Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
311 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

...ELEVATED TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER POSSIBLE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS...

.HOT DRY AND WINDY FOR THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON WITH WESTERLY
WINDS PICKING UP AGAIN TOMORROW. WINDS WILL BE LOCALLY ENHANCED BY
THE STORMS ACROSS SOUTHERN WYOMING...WHICH ARE SENDING STRONG
OUTFLOW WINDS FAR FROM THE PARENT STORMS.

STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE STATE ON WEDNESDAY
AND THURSDAY AS A TROUGH APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.

WYZ276-280>283-285-287-289-300-416-010515-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0016.150831T2111Z-150903T0300Z/
CODY FOOTHILLS-NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-SOUTH BIG HORN BASIN/WORLAND BLM-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-SOUTH BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-
OWL CREEK MOUNTAINS-GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS-
CASPER MOUNTAIN-
WEST WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS/EAST ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF-
311 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY FOR STRONG
WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 276. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 282. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 283. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 287. FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 289. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 300. FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  416.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH...
  STRONGER GUSTS POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY IN
  FREMONT AND NATRONA COUNTIES WHERE NEARBY THUNDERSTORMS COULD
  SEND OUT STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS.

* HUMIDITY...6 TO 15 PERCENT...INCREASING ABOVE 30 PERCENT AROUND
  SUNRISE WITH POOR RECOVERY AT MID SLOPE. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
  FALL BACK BELOW 15 PERCENT ON TUESDAY LATE MORNING...BOTTOMING
  OUT AGAIN AT AROUND 10 PERCENT.

* 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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

WYZ275-277-279-414-415-010515-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.A.0007.150902T1700Z-150904T0300Z/
NORTH BIG HORN BASIN/WORLAND BLM-
LINCOLN AND UINTA COUNTIES/LOWER ELEVATIONS-
SWEETWATER COUNTY/ROCK SPRINGS BLM/FLAMING GORGE NRA-
SALT AND WYOMING RANGES/WEST ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF-
NORTH ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF AND GRAND TETON NP-
311 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 275. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 277.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 279. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 414. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 415.

* WIND...BECOMING SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40
  MPH POSSIBLE ON WEDNESDAY. SLIGHTLY LESS WIND EXPECTED ON
  THURSDAY...HOWEVER...GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH OR HIGHER ARE POSSIBLE.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT EAST OF THE DIVIDE...WITH AROUND 15
  PERCENT EXPECTED ACROSS THE WEST AND SOUTH

* THUNDERSTORMS...VERY DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY...WITH
  LITTLE TO NO THUNDERSTORM THREAT. MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED
  AGAIN THURSDAY...WITH ONLY A VERY ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM POSSIBLE
  ACROSS NORTHWESTERN WYOMING.

* 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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