Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Riverton WY
1123 PM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.SHORT TERM...Tonight Through Sunday (Issued at 236 PM MDT)

cooler high pressure has moved over the area and will remain
in place through Sunday.  the air is quite dry with very low
relative humidity. across the north and east a dry cold front
will move south and west sunday with a wind shift to the
northeast. with clear skies and very low dew points cooler lows
are expected by sunrise.

.LONG TERM...Sunday night Through Saturday

conditions will remain dry Sunday night through tuesday night
with a battle between warmer dry air to the southwest and cooler
and slightly moister air to the northeast. this will keep a
frontal boundary moving north during the day and returning south
at night. some showers and thunderstorms are expected to return to
the far northern mountains on Wednesday. then each day through
saturday they are expected to move farther and farther south up to
the continental divide by friday. the far south and far west are
expected to remain dry.

&&

.AVIATION.../06Z ISSUANCE/

VFR conditions will prevail through 06Z Monday. Some smoke may occur
in areas where active wildfires are occurring. This will impact
visibility at times in the valleys through 18z. Smoke plumes aloft
are expected in the afternoon and evening. Wind speeds will be light
at terminal sites east of the divide Sunday. Wind speeds west of the
divide at terminal sites will range from 8 to 15 knots during the
afternoon and early evening of Sunday.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...

...DRY BREEZY CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY...

Cooler high pressure has moved over the area and will remain in
place through Sunday. the air is quite dry with very low relative
humidity. Shower and thunderstorm activity will return to the far
north on wednesday and spread south to the continental divide
through the week.

&&

.RIW Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

&&

$$

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



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