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NWS Bulletin: Lightning Concerns Prompt Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service office in Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect from 2:00p.m. Wednesday until 8:00a.m. Thursday.

As monsoonal moisture moves northward forecasters expect abundant lightning on dry fuels in Lassen County, eastern Plumas, eastern Sierra and northern Washoe County.

There will be a scattered mix of wet and dry thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon with a potential for storms to continue overnight and into early Thursday morning.

Lightning can create new fire starts. Strong outflow wind gusts up to 45 mph could cause a fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them.

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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