Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
308 PM MDT TUE AUG 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
FOR MUCH OF THE HIGH COUNTRY OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF
SOUTHEAST WYOMING TODAY. A COLD FRONT IS MOVING THROUGH THE AREA
FROM THE NORTHWEST THAT WILL KEEP WINDS STRONG. WINDS COULD EASE
BEHIND THE FRONT LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

WYZ301-232215-
/O.CAN.KCYS.FW.W.0021.000000T0000Z-160824T0200Z/
NIOBRARA/LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE/THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL
GRASSLAND-
308 PM MDT TUE AUG 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 301...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS CANCELLED THE RED
FLAG WARNING.

COLD FRONT MOVED THROUGH CONVERSE AND NIOBRARA COUNTY WITH
HUMIDITIES RISING SLOWLY AND WINDS EASING. COULD STILL SEE GUSTS
IN THE LOW TO MID 20 MPH RANGE...BUT WIDESPREAD CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED.

$$

WYZ302>304-306-308>310-240200-
/O.CON.KCYS.FW.W.0021.000000T0000Z-160824T0200Z/
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-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE/MEDICINE BOW NF-
PLATTE/GOSHEN/CENTRAL AND EASTERN LARAMIE-
308 PM MDT TUE AUG 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
302...303...304... 306...308...309 AND 310...

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

* 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. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$


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