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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
230 AM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN SETTING UP FOR THE WEEKEND...

.A CRITICAL PATTERN DEVELOPING AS SOUTHWEST FLOW AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT LEADS TO WIDESPREAD HOT..DRY...UNSTABLE
AND BREEZY CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE STATE THIS AFTERNOON. IT
WILL ACTUALLY BE WINDIER ON SUNDAY BUT WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...BUT IN ADDITION...THERE WILL ALSO BE
INCREASED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WITH NATURAL FIRE STARTS POSSIBLE.

WYZ277-279-292200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0014.150829T1700Z-150830T0300Z/
LINCOLN AND UINTA COUNTIES/LOWER ELEVATIONS-
SWEETWATER COUNTY/ROCK SPRINGS BLM/FLAMING GORGE NRA-
230 AM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WIND...LOW HUMIDITY AND A HAINES
INDEX OF 6...

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH IN ZONE 277
  AND IN MORE EXPOSED AND WIND PRONE AREAS OF 279... BECOMING
  MORE WIDESPREAD AFTER 1500

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* HAINES INDEX...6

* 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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
236 AM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

WYZ001>020-022>030-301200-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-CODY FOOTHILLS-
NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-JACKSON HOLE-
WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER BASIN-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-STAR VALLEY-
SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-FLAMING GORGE-EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-
236 AM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

..RED FLAG WARNING FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING
SATURDAY AND PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL WYOMING ON SUNDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WY...CENTRAL
WYOMING...NORTH CENTRAL WYOMING...NORTHWEST WYOMING...SOUTH
CENTRAL WYOMING AND WEST CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS AT TIMES ACROSS THE
FORECAST AREA...BUT ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE DIVIDE...DUE TO VERY
WARM TEMPERATURES...BREEZY AND DRY CONDITIONS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS NORTHWEST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

SUNDAY...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...SOME
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE DRY. ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
RETURN OVER NATRONA AND FREMONT COUNTIES.

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...ISOLATED LATE DAY THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN
THE MOUNTAINS. CONTINUED WARM AND BREEZY TO LOCALLY WINDY AT TIMES
WITH ELEVATED FIRE CONCERNS...ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE DIVIDE AND IN
SWEETWATER COUNTY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1116 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

COZ030>051-291730-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
1116 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE FRONT RANGE
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THERE
MAY ALSO BE ISOLATED STORMS OVER THE OTHER MOUNTAIN AREAS AND
CLOSE TO THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS. STORMS TODAY WILL PRODUCE
LIGHTNING...BRIEF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN...AND GUSTY WINDS TO
AROUND 40 MPH. THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME SMOKE MOVING INTO THE AREA
FROM THE NORTH THIS AFTERNOON. VISIBILITIES MAY LOWER TO BETWEEN 5
AND 10 MILES BY THIS EVENING...SIMILAR TO WHAT WAS EXPERIENCED
LAST SATURDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF LATE DAY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER
THE HIGH COUNTRY THROUGH THE WEEKEND...MAINLY SOUTH OF I-70 FOR
SATURDAY. BY SUNDAY...COVERAGE SHOULD INCREASE IN THE MOUNTAINS
AND THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF STORMS SPREADING ONTO THE
PLAINS. TEMPERATURES FOR THE WEEKEND WILL CONTINUE TO BE ABOVE
NORMAL WITH HIGHS ON THE PLAINS REACHING INTO THE LOWER 90S FOR
BOTH DAYS.

FOR NEXT WEEK THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY WITH TEMPERATURES HOVERING ABOVE NORMAL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

GIMMESTAD/RJK

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
602 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

NMZ501>540-291200-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
602 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL CONCENTRATE STRONGER STORMS AND
LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS
OF THE EASTERN PLAINS TODAY INTO THIS EVENING. SMALL HAIL...GUSTY
WINDS AND MINOR FLOODING ALL POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

STORM COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL BE A LITTLE LESS ON SATURDAY
ALTHOUGH LOCALLY STRONG STORMS AND SOME MINOR FLOODING WILL REMAIN
POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINS. COVERAGE OF STRONGER STORMS AND
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL INCREASE SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT WITH
RESIDUAL IMPACTS EARLY NEXT WEEK. WESTERN/CENTRAL AREAS WILL BE
FAVORED DURING THIS PERIOD.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

50

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
430 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-291030-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
430 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

DAYTIME HEATING WILL GENERATE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE
MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS ACTIVITY WILL BE
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BRIEF HEAVY RAIN...SMALL HAIL AND WIND GUSTS
TO 30 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

EXPECT AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK...MAINLY OVER HIGHER TERRAIN.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

NL

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