Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 281

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...YELLOWSTONE NP AND TETON DISPATCH AREAS (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 140...414...415...AND 416)... AFTER A STORMY THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...A MAINLY DRY AND WARM DAY IS EXPECTED TODAY ACROSS THE FIRE WEATHER ZONES...AS HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO BUILD INTO THE AREA. THE BEST CHANCE OF ANY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE OVER THE EXTREME PORTIONS OF ZONES 414 AND 416. SATURDAY WILL BE WARMER AND DRY...WITH VERY LIGHT...TERRAIN DRIVEN WINDS. ...RAWLINS DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 277...278... AND 279)... PERIODS OF SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. STORMS MAY CONTAIN LIGHTNING AND PERIODS OF GUSTY WIND WITH SMALL HAIL. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN AFTER MIDNIGHT HELPING TO TAPER OFF REMAINING SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY. TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY COOL OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. OVERALL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS AREA EXPECTED TO BE MINIMAL. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276... 282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... MOST OF THE SHOWER ACTIVITY EARLY THIS MORNING WILL EXIT THE AREA BY 9 AM...BUT COULD REDEVELOP IN SOME AREAS IN THE AFTERNOON...BUT SHOULD REMAIN ISOLATED. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING HELPING TO TAPER OFF REMAINING SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY THIS EVENING. TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY COOL OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. OVERALL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS AREA EXPECTED TO BE MINIMAL. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281... 285...289...AND 300)... PERIODS OF SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS FOR ZONE 281. THE REMAINDER OF THE DISPATCH AREA WILL SEE STORM ACTIVITY INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS...WITH COVERAGE INCREASING ACROSS ZONES 280...289...AND 300. STORMS MAY CONTAIN LIGHTNING AND PERIODS OF GUSTY WIND WITH SMALL HAIL. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN THIS EVENING HELPING TO TAPER OFF REMAINING SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY BY MIDNIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY COOL OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. OVERALL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS AREA EXPECTED TO BE MINIMAL. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM- 358 AM MDT FRI SEP 19 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 1200. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AFTER 1200. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80. 24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........33-39 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-9 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN NORTH AROUND 10 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH. LAL.................3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN NORTHWEST. MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 4000-6500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (32000-52000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-55. 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........77-83 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 4-7 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH. LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH UNTIL 0300...THEN WEST. MIXING HEIGHT.......4000-6500 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 1000-3500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (28000-48000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76. 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........34-40 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-9 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN NORTH AROUND 10 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN NORTHWEST. MIXING HEIGHT.......500-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3000-5500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (20000-40000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
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