Current Watches and Warnings
Wyoming, Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range
Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 3:11 PM MDT on August 31, 2015
Expires 11:00 PM EDT on September 02, 2015
... Red flag warning in effect until 9 PM MDT Wednesday for strong
wind and low humidity...
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect until 9 PM MDT Wednesday.
* Affected area... fire weather zone 276. Fire weather zone 280.
Fire weather zone 281. Fire weather zone 282. Fire weather
zone 283. Fire weather zone 285. Fire weather zone 287. Fire
weather zone 289. Fire weather zone 300. Fire weather zone
* Wind... southwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph...
stronger gusts possible late this afternoon... especially in
Fremont and Natrona counties where nearby thunderstorms could
send out strong outflow winds.
* Humidity... 6 to 15 percent... increasing above 30 percent around
sunrise with poor recovery at mid slope. Relative humidity will
fall back below 15 percent on Tuesday late morning... bottoming
out again at around 10 percent.
* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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.
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