Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
354 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.A RAPID TREND TOWARD WARMER AND DRIER CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED ON
TODAY. AFTERNOON HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL INTO THE LOWER TEENS
AND WINDS WILL GUST BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH. THESE CONDITIONS WILL
COMBINE WITH DRY FUELS TO CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
FOR PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 301 THROUGH 304...306 AND 308.

WYZ301>304-306-308-280000-
/O.CON.KCYS.FW.W.0022.160827T1800Z-160828T0200Z/
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-
354 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WEST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 302...304 AND 306...

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

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES OF 10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
  COULD CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH.
  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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