Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
1058 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT TODAY THROUGH 8 PM FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND
THE NORTHERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR TUESDAY FOR FWZ 302 THRU 304...306 AND
308 FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.WIDESPREAD GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING
AND THE NORTHERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
POSSIBLE AS WELL DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF ZONES 309 AND 310...AS WELL AS ZONES 311 AND
312. GUSTY WINDS AND LITTLE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH THESE
STORMS. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED AGAIN TUESDAY
FOR CARBON AND ALBANY COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING AS WELL AS
WESTERN CONVERSE COUNTY. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR
THESE AREAS TUESDAY.

WYZ301>304-306-308-230100-
/O.NEW.KCYS.FW.A.0018.160823T1600Z-160824T0200Z/
/O.CON.KCYS.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-160823T0200Z/
NIOBRARA/LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE/THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL
GRASSLAND-NORTH LARAMIE RANGE/MEDICINE BOW NF-
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN CARBON/FERRIS-SEMINOE-SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-
LARAMIE VALLEY/SHIRLEY BASIN-
1058 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
301...302...303...304...306 AND 308...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 301... 302...303...304...306 AND 308...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 301. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 302.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 303. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 304. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 306. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 308.

* WIND...SUSTAINED SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH.
  GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN TUESDAY.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM 8 TO 15 PERCENT. LOW HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED
  TO RETURN TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF WARM TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY
  WINDS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD.
  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. THE COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
MAY DEVELOP. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

&&

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NEZ311-312-WYZ309-310-230100-
/O.CON.KCYS.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-160823T0200Z/
PINE RIDGE/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/OGLALA NATIONAL GRASSLANDS-
BOX BUTTE/SOUTH SIOUX-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE/MEDICINE BOW NF-
PLATTE/GOSHEN/CENTRAL AND EASTERN LARAMIE-
1058 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
309...310...311 AND 312...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 311. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 312.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 309. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 310.

* WIND...SUSTAINED SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35
  MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM 8 TO 15 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
  LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...MAINLY SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF
  ZONES 309 AND 310...AS WELL AS ZONES 311 AND 312. GUSTY WINDS
  AND LITTLE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM THESE STORMS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF WARM TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY
  WINDS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD.
  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. THE COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$



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