Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
223 AM MDT MON SEP 19 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND
AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

.INCREASING WIND...WARM TEMPERATURES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
COMBINE WITH CRITICALLY DRY FUELS PRODUCING CONDITIONS FAVORABLE
FOR FIRES WITH RAPID RATES OF SPREAD.

WYZ277-279-289-192200-
/O.UPG.KRIW.FW.A.0024.160919T1800Z-160920T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0030.160919T1800Z-160920T0200Z/
LINCOLN AND UINTA COUNTIES/LOWER ELEVATIONS-
SWEETWATER COUNTY/ROCK SPRINGS BLM/FLAMING GORGE NRA-
GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS-
223 AM MDT MON SEP 19 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND WIND FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
277...279 AND 289...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 277...279 AND 289.

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

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 15 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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$



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