Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 286

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT FRIDAY...
.DISCUSSION... ...YELLOWSTONE NP AND TETON DISPATCH AREAS (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 140...414...415...AND 416)... HIGH TEMPERATURES COOLER TODAY BY 5 TO 8 DEGREES OVER THOSE ON WEDNESDAY...RANGING FROM THE MID 60S TO AROUND 80 FOR MOST LOCATIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE AND UPPER TEENS TO THE UPPER 20S (PERCENT). WINDS WILL TEND WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THERE WILL ONLY BE AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR A GUSTY SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM POSSIBLE ...MAINLY THIS MORNING. THIS ISOLATED ACTIVITY COULD PRODUCE SHORT LIVED ERRATIC WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH WITH LITTLE RAINFALL AND OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING. FRIDAY...A LITTLE COOLER YET...BUT CONTINUED VERY DRY WITH LITTLE IF ANY CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION. FIRE DANGER WILL CERTAINLY BE ENHANCED THROUGH THE PERIOD...ALTHOUGH FUELS ARE NOT CONSIDERED CRITICAL AT THIS TIME. ...RAWLINS DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 277...278... AND 279)... EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND LAST THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ZONE 279. PLEASE SEE THE RED FLAG WARNING PRODUCT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. OTHERWISE...TEMPERATURES A FEW DEGREES COOLER THAN THOSE ON WEDNESDAY WITH HIGHS MOSTLY RANGING INTO UPPER 80S AND LOWER 90S FOR MOST LOCATIONS. WINDS WILL TEND OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH A GUSTS OF 25 TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO MID TEENS (PERCENT). THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CHANCE FOR ISOLATED SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY...WITH ONLY SMALL AMOUNTS OF RAIN...BUT OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING AND GUSTY ERRATIC WIND ACCOMPANYING THIS ACTIVITY. FRIDAY...EXPECT EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO COOL ANOTHER FEW DEGREES...WITH WARM DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS PREVAILING FOR ANOTHER DAY...KEEPING FIRE DANGER IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY. LITTLE IF ANY CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR FRIDAY. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276...282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AND LAST THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ZONES 276 283 285 AND 287. PLEASE SEE THE RED FLAG WARNING PRODUCTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS. OTHERWISE...HIGH TEMPERATURES COOLER TODAY BY SOME 2 TO 5 DEGREES OVER THOSE ON WEDNESDAY...RANGING FROM THE LOWER 80S TO NEAR 100 FOR MOST LOCATIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING FROM THE LOWER TEENS TO LOWER 20S (PERCENT). WINDS WILL TEND OUT OF THE WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE AGAIN TODAY...WITH THE BEST CHANCE OCCURRING THIS MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON OVER THE WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS AND ZONE 289. FRIDAY...EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO COOL EVEN FURTHER...BUT WARM DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER DAY...KEEPING FIRE DANGER IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY. LITTLE IF ANY CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR FRIDAY. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...285...289...AND 300)... EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE TODAY AND LAST THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ZONES 280 285 AND 300. PLEASE SEE THE RED FLAG WARNING AND FIRE WEATHER WATCH PRODUCTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE SIMILAR TO SLIGHTLY COOLER TODAY WITH HIGHS MOSTLY RANGING INTO THE MID 70S TO NEAR 80 IN THE MOUNTAINS TO NEAR 100 AT LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS WILL TEND OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM UPPER SINGLE DIGITS AT LOWER ELEVATIONS TO NEAR 25 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS. THERE WILL BE AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR FOR A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM TODAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS ZONES 280 289 AND 300. FRIDAY...EXPECT MUCH COOLER CONDITIONS WITH HIGHS DROPPING 5 TO 10 DEGREES OVER THOSE ON THURSDAY. HOWEVER...WARM WINDY AND DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER DAY...KEEPING FIRE DANGER IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY. LITTLE IF ANY CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR FRIDAY. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS/NORTH SHOSHONE NF- 244 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-84. 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........14-20 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST 25 TO 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 30 TO 35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......6000-8500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (154000-174000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-46. 24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........54-60 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...MODERATE. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH UNTIL 2400...THEN AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 15 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN 15 TO 20 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25 TO 30 MPH UNTIL 2400...THEN AROUND 20 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4500-7000 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 1500-3000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT (130000-150000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 2400...THEN POOR TO FAIR (32000-52000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....69-77. 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........12-18 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS UNTIL 1200...THEN AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN 25 TO 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN AROUND 30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 5000-7500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (60000-80000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 1200...THEN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT (136000-156000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .FRIDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. .SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
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