Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
218 AM MDT THU SEP 25 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON...

.A GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY BREEZE WILL COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES AND CRITICAL FUELS TO
BRING CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

WYZ280-281-289-252200-
/O.UPG.KRIW.FW.A.0004.140925T1800Z-140926T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0013.140925T1800Z-140926T0100Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS-
218 AM MDT THU SEP 25 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
280...281 AND 289...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281 AND 289.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS MAY BE FAVORABLE FOR INTENSE FIRES WITH
  RAPID RATES OF SPREAD.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RIVERTON





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