Red Flag Warning Labor Day Weekend

Red Flag Warning Labor Day Weekend

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Riverton WY
1045 AM MDT Sat Sep 5 2020


Lincoln and Uinta Counties/Lower Elevations-
Upper Green River Basin/Rock Springs BLM-
Sweetwater County/Rock Springs BLM/Flaming Gorge NRA-
East Wind River Mountains/South Shoshone NF-
Granite/Green/Ferris/Rattlesnake Mountains-
Salt and Wyoming Ranges/West Zone Bridger Teton NF-
North Zone Bridger Teton NF and Grand Teton NP-
West Wind River Mountains/East Zone Bridger Teton NF-
1045 AM MDT Sat Sep 5 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT SUNDAY...

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Hot Temperatures...and Strong Gusty
  Winds will create erratic fire behavior with any new fire starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In Central WY Fire Zones...288...289.
  In Northwest WY Fire Zone....415.
  In Southwest WY Fire Zones...277...279.
  In West Central WY Fire Zones...278...414...416.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central WY...Fremont...Natrona.
  In North Central WY...Park.
  In Southwest WY...Sweetwater...Teton...Uinta.
  In West Central WY...Lincoln...Sublette.

* WIND: West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 7 percent.

* HAINES INDEX: Today, a 6 or high potential for large plume
  dominated fire growth.

* TEMPERATURES: Highs around 90 in the lower elevations. 75 to 85
  in the mountains.  Slightly cooler temperatures on Sunday.

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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