Red Flag Warning - Wyoming

By: Weather
By: Weather

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
1119 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2011

...WARM...DRY AND WINDY WEATHER WILL AFFECT THE SOUTHEAST WYOMING
PLAINS THROUGH SUNSET...

.A WEAK COLD FRONT HAS MOVED EAST AND WAS LOCATED ALONG THE
EASTERN WYOMING LATE THIS MORNING. BEHIND THE FRONT WILL BE
NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 30 MPH OVER THE SOUTHEAST
WYOMING PLAINS AND AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND
15 PERCENT.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
WARM...DRY AND WINDY WEATHER FOR THE SOUTHEAST WYOMING PLAINS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WARM...DRY AND WINDY WEATHER...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHEAST WYOMING PLAINS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH 7 PM.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...BETWEEN 13 AND 15 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS BETWEEN 80 AND 85.

* IMPACTS...THE WARM...DRY AND WINDY WEATHER WILL PRODUCE CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR FIRES WILL BE CAPABLE OF
SPREADING QUICKLY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.


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