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AVALANCHE FORECAST CENTER AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER #4664344


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

Provides a daily backcountry avalanche forecast for the greater Lake Tahoe region, along with avalanche education and safety programs.

 
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

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
COOLING CENTERS - COUNTY OF PLACER

COOLING CENTERS - COUNTY OF PLACER #69590340


local_phone
  • Placer County Animal Services
    530-886-5500
  • After-Hours
    2-1-1

Cooling Centers in Placer County, CA will be updated as info. changes.

Cooling Centers:

If no Cooling Centers are listed, none may be available at this time. Please contact 2-1-1 for more information.

Pets:

If you have an animal who you cannot safely care for in the heat if you leave your residence, contact Placer County Animal Services, as they have some shelter capacity to assist in caring for animals; please call 530-886-5500.

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DEFINITIONS: WATCH, WARNING, ADVISORY - NWS

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE #63685108



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


Glossary of National Weather Service terms and acronyms. 

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