Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
429 PM MDT MON JUL 18 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR GUSTY
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280 AND 300
IN NATRONA COUNTY AND 283 IN FREMONT COUNTY...

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 414...145 AND 416 FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...

.STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS ACROSS FREMONT AND NATRONA
COUNTIES...COMBINING WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND CRITICALLY
DRY FUELS WILL PRODUCE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR FIRES WITH RAPID
RATES OF SPREAD. RELATIVE HUMIDITY SHOULD INCREASE RAPIDLY BY MID
EVENING AS A RELATIVELY MOIST AIR MASS MOVES INTO THE AREA.

WEDNESDAY STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE WESTERN
MOUNTAINS. THESE WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
VERY WARM TEMPERATURES AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS.

WYZ280-300-190200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-160719T0200Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-CASPER MOUNTAIN-
429 PM MDT MON JUL 18 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...GUSTY WINDS...AND
CRITICALLY DRY FUELS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280 AND 300.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...10 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.

&&

$$

WYZ283-190200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-160719T0200Z/
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
429 PM MDT MON JUL 18 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... GUSTY WINDS...AND
CRITICALLY DRY FUELS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 283.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...AROUND 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.

&&

$$

WYZ414>416-190630-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.A.0009.160720T1800Z-160721T0200Z/
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-
429 PM MDT MON JUL 18 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. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 415.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 416 IN TETON...LINCOLN AND SUBLETTE
  COUNTIES.

* 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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