Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1212 AM MDT TUE JUL 19 2016

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS
INCLUDING FIRE WEATHER ZONES 414...415 AND 416...AS WELL AS FOR
THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF FREMONT AND NATRONA COUNTY INCLUDING FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 280 AND 283...FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.ON WEDNESDAY STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE
WESTERN MOUNTAINS...AS WELL AS BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS OVER THE
WIND RIVER BASIN AND NATRONA COUNTY. THESE WINDS WILL COMBINE
WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...VERY WARM TO HOT TEMPERATURES AND
CRITICALLY DRY FUELS TO CREATE FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR
EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH.

WYZ280-283-192200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.A.0009.160720T1800Z-160721T0300Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
1212 AM MDT TUE JUL 19 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR FOR HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...GUSTY WINDS WITH CRITICALLY DRY FUELS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON WILL ALLOW THE RED FLAG
WARNING FOR MONDAY TO EXPIRE AT 8 PM. HOWEVER A NEW FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 283...INCLUDING MUCH OF THE
  WIND RIVER BASIN.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25
  MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* 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.

&&

$$

WYZ414>416-192200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.A.0009.160720T1800Z-160721T0300Z/
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-
1212 AM MDT TUE JUL 19 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 414...415 AND 416. THIS
  INCLUDES MUCH OF TETON AND LINCOLN COUNTIES AND A PORTION OF
  SUBLETTE COUNTY.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...12 TO 17 PERCENT.

* 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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