Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
132 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ACROSS MUCH OF
EASTERN WYOMING AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE ON SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

.NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL YIELD VERY LOW
AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES SATURDAY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL
COMBINE WITH DRY FUELS AND STRONG WESTERLY WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 45
MPH TO PRODUCE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

NEZ311>313-WYZ301-310-281100-
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PINE RIDGE/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/OGLALA NATIONAL GRASSLANDS-
BOX BUTTE/SOUTH SIOUX-
SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT/WILDCAT HILLS-
NIOBRARA/LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE/THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL
GRASSLAND-PLATTE/GOSHEN/CENTRAL AND EASTERN LARAMIE-
132 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.


* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 311...312 AND 313. FIRE
  WEATHER ZONES 301 AND 310.

* WIND...WESTERLY AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 30 TO 45 MPH.
  STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* 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 EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

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