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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
133 PM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

WYZ001>020-022>030-240900-
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAKE...MAMMOTH...OLD FAITHFUL...CODY...
MEETEETSE...THERMOPOLIS...WORLAND...BUFFALO...KAYCEE...JACKSON...
DUBOIS...RIVERTON...SHOSHONI...LANDER...JEFFREY CITY...CASPER...
AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...THAYNE...PINEDALE...
LA BARGE...BIG PINEY...FARSON...KEMMERER...COKEVILLE...
ROCK SPRINGS...GREEN RIVER...WAMSUTTER
133 PM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...VERY DRY AIR AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
SUNDAY...

VERY DRY AIR HAS MOVED OVER WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING BEHIND
A COLD FRONT THAT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA OVER NIGHT.  MUCH OF
THE AREA HAS A RELATIVE HUMIDITY FROM 10 TO 15 PERCENT.  LOCAL
BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.  THE STRONGER WINDS ARE RATHER LOCALIZED AND TERRAIN
DRIVEN...UNLIKE YESTERDAY WHEN THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE AND
STRONG THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOWS PRODUCED THE HIGH WINDS.

SEVERAL LARGE WILDFIRES ARE OCCURRING ACROSS THE AREA. CONDITIONS
SUPPORT THE RAPID SPREAD OF FIRES. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT
RECOMMENDED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. CAMPERS SHOULD USE EXTREME
CAUTION WITH CAMP FIRES. BEFORE LEAVING A CAMP FIRE MAKE SURE IT
IS COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED AND COLD WITH NO BURNING EMBERS
REMAINING.

SOME ROADS HAVE BEEN CLOSED OR HAVE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DUE TO THE
ONGOING LARGE WILDFIRES. CONTACT THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION AT 5 1 1 FOR CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES. AREA CLOSURES
ARE IN EFFECT AROUND THE WILDFIRES IN THE NATIONAL FORESTS AND
GRASSLANDS. CHECK WITH THE LOCAL NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE OFFICE
OR BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT OFFICES ABOUT ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS
AROUND THE WILDFIRES.

$$

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