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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY CAUSING CRITICAL FIRE DANGER
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS FOR CENTRAL WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON. WIND WILL WEAKEN
AND HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER TO RESULT IN NON-CRITICAL THRESHOLDS
THIS EVENING. TUESDAY WILL SEE THE ONSET OF A BREEZY AND DRY DAY
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR ANTICIPATED
ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN WYOMING.

WYZ283-311000-
/O.EXT.KRIW.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150401T0300Z/
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR WIND
AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 283...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 283. A LULL IN CRITICAL FIRE
  WEATHER CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND INTO TUESDAY
  MORNING. BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON...WINDS WILL INCREASE AND HUMIDITY
  WILL DECREASE TO RETURN THE AREA TO CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. THE
  STRONGEST WIND LOOKS TO OCCUR IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
  EVENING HOURS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 13 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA ARE ADVISED NOT TO CONDUCT
  ANY BURNING THIS AFTERNOON...AS ANY FIRE COULD RAPIDLY SPREAD
  THROUGH FINE FUELS SUCH AS GRASSES AND SMALL VEGETATION.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RIVERTON

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY CAUSING CRITICAL FIRE DANGER
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS FOR CENTRAL WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON. WIND WILL WEAKEN
AND HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER TO RESULT IN NON-CRITICAL THRESHOLDS
THIS EVENING. TUESDAY WILL SEE THE ONSET OF A BREEZY AND DRY DAY
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR ANTICIPATED
ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN WYOMING.

WYZ280-311000-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0005.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 11 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA ARE ADVISED NOT TO CONDUCT
  ANY BURNING THIS AFTERNOON...AS ANY FIRE COULD RAPIDLY SPREAD
  THROUGH FINE FUELS SUCH AS GRASSES AND SMALL VEGETATION.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY CAUSING CRITICAL FIRE DANGER
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS FOR CENTRAL WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON. WIND WILL WEAKEN
AND HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER TO RESULT IN NON-CRITICAL THRESHOLDS
THIS EVENING. TUESDAY WILL SEE THE ONSET OF A BREEZY AND DRY DAY
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR ANTICIPATED
ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN WYOMING.

WYZ281-311000-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0005.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281...ESPECIALLY KAYCEE AND
  AREAS SOUTH WHERE WIND WILL BE STRONGEST.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA ARE ADVISED NOT TO CONDUCT
  ANY BURNING THIS AFTERNOON...AS ANY FIRE COULD RAPIDLY SPREAD
  THROUGH FINE FUELS SUCH AS GRASSES AND SMALL VEGETATION.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
851 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY EVENING
FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR WYOMING FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297...298...AND 299...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
EVENING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH
DAKOTA FIRE ZONES 260...261...262...263...264...265...AND 266...

.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
TUESDAY...BRINGING VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS.

ON TUESDAY...VERY WARM TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S TO MID 80S ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. THE
STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ACROSS NORTHEAST WYOMING...
WHERE SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS TO AROUND 35
MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. FURTHER EAST
ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS
STRONG...BUT GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON.

WYZ259-297>299-311200-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.W.0006.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-
851 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
TUESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297...298 AND 299...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 259 SOUTHERN CAMPBELL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 297 NORTHERN CAMPBELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 298
  LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 299 WYOMING BLACK HILLS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY IN THE VERY DRY FUELS.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
821 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 301...302
AND 306 FOR TUESDAY LATE MORNING THROUGH AFTERNOON FOR STRONG
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 310 THROUGH 313 FOR
TUESDAY LATE MORNING THROUGH AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES...

.WARMING TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS
WILL INCREASE THE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL ON TUESDAY. WIND GUSTS IN
EXCESS OF 30 MPH AND HUMIDITY NEAR 10 PERCENT APPEARS LIKELY
ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS AROUND THE DEER CREEK...DOUGLAS
BILL AND LUSK AREAS OF EASTERN WYOMING WHERE A RED FLAG WARNING
HAS BEEN ISSUED. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY
NEAR 10 PERCENT COULD PRODUCE INCREASED FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR
AREAS EAST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE INTO THE WESTERN NEBRASKA
PANHANDLE TUESDAY...SO A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
THOSE AREAS ON TUESDAY...WHICH MAY NEED TO BE UPGRADED TO A RED
FLAG WARNING EARLY TUESDAY BASED ON NEW FORECAST INFORMATION.

WYZ301-302-306-311030-
/O.UPG.KCYS.FW.A.0004.150331T1600Z-150401T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KCYS.FW.W.0005.150331T1600Z-150401T0200Z/
NIOBRARA/LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE/THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL
GRASSLAND-NORTH LARAMIE RANGE/MEDICINE BOW NF-
UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-
821 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
301...302 AND 306...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 301...302 AND 306.

* WIND...WEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH SUSTAINED WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...TUESDAY AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES OF 8 TO 12 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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1230 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

MTZ123>133-WYZ274-284-310630-
/O.UPG.KBYZ.FW.A.0002.150331T1800Z-150402T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.W.0003.150331T1800Z-150402T0300Z/
GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST-WHEATLAND COUNTY/SWEET GRASS COUNTY-
STILLWATER COUNTY-BEARTOOTH RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY/MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-YELLOWSTONE COUNTY-
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-
NORTHERN ROSEBUD/NORTHERN TREASURE COUNTIES-
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-SHERIDAN COUNTY-
BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST-
1230 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...
  STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND WIND SHIFT WITH A COLD FRONT WILL
  CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONES...274...284.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT FIRE ZONES...123...124...125...126...127
                                   128...129.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT FIRE ZONES...130...131...132.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT AND NORTHWEST SD FIRE ZONE....133.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  IN CENTRAL MT...GOLDEN VALLEY...MUSSELSHELL...WHEATLAND.
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY...BIG HORN...JOHNSON...SHERIDAN...WASHAKIE.
  IN NORTHWEST SD...HARDING.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN...CARBON...PARK...STILLWATER
                        SWEET GRASS...YELLOWSTONE.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT...CARTER...CUSTER...FALLON...POWDER RIVER
                    ROSEBUD...TREASURE.
  IN SOUTHWEST MT...GALLATIN.

* COLD FRONT: A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION LATE
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

* WIND TUESDAY: WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WIND WEDNESDAY: WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 10 TO 15 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND AGAIN BY
  WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. ONLY MODERATE RECOVERY TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES: IN THE 70S ACROSS THE WESTERN ZONES...AND NEAR 80
  DEGREES ON THE EASTERN PLAINS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. COOLER
  WEDNESDAY WITH HIGHS MAINLY IN THE 50S TO AROUND 60 DEGREES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM
TEMPERATURES WILL CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE MAKE
SURE ANY RECENT CONTROLLED BURNS ARE COMPLETELY OUT. AVOID USE OF
ANYTHING THAT MAY SPARK FIRES.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS

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