Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
240 AM MDT SUN AUG 17 2014

...VERY DRY AND BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING TODAY...

.VERY DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN WYOMING FROM NOON TODAY THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.
THIS WILL INCLUDE FREMONT...SWEETWATER AND NATRONA COUNTIES. THESE
PARAMETERS WILL COMBINE WITH CRITICALLY DRY VEGETATION TO PRODUCE
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

WYZ279-280-283-289-300-172200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0007.140817T1800Z-140818T0200Z/
SWEETWATER COUNTY/ROCK SPRINGS BLM/FLAMING GORGE NRA-
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-
240 AM MDT SUN AUG 17 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 279...280...283...289 AND 300...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 279...280...283...289 AND
  300.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...A POTENTIAL FOR AN INCREASE IN FIRE BEHAVIOR FOR ANY
  NEW OR ONGOING FIRES.

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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