Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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FXUS65 KRIW 200448
AFDRIW

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Riverton WY
1048 PM MDT TUE JUL 19 2016

.SHORT TERM...Tonight Through Wednesday

Rather dry southwest flow aloft will continue over the area
tonight and wednesday.  Isolated to widely scattered showers
and thunderstorms will be possible over and near the mountains
and across the south this evening and again on wednesday
afternoon. temperatures will be hot...especially across the north
with some highs at or around 100.

.LONG TERM...Wednesday night THROUGH Tuesday

the dry southwest flow will continue possibly shifting more to
the west through the weekend and early next week. Isolated to
widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible over
and near the mountains and across the south. Temperatures will
remain very warm to hot.

&&

.AVIATION.../06Z ISSUANCE/

The main aviation concerns:

1. Very isolated high based convection mainly along and southeast of
a KRKS-KCPR line Wednesday afternoon/evening. Gusty/Dry microburst
winds will be the main hazard.

2. Smoke from ongoing wildfires across western Wyoming will cause
MVFR restrictions at times especially on routes between KJAC-KRIW
and KJAC-KBPI/KPNA. KJAC terminal could see MVFR restrictions from
smoke Wed. morning, and will have 6SM FU in KJAC TAF for now.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...

Rather dry southwest flow aloft will continue over the area
through the weekend.  Isolated to widely scattered showers and
thunderstorms will be possible over and near the mountains and
across the south. Wednesday will see rather strong southwest
winds over the western mountains...across Fremont...Natrona and
Johnson counties. Fire weather watches are in effect for zones
414 415 416 280 281 283 and 285 Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will be hot especially across the north with highs
at or around 100. Little change in the weather pattern is
anticipated other than a gradual shift to more westerly flow
by the weekend.


&&

.RIW Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
Fire Weather Watch from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday
evening for WYZ280-281-283-285-414>416.

&&

$$

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


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