Once again fire danger is at the head of the weather picture. Winds will pick up ahead of a dry cold front on Wednesday, which increases the fire danger across western Nevada to the point that a Red Flag Fire Warning has been issued for Wednesday from 1-9 pm. The cold front will cool things down a bit, from the mid-80s on Wednesday to the upper 70s Thursday, and then dropping down into the low to mid 70s by Saturday. Even with the passage of the cold fronts, no rainfall is expected from the systems through the Labor Day weekend.

Cloud seeding generator.

Cloud seeding generator.

More on cloud seeding: In order for cloud seeding to make a real difference, you need a storm that is already producing precipitation. Contrary to popular opinion, cloud seeding doesn’t produce rain or snow from clouds where there wouldn’t be any without it. Rather, it increases the “yield” for storm clouds to produce precipitation more efficiently. This works best during the winter with broad frontal band storms.

In addition, because of the nature of summertime convective storms (thunderstorms), they aren’t widespread in the area they put down rainfall, so even if you could squeeze rain from one, the areal extent of that rainfall would be very small… not at all practical for the meager results.

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