.

* Affected area... fire zone 272 greater Lake Tahoe area.

* Winds... a strong cold front will bring southwest to west winds
of 15 to 30 mph with gusts 35 to 45 mph beginning Sunday
morning and lasting into Monday.

* Humidity... minimum 8 to 18% this afternoon, with poor recovery
tonight. Minimum 15 to 25% early Monday.

* Duration... 6 to 12 hours. Mid slope locations may see up to 18
hours.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low humidity can
cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.