Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
332 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

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

.HOT DRY AND WINDY AGAIN TODAY. WINDS WILL BE LOCALLY ENHANCED BY
THE STORMS ACROSS THE AREA...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE STOUTH AND IN
THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS WHERE THE STORMS WILL BE THE MOST NUMEROUS.
STORMS WILL BE MIXED WET AND DRY WITH SOME LAL OF 6
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE DRIER FOOTHILLS AND IF ANY STORMS GET
INTO THE BASINS EAST OF THE DIVIDE. IN ADDITION...THERE WILL BE A
HAINES INDEX OF 5 OR 6 ACROSS THE AREA FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE STATE ON WEDNESDAY
AND THURSDAY AS A TROUGH APPROACHES FROM THE WEST WITH WIDESPREAD
LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WIND.

WYZ275>277-279>283-285-287-289-300-414>416-020930-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0016.000000T0000Z-150904T0300Z/
NORTH BIG HORN BASIN/WORLAND BLM-CODY FOOTHILLS-
LINCOLN AND UINTA COUNTIES/LOWER ELEVATIONS-
SWEETWATER COUNTY/ROCK SPRINGS BLM/FLAMING GORGE NRA-
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-
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-
332 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
STRONG WIND...LOW HUMIDITY...HOT TEMPERATURES...HIGH HAINES INDEX
AND CRITICAL LIGHTNING...

* 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 30 MPH THIS
  AFTERNOON AND 40 MPH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. STRONGER GUSTS
  POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSTORMS COULD SEND OUT STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS.

* HUMIDITY...LOW TO MID TEENS DURING THE AFTERNOONS. SOME OF THE
  LOWER BASINS EAST OF THE DIVIDE COULD SEE MINIMUM RELATIVE
  HUMIDITIES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS THIS EVENING. POOR RELATIVE
  HUMIDITY RECOVERY AT MID SLOPE OVERNIGHT.

* LIGHTNING...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED MIXED WET AND DRY
  THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON SOUTH AND WEST.

* 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.

&&

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