Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
307 PM MDT Mon Apr 16 2018

WYZ003>006-170100-
Cody Foothills-North Big Horn Basin-Southwest Big Horn Basin-
Southeast Big Horn Basin-
Including the cities of Cody, Meeteetse, Thermopolis, and Worland
307 PM MDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...Strong gusty wind and low relative humidity increase fire
danger this afternoon...

At 2:30 PM, the Cowley Airport reported a relative humidity of 14
percent along with a south wind of 24 mph, gusting to 36 mph. Southwest
winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will continue, combined
with relative humidities of 10 to 15 percent, which will produce
conditions favorable for fires with rapid rates of spread and
erratic fire behavior through 7 pm this evening.

Check on observed and forecast weather conditions and notify the
local fire department before lighting an agricultural burn or
burning trash and rubbish.


$$

WYZ030-170100-
East Sweetwater County-
Including the city of Wamsutter
307 PM MDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...Strong gusty wind and low relative humidity increase fire
Danger this afternoon followed by colder weather tonight and
Tuesday along with snow squalls and continued winds...

At 2:30 PM, the Rock Springs Airport east of Rock Springs reported
a south southwest wind of 29 mph gusting to 46 mph along with a
relative humidity of 9 percent. Southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph
with gusts to 45 mph, combined with minimum relative humidity of
90 to 14 percent will continue to produce conditions favorable
for fires with rapid rates of spread and erratic fire behavior
through 7 pm this evening.

Tonight, west winds will continue at lesser speeds of 20 to 30
mph, but will then increase once again to 25 to 35 mph along with
gusts of 45 mph on Tuesday. These winds will combine with snow
showers, effectively reducing visibility to 3/4 of a mile or less
along with an inch or so of snowfall on Tuesday as a cold front
plows across the area.

Check on observed and forecast weather conditions and notify the
local fire department before lighting an agricultural burn or
burning trash and rubbish.

$$

WYZ010-011-170100-
Northeast Johnson County-Southeast Johnson County-
Including the cities of Buffalo and Kaycee
307 PM MDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...Strong gusty wind and low relative humidity increase fire
Danger this afternoon...

At 2:30 PM, the airport in Buffalo reported a south southwest
wind of 24 mph gusting to 35 mph along with a relative humidity of
14 percent. Southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph,
combined with minimum relative humidity of 14 to 15 percent will
continue to produce conditions favorable for fires with rapid
rates of spread and erratic fire behavior through 7 pm this
evening.

Check on observed and forecast weather conditions and notify the
local fire department before lighting an agricultural burn or
burning trash and rubbish.


$$

WYZ016>018-170100-
Upper Wind River Basin-Wind River Basin-Lander Foothills-
Including the cities of Dubois, Riverton, Shoshoni, and Lander
307 PM MDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...Strong gusty wind and low relative humidity increase fire
Danger this afternoon...

At 2 PM, the Lander Airport reported a south southwest wind of 43
mph gusting to 51 mph along with a relative humidity of
12 percent. Southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph,
combined with minimum relative humidity of 10 to 15 percent will
continue to produce conditions favorable for fires with rapid
rates of spread and erratic fire behavior through noon today to 7 pm
this evening.

Check on observed and forecast weather conditions and notify the
local fire department before lighting an agricultural burn or
burning trash and rubbish.

$$

WYZ019-170100-
Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range-
Including the city of Jeffrey City
307 PM MDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...Strong gusty wind and low relative humidity increase fire
Danger this afternoon...

At 2:30 PM, Jeffrey City reported a south southwest wind of 23
mph gusting to 46 mph along with a relative humidity of
12 percent. Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph,
combined with minimum relative humidity 10 to 15 percent will
continue to produce conditions favorable for fires with rapid
rates of spread and erratic fire behavior through 7 pm this
evening.

Check on observed and forecast weather conditions and notify the
local fire department before lighting an agricultural burn or
burning trash and rubbish.

$$

WYZ028-029-170100-
Rock Springs and Green River-Flaming Gorge-
Including the cities of Rock Springs and Green River
307 PM MDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...Strong gusty wind and low relative humidity increase fire
Danger this afternoon followed by colder weather tonight and
Tuesday along with snow squalls and continued winds...

At 2:45 PM, the town of Farson reported a south wind of 19 mph
gusting to 33 mph along with a relative humidity of 10 percent.
Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph, combined
with minimum relative humidity 10 to 15 percent will continue to
produce conditions favorable for fires with rapid rates of spread
and erratic fire behavior through 7 pm this evening.

Tonight, west winds will continue at lesser speeds of 20 to 30
mph, but will then increase once again to 25 to 35 mph along with
gusts of 45 mph. These winds will combine with snow showers,
effectively reducing visibility to 3/4 of a mile or less along
with an inch or so of snowfall.

Check on observed and forecast weather conditions and notify the
local fire department before lighting an agricultural burn or
burning trash and rubbish.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON


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