Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
311 AM MDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF
NATRONA COUNTY...

.A GUSTY SOUTHWEST BREEZE WILL COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS
TO BRING EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

WYZ280-220100-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0001.150321T1800Z-150322T0100Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
311 AM MDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
280...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.

* WINDS...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR INTENSE FIRES WITH
  RAPID RATES OF SPREAD. DELAYING SPRING BURNING IS HIGHLY
  ENCOURAGED FOR TODAY.

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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