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Special Statement

Statement as of 3:49 PM PDT on July 29, 2016

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on July 29, 2016


... Strong thunderstorms north of Reno...

At 344 PM PDT... Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 12
miles northwest of Sutcliffe... or 13 miles west of Pyramid Lake...
moving northeast at 5 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Reno... Doyle... Herlong... Pyramid Lake... Chilcoot... Chilcoot-Vinton...
Hallelujah Junction... Frenchman Lake... Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley...
Vinton... Sutcliffe... Cold Springs valley... Spanish Springs...
Loyalton... Stead Airport... Frenchman campground...
Spring Creek Campground... CA 49 at Sierra-Plumas co line...
CA 70 at Plumas-Lassen co line and Big Cove campground.

The Virginia Mountains complex and rock fire are in the path of this
storm and firefighters should prepare for erratic and gusty wind
shifts.

Gusty winds will also affect Pyramid Lake with choppy lake
conditions. Boaters should take precaution now!

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3965 11956 3964 12028 4034 12035 4036 11950
time... Mot... loc 2244z 222deg 5kt 4004 11981


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349 PM PDT Fri Jul 29 2016

... Strong thunderstorms north of Reno...

At 344 PM PDT... Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 12
miles northwest of Sutcliffe... or 13 miles west of Pyramid Lake...
moving northeast at 5 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Reno... Doyle... Herlong... Pyramid Lake... Chilcoot... Chilcoot-Vinton...
Hallelujah Junction... Frenchman Lake... Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley...
Vinton... Sutcliffe... Cold Springs valley... Spanish Springs...
Loyalton... Stead Airport... Frenchman campground...
Spring Creek Campground... CA 49 at Sierra-Plumas co line...
CA 70 at Plumas-Lassen co line and Big Cove campground.

The Virginia Mountains complex and rock fire are in the path of this
storm and firefighters should prepare for erratic and gusty wind
shifts.

Gusty winds will also affect Pyramid Lake with choppy lake
conditions. Boaters should take precaution now!

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3965 11956 3964 12028 4034 12035 4036 11950
time... Mot... loc 2244z 222deg 5kt 4004 11981


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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:48 PM PDT on July 29, 2016


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening
for dry thunderstorms and erratic outflow winds across extreme
northeast California and northwest Nevada...

* affected area... fire zone 270 Surprise Valley California, fire
zone 278 eastern Lassen County and fire zone 458 northern
Washoe County.

* Thunderstorms... isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms are
expected to develop mid to late afternoon lasting into the
early evening.

* Outflow winds... erratic and sudden wind gusts 35-50 mph are
likely with locally higher gusts possible in the desert areas.

* Impacts... lightning can create new fire starts and may combine
with strong outflow winds to cause a 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.





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