Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 280

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...YELLOWSTONE NP AND TETON DISPATCH AREAS (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 140...414...415...AND 416)... FIRE DANGER LOW TODAY...REMAINING LOW THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. HIGH TEMPERATURES COOLER TODAY...RANGING FROM THE UPPER MID 30S TO THE UPR 40S FOR MOST LOCATIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING FROM THE MID 50S TO AROUND 70 PERCENT. WINDS WILL TEND NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH AT RIDGE TOP LEVEL. PRECIPITATION CHANCES WILL REMAIN HIGH TODAY...WITH BOTH RAIN AND SNOW POSSIBLE. UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW CHAN BE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY MAINLY ABOVE 7500 FEET. THURSDAY...WARMER BY 5 TO 10 DEGREES WHILE RH VALUES DROP 10 TO 20 PERCENT BELOW THOSE OF TODAY. DRY WITH WINDS TURNING WESTERLY AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER MOUNTAIN GUSTS. ...RAWLINS DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 277...278... AND 279)... FIRE DANGER LOW TODAY...REMAINING LOW THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. TEMPERATURES ABOUT 5 DEGREES COOLER THAN YESTERDAY...WITH HIGHS RANGING INTO THE MID AND UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S FOR MOST LOCATIONS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 40 TO 50 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BLOW FROM THE WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE DAY...ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST BY THIS EVENING. THURSDAY...WARMER WITH SUNNY DRY SKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RISE SOME 5 TO 10 DEGREES...WHILE MINIMUM RH VALUES DROP 15 TO 20 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BECOME WEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276...282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... FIRE DANGER LOW TODAY...REMAINING LOW THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL COOL TODAY BY SOME 10 TO 15 DEGREES...RANGING FROM THE MID 30S IN THE MOUNTAINS TO THE UPPER 40S AND MID 50S IN THE BASINS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL RISE SOME 5 TO 20 PERCENT NORTH TO SOUTH...GENERALLY RANGING FROM THE MID 40S TO NEAR 70 PERCENT. WINDS WILL TEND NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE LOW ELEVATIONS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY...ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST BY EVENING. FROM 4 TO 6 INCHES OF NEW SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FEET THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THURSDAY...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL WARM BY 5 TO 10 DEGREES...NORTH TO SOUTH...OVER THOSE OF TODAY WHILE RH LEVELS DROP 5 TO 20 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BECOME NORTH TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH AND QUITE GUSTY AT TIMES. SKIES WILL REMAIN MOSTLY SUNNY AND DRY EXCEPT FOR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND BIGHORN BASIN IN THE AFTERNOON...WHEN ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...285...289...AND 300)... FIRE DANGER WILL BE LOW TODAY...REMAINING LOW THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. HIGH TEMPERATURES COOLER TODAY BY SOME 10 TO 15 DEGREES...RANGING INTO THE UPPER 30S IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...TO THE MID AND UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S AT LOW ELEVATIONS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 40S TO AROUND 70 PERCENT FOR MOST LOCATIONS. WINDS WILL BLOW NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH AT TIMES. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY...WITH UP TO 6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY OVER PORTIONS OF THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS. PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST TONIGHT. THURSDAY...TEMPERATURES WILL WARM BY SOME 5 TO 10 DEGREES WHILE MINIMUM RH VALUES DROP 10 TO 20 PERCENT. WINDS BECOME NORTH TO NORTHWEST ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SKIES WILL REMAIN MOSTLY SUNNY AND DRY EXCEPT FOR THE NORTHERN ZONES IN THE AFTERNOON...WHEN ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM- 225 AM MDT WED OCT 1 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 1200...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53. 24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........47-53 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH AND GUSTY. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-4500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR TO GOOD (40000-60000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 2400. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37. 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........78-84 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 4-7 MPH UNTIL 2400...THEN SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 15 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN WEST. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN WEST. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-4500 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 2000-2500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (34000-54000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .THURSDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59. 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........29-35 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS UNTIL 1200...THEN WEST AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN WEST AROUND 25 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN WEST AROUND 30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-4500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 4500-7000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (76000-96000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .FRIDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS 63 TO 68. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
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