Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
313 AM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...ELEVATED TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER PROBABLE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS...

.HOT DRY AND WINDY AGAIN TODAY. WINDS WILL BE LOCALLY ENHANCED BY
THE STORMS ACROSS THE AREA TODAY...ESPECIALLY IN THE WESTERN
MOUNTAINS WHERE THE STORMS WILL BE THE MOST NUMEROUS.

STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE STATE ON WEDNESDAY
AND THURSDAY AS A TROUGH APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.

WYZ276-280>283-285-287-289-300-416-012200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0016.000000T0000Z-150903T0300Z/
CODY FOOTHILLS-NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-SOUTH BIG HORN BASIN/WORLAND BLM-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-SOUTH BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-
OWL CREEK MOUNTAINS-GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS-
CASPER MOUNTAIN-
WEST WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS/EAST ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF-
313 AM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY
FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 276. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 282. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 283. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 287. FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 289. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 300. FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  416.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH THIS
  AFTERNOON AND 40 MPH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. STRONGER GUSTS
  POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSTORMS COULD SEND OUT STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS.

* HUMIDITY...LOW TO MID TEENS DURING THE AFTERNOONS.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

WYZ275-277-279-414-415-012200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.A.0007.150902T1700Z-150904T0300Z/
NORTH BIG HORN BASIN/WORLAND BLM-
LINCOLN AND UINTA COUNTIES/LOWER ELEVATIONS-
SWEETWATER COUNTY/ROCK SPRINGS BLM/FLAMING GORGE NRA-
SALT AND WYOMING RANGES/WEST ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF-
NORTH ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF AND GRAND TETON NP-
313 AM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 275. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 277.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 279. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 414. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 415.

* WIND...BECOMING SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO
  40 MPH POSSIBLE ON WEDNESDAY. SLIGHTLY LESS WIND EXPECTED ON
  THURSDAY...HOWEVER...GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH OR HIGHER ARE
  POSSIBLE.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT EAST OF THE DIVIDE...WITH AROUND
  15 PERCENT EXPECTED ACROSS THE WEST AND SOUTH

* THUNDERSTORMS...VERY DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY...WITH
  LITTLE TO NO THUNDERSTORM THREAT. MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS
  EXPECTED AGAIN THURSDAY...WITH ONLY A VERY ISOLATED
  THUNDERSTORM POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHWESTERN WYOMING.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$


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