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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
825 PM MDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 279...280...283 AND 289...

.THERE WILL BE A BREAK IN RED FLAG CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT AS WINDS
WEAKEN AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY INCREASES. HOWEVER...VERY LOW
HUMIDITY AND STRONG WIND WILL REDEVELOP...AND BE MORE EXTENSIVE
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN WYOMING. IN ADDITION...A DRY COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH
INTO THE STATE LATE ON WEDNESDAY...SHIFTING WINDS TO THE NORTH
WITH WINDS REMAINING GUSTY.

WYZ283-031100-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0009.140903T1800Z-140904T0200Z/
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
825 PM MDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 283...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 283.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT.

* COLD FRONT...A DRY COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH INTO THE AREA
  WEDNESDAY EVENING...SHIFTING THE WINDS TO THE NORTH WITH GUSTS
  TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR INTENSE FIRES WITH
  RAPID RATES OF SPREAD.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
400 AM MDT TUE SEP 2 2014

WYZ001>020-022>030-031200-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
400 AM MDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY AND WEDNESDAY FROM NOON TO 8 PM FOR
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONCERN THIS AFTERNOON AS WINDS INCREASE FROM
THE SOUTHWEST AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY DROPS INTO THE MID TO LOW
TEENS. OTHERWISE WINDY ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA WITH STRONG CROSS
WINDS ACROSS INTERSTATES 80 AND 25.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

WEDNESDAY...EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING. OTHERWISE WINDY
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA WITH STRONG CROSS WINDS ACROSS INTERSTATES
80 AND 25.

FRIDAY...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS FOR SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...ISOLATED AFTERNOON AND EVENING
THUNDERSTORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON





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