Weather Update: Colorado River Tri-State: Red Flag Warning and Lake Wind Advisory in effect until Tuesday afternoon.

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 issued Red Flag Warning and Lake Wind Advisory in effect until the afternoon on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020.

***** Regarding Red Flag Warning: *****

The Red Flag Warning is in effect until 3:00 p.m. PT Tuesday for the areas of Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-AZ side-Lower Colorado River Valley- Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-NV side.

For Tuesday, strong winds and low RH (Relative Humidity) for areas within and adjacent to the lower Colorado River area.

*** Affected Areas: ***

– In Arizona…Fire weather zone 101.

– In California…Fire weather zone 229.

– In Nevada… Fire weather zone 466.

*** Timing: ***

– Winds will lull tonight before increasing once again Tuesday morning.

– Relative humidity will remain critically low.

*** Wind: ***

– North wind 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

– Humidity: 5 to 15 percent.

– Impacts: Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

*** Precautionary and Preparedness Actions: ***

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. 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#.X5hSNGRlBPw

***** Regarding Lake Wind Advisory: *****

The Lake Wind Advisory is in effect until 4:00 p.m. PT Tuesday for the areas of Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave-Lake Mead National Recreation Area- San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley- Including Lake Havasu City, Desert Hills, Topock, Bullhead City, Oatman, Mohave Valley, Needles, Hoover Dam, and Laughlin.

North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph expected in Nevada, Lake Mead National Recreation Area. In California, San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley. In Arizona, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave.

Impacts include strong winds and rough waves on area lakes will create hazardous conditions for small craft.

*** Precautionary and Preparedness Actions: ***

Boaters on area lakes should use extra caution since strong winds and rough waves can overturn small craft.

*** 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=Lake+Wind+Advisory&lat=34.8481&lon=-114.613#.X5hSNGRlBPw

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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