Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 140

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING OVER THE NORTHERN ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT CODY FOOTHILLS... .DISCUSSION... ...YELLOWSTONE NP AND TETON DISPATCH AREAS (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 140...414...415...AND 416)... FIRE DANGER SLIGHTLY ENHANCED TODAY WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS ACROSS THE AREA. HOWEVER MIN RH VALUES WILL REMAIN AT OR ABOVE 25 PERCENT FOR MOST LOCATIONS WHILE HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL WARM 4 TO 8 DEGREES OVER THOSE OF FRIDAY. WINDS WILL BLOW OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 50 MPH AT RIDGE TOP LEVEL...INCREASING SOME LATER TONIGHT. DRY TODAY. SUNDAY...TEMPERATURES DROP BY SOME 15 TO 20 DEGREES WHILE RH VALUES RISE SOME 20 TO 35 PERCENT ABOVE THOSE OF TODAY. PRECIPITATION CHANCES WILL BE ON THE INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY WITH WETTING RAINS MOST LIKELY OVER THE TETONS AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. ...RAWLINS DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 277...278... AND 279)... FIRE DANGER SLIGHTLY ENHANCED TODAY WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS ACROSS THE AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL BE A COUPLE OF DEGREES WARMER THAN YESTERDAY...WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S FOR MOST LOCATIONS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 20 TO 30 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BLOW FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS 30 TO 45 MPH AT TIMES. DRY AGAIN TODAY. SUNDAY...MOSTLY DRY ONCE AGAIN FOR MOST LOCATIONS EXCEPT FOR ZONE 277 AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF ZONE 278. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL FALL ABOUT 15 DEGREES WHILE MINIMUM RH VALUES RISE 15 TO 20 PERCENT. WINDS WILL INCREASE BLOW OUT OF THE WEST OR SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276...282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... FIRE DANGER ELEVATED TODAY ACROSS ZONES 275 276 282 283 AND 289...WITH GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ACROSS THESE BASINS...25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH OVER THE MOUNTAINS...WITH HIGHER WIND SPEEDS OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND CODY FOOTHILLS LATER TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM A COUPLE OF DEGREES ACROSS THE AREA...WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S IN THE MOUNTAINS TO THE MID 70S IN THE BASINS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID TEENS IN THE BASINS TO AS MUCH AS 35 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS. MAINLY DRY AGAIN TODAY. SUNDAY...HIGH TEMPERATURES 10 TO 15 DEGREES COLDER THAN THOSE OF TODAY WHILE RH LEVELS RISE 5 TO 10 PERCENT ABOVE THOSE OF TODAY. EXCEPT FOR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND CODY FOOTHILLS IN THE MORNING...WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE BASINS WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH...WHILE THE MOUNTAINS WILL SEE WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH AT TIMES. MAINLY DRY ACROSS ZONE 283...WITH SMALL BUT INCREASING CHANCES TO THE NORTH...AND GOOD CHANCES FOR MEASURABLE RAIN/SNOWFALL IN THE MOUNTAINS. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...285...289...AND 300)... FIRE DANGER ELEVATED TODAY ACROSS ZONES 280 281 AND 289...WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH GUSTING TO 45 MPH AT TIMES ACROSS THE BASINS...20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH OVER THE MOUNTAINS...AND MINIMUM RH VALUES AT LOWER ELEVATION DROPPING INTO THE LOWER AND MID TEENS. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL WARM BY SOME 2 TO 10 DEGREES...SOUTH TO NORTH...RANGING FROM THE 50S IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...TO UPPER THE MID AND UPPER 70S AT LOW ELEVATIONS. SUNDAY...TEMPERATURES COLDER BY 10 TO 15 DEGREES WHILE MINIMUM RH VALUES RISE 10 TO 15 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BLOW ONCE AGAIN OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 45 MPH. DRY ACROSS MOST LOCATIONS EXCEPT FOR INCREASING CHANCES OVER THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS...THEN ZONE 281 BY SUNDAY NIGHT. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK- INCLUDING...LAKE...MAMMOTH...OLD FAITHFUL 248 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-63. 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........29-35 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTH 20 TO 25 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20 TO 25 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN SOUTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3000-5500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (76000-96000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS AFTER 2400. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37. 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........84-90 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 2500-3500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD TO VERY GOOD (82000-102000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER 1200. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45. 24 HR TREND......17 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........59-65 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......29 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT UNTIL 1200...THEN 20 PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3000-5500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD TO VERY GOOD (86000-106000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .SUNDAY NIGHT...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. .MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
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