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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1205 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...DRY WINDY AND WARM CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS NATRONA COUNTY
THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...

.A DRY SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL WYOMING TODAY.
TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB TO ABOVE NORMAL READINGS AND GUSTY
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL ALLOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY TO DROP BELOW
CRITICAL LEVELS. THESE WEATHER ELEMENTS...COMBINED WITH THE
PRESENCE OF CRITICALLY DRY FUELS...WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF
NATRONA COUNTY.

WYZ280-190200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-140919T0200Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
1205 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY...WARM...AND WINDY CONDITIONS
  WILL CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR THIS
  AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING.

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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