Source: National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada (Information):
Needles, California: The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a High Wind Warning and Red Flag Warning for Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.
– The High Wind Warning begins at 6:00 a.m. PT until 11:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday.
According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada, north winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected.
The High Wind Warning includes Lake Havasu, Fort Mohave, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley, and including the communities of Lake Havasu City, Desert Hills, Topock, Bullhead City, Oatman, Mohave Valley, Needles, Hoover Dam, and Laughlin.
High Wind Warning impacts include damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines; widespread power outages are expected; and travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Precautions includes people should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches; if possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows; and use caution if you must drive.
– The Red Flag Warning begins at 8:00 a.m. PT until 11:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday.
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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada, strong northerly winds will increase and become more widespread on Tuesday as a cold front sweeps south through the region. An extention of the warning beyond 11 pm this evening into Wednesday is possible especially in the Colorado River Valley.
North winds will increase across the area Tuesday with the strongest winds expected during the morning and afternoon hours.
Widespread north winds at 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph along with localized wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph.
The High Wind Warning includes Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-AZ side- Northwest Deserts/Northwest Plateau- Owens Valley/Southern Inyo Forest-Death Valley National Park- Mojave Desert Including Morongo Valley/Yucca Valley- Lower Colorado River Valley-Sheep Range-Spring Mountains- Clark and SW Lincoln County Deserts/Las Vegas Dispatch- Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-NV side.
Red Flag Warning impacts include any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
More information can be found on the National Weather Service website for Needles, California area at: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Needles&state=CA&site=VEF&textField1=34.8481&textField2=-114.613&e=0#.X1c5Z2llA0G or at the National Weather Service website at: https://www.weather.gov/
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Be prepare, stay on alert and stay safe everybody.