Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1132 AM MDT MON JUL 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG WIND GUSTS...LOW HUMIDITY AND A
VERY UNSTABLE AIR MASS ACROSS CENTRAL WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...

.STRONGER WINDS ALOFT WILL MOVE OVER CENTRAL WYOMING TODAY. A
WEAK COLD FRONT THAT HAS BROUGHT EAST WINDS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
TO THE AREA WILL ERODE RAPIDLY WITH THE STRONGER WINDS AND VERY
DRY AIR MIXING DOWN TO THE SURFACE FROM NOON TO 3 PM MDT. THE AIR
MASS WILL BECOME VERY UNSTABLE ALLOWING SMOKE COLUMNS TO RISE
SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE STRONG WIND AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE UNTIL ABOUT 9 PM MDT.

WYZ280-260300-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0013.160725T1800Z-160726T0300Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
1132 AM MDT MON JUL 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY...AND HIGH HAINES INDEX OF 6
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280...

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...7 TO 12 PERCENT.

* HAINES INDEX...6.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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.

&&

$$

WYZ283-288-260300-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0013.160725T1800Z-160726T0300Z/
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
EAST WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS/SOUTH SHOSHONE NF-
1132 AM MDT MON JUL 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WARM TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY...GUSTY WIND AND HIGH HAINES
INDEX OF 6 FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 283 AND 288...

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...6 TO 11 PERCENT.

* HAINES INDEX...6.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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.

&&

$$

WYZ285-287-260300-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0013.160725T1800Z-160726T0300Z/
SOUTH BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-OWL CREEK MOUNTAINS-
1132 AM MDT MON JUL 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WARM TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY...AND HIGH HAINES INDEX OF 6
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 285 AND 287...

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...7 TO 12 PERCENT.

* HAINES INDEX...6.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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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