Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Riverton WY
926 AM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280 AND 281...

.INCREASINGLY DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS SATURDAY AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING LATE WINTER WEATHER SYSTEM MAY CAUSE FIRE DANGER TO
RISE INTO THE EXTREME FOR A FEW HOURS SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE
EARLY EVENING.

WYZ280-281-171000-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.A.0001.170318T1800Z-170319T0100Z/
Natrona County/Casper BLM-Johnson County/Casper BLM-
926 AM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 280 AND 281...

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 280 and the southern portion
  of zone 281.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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