Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 275

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR ZONES 280...281 AND 283... ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT FOR JOHNSON COUNTY... .DISCUSSION... ...YELLOWSTONE NP AND TETON DISPATCH AREAS (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 140...414...415...AND 416)... AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL BRING THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS. COOLER AND LESS WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS BACK OVER THE AREA. ...RAWLINS DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 277...278... AND 279)... AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH TODAY WITH NO PRECIPITATION. HOWEVER...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND MAY BRING ELEVATED FIRE DANGER SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES AND LESS WIND. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276... 282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH TODAY. OTHER THAN A SPOTTY SHOWER SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE DISPATCH AREA...THE PASSAGE IS EXPECTED TO BE DRY. HOWEVER...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND WILL BRING ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...ESPECIALLY IN ZONES WHERE FUELS ARE CRITICAL. CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE ON SUNDAY WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES AND LESS WIND. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281... 285...289...AND 300)... AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH TODAY. OTHER THAN A SPOTTY SHOWER SATURDAY IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...THE PASSAGE IS EXPECTED TO BE DRY. HOWEVER...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND WILL BRING ELEVATED FIRE DANGER SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...ESPECIALLY IN ZONES WHERE FUELS ARE CRITICAL. AS A RESULT THE RED FLAG WARNING WILL CONTINUE. CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE ON SUNDAY WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES AND LESS WIND. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... NORTH BIG HORN BASIN/WORLAND BLM- 248 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-78. 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........15-21 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH AND GUSTY UNTIL 1200...THEN SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN WEST WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN WEST AROUND 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN WEST AROUND 30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......500-1500 FT AGL UNTIL 0900. 8000-10500 FT AGL AFTER 1500. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (8000-12000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 0900. EXCELLENT (228000-248000 KNOT-FT) AFTER 1500. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-38. 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........65-71 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH UNTIL 2400...THEN 10 TO 15 MPH AND GUSTY. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH UNTIL 2400...THEN 15 TO 20 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH UNTIL 2400...THEN 15 TO 20 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......8000-10500 FT AGL UNTIL 2100. 1500 FT AGL AFTER 0300. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (228000-248000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 2100. POOR (12000-16000 KNOT-FT) AFTER 0300. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-66. 24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........18-24 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-9 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-9 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN SOUTH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN SOUTH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL UNTIL 0900. 4500-6500 FT AGL AFTER 1500. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (26000-46000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
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