Lander Foothills Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:35 AM MDT Sep. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM MDT this

* impacts: low humidities... unseasonably warm temperatures... and
strong gusty winds will create erratic fire behavior and new fire
starts. On Saturday afternoon, winds gusted to around 35 mph in
many areas along with an rh down around 8 percent. The relative
humidity will still be critically low today, although a little
higher today than what occurred on Saturday, but the winds will
still be strong in response to an approaching cold front.

* Affected area:
in central WY fire zones... 283... 285... 288... 300.
In north central WY fire zone... .281.

* Counties affected:
in central WY... Fremont... Natrona.
In north central WY... Hot Springs... Johnson... Washakie.
In west central WY... Sublette.

* Wind: west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 9 percent.

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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