Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
213 PM MDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING UNTIL 7 PM MDT FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF
NATRONA COUNTY...

.A GUSTY SOUTHWEST WIND WILL COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS TO BRING
EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NATRONA
COUNTY UNTIL 7 PM MDT.

WYZ280-220100-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150322T0100Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
213 PM MDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 13 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR INTENSE FIRES WITH
  RAPID RATES OF SPREAD. DELAYING SPRING BURNING IS HIGHLY
  ENCOURAGED THROUGH THIS EVENING.

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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