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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 5:57 AM PDT on October 17, 2017

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on October 20, 2017


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
late Thursday night due to gusty winds and low humidity for Mono
and eastern alpine counties...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from
Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night.

* 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 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.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno



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