Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
742 PM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR YELLOWSTONE AND ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL ONCE AGAIN COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER BEHAVIOR SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WYZ288-414>416-280245-
/O.EXP.KRIW.FW.W.0025.000000T0000Z-160828T0200Z/
EAST WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS/SOUTH SHOSHONE NF-
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-
742 PM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR MUCH OF WESTERN WYOMING WILL BE ALLOWED
TO EXPIRE AT 8 PM...AS WINDS HAVE BEGUN TO WEAKEN AND RH WILL
BEGIN TO SLOWLY RISE.

$$

WYZ277>279-280245-
/O.EXP.KRIW.FW.W.0025.000000T0000Z-160828T0200Z/
LINCOLN AND UINTA COUNTIES/LOWER ELEVATIONS-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN/ROCK SPRINGS BLM-
SWEETWATER COUNTY/ROCK SPRINGS BLM/FLAMING GORGE NRA-
742 PM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR SOUTHERN WYOMING WILL BE ALLOWED TO
EXPIRE AT 8 PM...AS WINDS HAVE BEGUN TO WEAKEN AND RH WILL BEGIN
TO SLOWLY RISE.

$$

WYZ280-285-287-289-280245-
/O.EXP.KRIW.FW.W.0025.000000T0000Z-160828T0200Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-SOUTH BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-
OWL CREEK MOUNTAINS-GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS-
742 PM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WYOMING WILL BE
ALLOWED TO EXPIRE AT 8 PM...AS WINDS HAVE BEGUN TO WEAKEN AND RH
WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY RISE.

$$

WYZ140-286-281200-
/O.EXT.KRIW.FW.W.0025.000000T0000Z-160829T0300Z/
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS/NORTH SHOSHONE NF-
742 PM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR LOW
HUMIDITY...BREEZY WINDS...AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 140 AND 286...

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO AROUND
  25 MPH. SLIGHTLY HIGHER WINDS IN THE ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS AND ON
  RIDGE TOPS.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 17 PERCENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

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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