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AVALANCHE FORECAST CENTER AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER #4664344


location_on A
  • 11260 Donner Pass Road, Suite C1 - PMB 401
    Truckee, Nevada

Sierra Avalanche Center provides a daily backcountry avalanche forecast for the greater Lake Tahoe region, along with avalanche education and safety programs.

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211-2023 EXTREME HEAT INFO

CONNECTING POINT #85817548


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  • 208 Sutton Way
    Grass Valley, Nevada

211 Connecting Point provides information about local disasters and major weather events. Find info at link below for 2023 extreme heat affecting Nevada and Placer Counties. Page includes info on cooling centers, how to stay safe in extreme heat, and more.

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211-2024 WINTER STORM INFO

CONNECTING POINT #82636826


location_on B
  • 208 Sutton Way
    Grass Valley, Nevada

211 Connecting Point provides information about local disasters. Find info at links below for the January 2023 winter storm affecting Nevada and Placer Counties.

Winter Storm Info from Nevada County------------------------

Winter Storm Info from Placer County------------------------

Winter storm resources can be found on the 211 Winter Weather Resources page here: https://211connectingpoint.org/2023-2024-winter-weather-resources/

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Evacuation Language and Definitions:
  • Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life and a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access
  • Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or …
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SMOKE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - NSAQMD

NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT #4661389


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  • 200 Litton Drive
    Grass Valley, Nevada
local_phone
  • Burn Day Recorder, Western Nevada County
    530-274-7928

Northern Sierra Air Quality Management provides recorded telephone information of burn day status. Investigates open burn day complaints. Provides a public education program that encourages the use of alternatives to open burning. Burn day status can be checked online at: http://myairdistrict.com/index.php/burning-info/burn-day-status/

The Burn Day Status is available by telephone:
Western Nevada County: (530) 274-7928
Eastern Nevada County: (530) 582-1027

Info about Cal Fire and burn permits at https://na0.icarol.info/resourceview2.aspx?First=1&country=-1&org=2265&agencynum=70720462
WOOD STOVE AND WOOD SMOKE - NSAQMD

NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT #75136269


location_on C
  • 200 Litton Drive
    Grass Valley, Nevada

Safety and efficiency information for wood stoves and wood smoke mitigation. Burn Wise program. https://myairdistrict.com/index.php/burning-info/burn-wise/
DEFINITIONS: WATCH, WARNING, ADVISORY - NWS

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE #63685108


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  • 43858 Weather Service Rd.
    Sterling, Loudoun

Weather watch/warning/advisory definitions: https://www.weather.gov/lwx/WarningsDefined. This information can help with emergency preparedness. In addition to web links below, the National Weather Service Sacramento office can be reached 24/7 at 916-979-3051.

SOME KEY ONES IN NEVADA COUNTY (fire, heat, flooding):

FIRE
The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity. 
  • A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours.
  • A Fire Weather Watch is issued when weather conditions could exist in the next 12-72 hours.
 
A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert. During these times extreme caution is urged by all residents, because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire. A Fire Weather Watch is one level below a Red Fla… [read more]
GLOSSARY - NWS

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE #70211385


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  • 1325 East West Highway
    Silver Spring, Montgomery

Glossary of National Weather Service terms and acronyms. 

https://training.weather.gov/nwstc/sysinfo/glossary.html