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

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:42 PM PDT Oct. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday afternoon
through late Thursday night for Mono and eastern alpine

* affected area... fire zone 273 Mono and eastern alpine counties.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph Thursday
afternoon and night. Local gusts of 50 to 55 mph possible
Thursday night on mid-slopes and wind prone areas.

* Humidity... minimum 10 to 15 percent Thursday afternoon. Poor
recovery Thursday night with rh remaining below 35 percent
into early Friday morning.

* 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.