Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Riverton WY
230 PM MDT SUN AUG 28 2016

.Short Term...Tonight Through Monday

A red flag warning is in effect until 9 pm mdt this evening
for zones 140 and 286 where gusty winds and low relative
humidity will combine with critically dry fuels for critical
fire weather conditions. Across the far northern mountains a few
evening thunderstorms are possible. A dry cold front will push
south through much of the area east of the Continental Divide
tonight with northeast winds and cooler temperatures. high
pressure aloft will build north on Monday with lighter winds.
isolated thunderstorms may develop over the higher mountains
along the continental divide and the bighorn mountains.

.Long Term...Monday Night Through Sunday

warm dry conditions are expected through the week with relatively
light winds. strongest winds will be over the northwest Wednesday
and Thursday. Isolated showers and thunderstorms can be expected
over the higher mountains. into the weekend a stronger cold front
will bring the threat of much cooler temperatures and brisk
northeast winds...especially on Sunday.

&&

.Aviation.../00Z Issuance/

Expect VFR conditions through the period with variable high level
cloudiness. Breezy west to southwest winds will be observed in
many locations for the rest of this afternoon and evening. Expect
decreasing west winds Sunday with continued VFR conditions.

&&

.Fire Weather...

A red flag warning is in effect until 9 pm mdt this evening
for zones 140 and 286 where gusty winds and low relative
humidity will combine with critically dry fuels for critical
fire weather conditions. Across the far northern mountains a few
evening thunderstorms are possible. A dry cold front will push
south through much of the area east of the Continental Divide
tonight with northeast winds and cooler temperatures. high
pressure aloft will build north on Monday with lighter winds.
isolated thunderstorms may develop over the higher mountains
along the continental divide and the bighorn mountains.

&&

.RIW Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
Red Flag Warning until 9 PM MDT this evening for WYZ140-286.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...C.Baker
LONG TERM...C.Baker
AVIATION...Lipson
FIRE WEATHER...C.Baker



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