Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Riverton WY
205 PM MDT SUN JUL 17 2016

.SHORT TERM...Tonight Through Monday

Rather dry west southwest flow aloft will be over the area through
Monday with very warm to hot temperatures. Isolated afternoon and
evening showers and thunderstorms will be possible mainly over
the mountains this evening and again on Monday. Gusty southwest
winds will increase over and near the east slopes of the mountains
Monday afternoon.

.LONG TERM...Monday night Through Sunday

Rather dry west southwest flow aloft will be over the area through
the weekend with very warm to hot temperatures and low relative
humidity. Isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms
will be possible mainly over the mountains monday evening and
again on Tuesday. Then the convection is expected to be limited
to the extreme south over sweetwater county.  Gusty southwest
winds will increase over and near the east slopes of the mountains.

&&

.AVIATION.../00Z ISSUANCE/

Showers and thunderstorms will be found across much of central and
western Wyoming through around 04z this evening. Gusty wind and small
hail will be possible, with associated periods of MVFR conditions and
mountain obscurations. By 06z, mainly mountain shower activity is
expected. This activity will linger through 12z Monday, with widespread
VFR conditions then expected. Wind will start to increase after 16z
with periods of gusty wind expected by 20z for many terminals. Any
shower development is expected to be over the northern mountains after
20z and could result in local mountain obscurations. Minimal impacts
from these storms are anticipated at area terminals, though nearby
storms may result in periods of breezy and erratic wind at KCOD.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...

Rather dry west southwest flow aloft will be over the area through
the week with very warm to hot temperatures and low relative
humidity. Isolated afternoon and evening showers and
thunderstorms will be possible mainly over the higher mountains
this evening and again on Monday. Gusty southwest winds will
increase over and near the east slopes of the mountains Monday
afternoon combining with relative humidity of 10 to 15 percent in
the lower elevations.

&&

.RIW Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
Fire Weather Watch from Monday afternoon through Monday evening
for WYZ280-300.

&&

$$

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



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