Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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FXUS65 KRIW 260314
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Riverton WY
914 PM MDT MON JUL 25 2016

.UPDATE...Red Flag Warning has expired and convection is winding
down this evening. Some decent wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph earlier
out of weak collasping showers.

.SHORT TERM...Tonight Through Tuesday (Issued at 245 PM MDT)

A pacific low pressure trough with an area of enhanced mid level
winds will pass over the area through the evening. Very dry air
is over the area with deep mixing. There is enough moisture to
form very isolated high based showers and thunderstorms with wind
gusts of 55 mph. A red flag warning remains in effect through 9
pm mdt for fire weather zones 280 283 285 287 and 288. A cold
front will come south later tonight and end up along the
continental divide by early morning. Afternoon and evening
showers and thunderstorms will form over and near the northern
mountains spreading south into central wyoming.

.LONG TERM...Tuesday Through Monday

a series of cold fronts will move south each night through the
week enhancing the low level moisture up along the continental
divide.  areas over and near the mountains will see increasing
afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. the far south
will also continue to see increasing shower and thunderstorms.
over the weekend and early next week some monsoon moisture
will move into the west and southwest.

&&

.AVIATION.../00Z ISSUANCE/

VFR conditions will prevail through Tuesday. Isolated gusty showers
and thunderstorms will be possible in Sweetwater County and in and
near the mountains along and east of the divide through 04z. Outflow
wind gusts of 40 to 50 knots will be the main hazard near showers or
storms. Tuesday will be a similar day with just a few more storms in
and near the mountains for the north half.

Smoke will continue to be an issue near active wildfires. Smoke
plumes are expected this afternoon into the evening which will send
columns of smoke across portions of the sky. Little change is
expected for Tuesday.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...

A pacific low pressure trough with an area of enhanced mid level
winds will pass over the area through the evening. Very dry air
is over the area with deep mixing. There is enough moisture to
form very isolated high based showers and thunderstorms with wind
gusts of 55 mph. A red flag warning remains in effect through 9
pm mdt for fire weather zones 280 283 285 287 and 288. A cold
front will come south later tonight and end up along the
continental divide by early morning. Afternoon and evening
showers and thunderstorms will form over and near the northern
mountains spreading south into central wyoming.

&&

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

&&

$$

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



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