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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 3:01 AM MDT on April 20, 2014


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening for strong winds and low relative humidity for
fire weather zones 101... 102... 461... 462... 463... 464... 465 and
466...

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for strong winds and low relative humidity... which
is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for much
of southern Nevada... northwest Arizona and the Colorado River valley
in San Bernardino County.

* Affected area... in Arizona... fire weather zone 101 Lake Mead
nra/Colorado River-AZ side and fire weather zone 102 northwest
deserts/northwest plateau. In Nevada... fire weather zone 461
Lincoln County/Ely dispatch... fire weather zone 462 Nye County
deserts/Las Vegas dispatch... fire weather zone 463 Sheep
Range... fire weather zone 464 Spring Mountains... fire weather
zone 465 Clark and SW Lincoln County deserts/Las Vegas
dispatch and fire weather zone 466 Lake Mead nra/Colorado
River-NV side.

* Timing... strong winds will develop across the area during the late
morning hours around the same time that relative humidities begin
to fall below 15 percent. Winds will peak during the mid afternoon
before decreasing Tuesday evening.

* Wind... widespread southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 35
to 50 mph are expected through Tuesday afternoon. Locally higher
winds with gusts near 60 mph will be possible near exposed
ridgetops and canyon openings.

* Humidity... minimum values of 6 to 15 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds... low relative humidity
and dry fuels can create conditions that are favorable for extreme
fire behavior.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Please advise the appropriate fire weather
officials in the field of this Fire Weather Watch. Listen for
later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.



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