Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
235 PM MDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND
CENTRAL WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. A COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...GUSTY WINDS...A WIND SHIFT...LIGHTNING AND A HAINES
INDEX OF SIX WILL LIKELY BRING CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS TO SOME
PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

WYZ288-414>416-230300-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-160723T0300Z/
EAST WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS/SOUTH SHOSHONE NF-
SALT AND WYOMING RANGES/WEST ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF-
NORTH ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF AND GRAND TETON NP-
WEST WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS/EAST ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF-
235 PM MDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR THE EAST SLOPE OF THE WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 288.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35
  MPH. GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS OF 35 TO 55 MPH POSSIBLE IN STRONGER
  SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

* HUMIDITY...13 TO 17 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED ISOLATED SHOWERS THIS MORNING THEN
  ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1 PM UNTIL AROUND 9 PM WITH THE
  POTENTIAL FOR DRY LIGHTNING. BEST CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
  EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON.

* 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.

&&

$$

WYZ283-230300-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-160723T0300Z/
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
235 PM MDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR THE WIND RIVER BASIN...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 283.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 25 TO 35 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED AFTER
  THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS OF 35 TO 55 MPH
  POSSIBLE IN STRONGER SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 9 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 3 PM WITH THE
  POTENTIAL FOR DRY LIGHTNING.

* 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.

&&

$$

WYZ285-230300-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-160723T0300Z/
SOUTH BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-
235 PM MDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR THE SOUTHERN BIG HORN MOUNTAINS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 285.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 25 TO 35 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED AFTER
  THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS OF 35 TO 55 MPH
  POSSIBLE IN STRONGER SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 17 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 3 PM WITH THE
  POTENTIAL FOR DRY LIGHTNING.

* 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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