Weather Alert: Colorado River Tri-State: Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning in effect until Monday night.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada (Information):

Colorado River Tri-State: The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning in effect until 9:00 p.m. PT on Monday, October 26th, 2020.

*** Regarding Wind Advisory: ***

The Wind Advisory is in effect for the areas of Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave-Western Mojave Desert- Eastern Mojave Desert-Morongo Basin-Cadiz Basin- San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley- Including Lake Havasu City, Desert Hills, Topock, Barstow, Daggett, Fort Irwin, Baker, Mountain Pass, Mitchell Caverns, Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, Vidal Junction, and Needles.

North winds 30 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.

Most of the deserts of San Bernardino County and the Colorado River Valley including Baker, Lake Havasu City, Topock, Needles, and Vidal Junction.

Impacts includes gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Wave heights on Lake Havasu could reach up to 4 feet resulting in significant hazards to boaters.

Precautionary and preparedness actions includes use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

** More Information: National Weather Service: **

https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=5%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Wind+Advisory&lat=34.8481&lon=-114.613#.X5ZXbGRlBPw

*** Regarding Red Flag Warning: ***

The Red Flag Warning is in effect for the areas of Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-AZ side- Northwest Deserts/Northwest Plateau- Mojave Desert Including Morongo Valley/Yucca Valley- Lower Colorado River Valley-Sheep Range-Spring Mountains- Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-NV side-.

Strong winds and low RH for Southern Nevada and portions of Southern California and Northwestern Arizona.

Areas affected include:

In Arizona…Fire weather zones 101 and 102.

In California…Fire weather zones 228 and 229.

In Nevada… Fire weather zones 463, 464, and 466.

Winds will peak tonight into Monday as RH values drop below critical thresholds.

Winds will be north winds 25 to 40 mph gusting 35 to 50 mph.

Humidity will be 5 to 15 percent Monday afternoon.

Impacts includes any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

Precautionary and preparedness actions; 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. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Heed all fire restrictions.

** More Information: National Weather Service: **

https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=5%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Red+Flag+Warning&lat=34.8481&lon=-114.613#.X5ZXbGRlBPw

Please make sure to drive safely along the roadway and please be always on alert for any troubles, including fires; alert emergency crews and law enforcement (911) immediately if you see a fire.

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