Current Watches and Warnings
Nevada, Southwest and South Central Elko County
Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 2:33 PM PDT on June 17, 2013
... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 9 PM PDT Tuesday for
gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
454... 455... 457... 467... 468... 469 and 470...
The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity... which is in
effect from 11 am to 9 PM PDT Tuesday. The Fire Weather Watch is
no longer in effect.
* Affected area... fire weather zone 454 central Lander and
Eureka counties... fire weather zone 455 White Pine County...
fire weather zone 457 Lander/Eureka counties south of Highway
50 plus northern Nye County... fire weather zone 467 central
and western Humboldt County... fire weather zone 468 eastern
Humboldt County and northwestern Elko County... fire weather
zone 469 southwestern and central Elko County and fire weather
zone 470 eastern Elko County.
* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* Relative humidity... min rh of 5 to 10 percent.
* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low humidity will
create critical fire weather conditions.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures will
create explosive fire growth potential.
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