Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 288

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... .DISCUSSION... ...YELLOWSTONE NP AND TETON DISPATCH AREAS (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 140...414...415...AND 416)... HIGH TEMPERATURES WARMER TODAY BY 5 TO 8 DEGREES OVER THOSE ON TUESDAY...RANGING FROM THE MID 70S TO THE UPPER 80S FOR MOST LOCATIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE AND UPPER TEENS TO THE MID 20S (PERCENT). WINDS WILL TEND WEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THERE WILL ONLY BE AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR A GUSTY SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING ACROSS ZONES 414 AND 415...DRY ELSEWHERE. THIS SPARSE ACTIVITY COULD PRODUCE SHORT LIVED ERRATIC WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH WITH LITTLE RAINFALL. THROUGH FRIDAY...WARM AND MOSTLY DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE...WITH THE BEST CHANCE FOR AN EARLY MORNING SHOWER OCCURRING THURSDAY MORNING...WITH LITTLE IF ANY CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION ON FRIDAY SATURDAY. 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 BEGIN AT NOON TODAY AND LAST THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ZONE 279. PLEASE SEE THE RED FLAG WARNING PRODUCT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. OTHERWISE...TEMPERATURES SIMILAR TO THOSE ON TUESDAY WITH HIGHS MOSTLY RANGING INTO THE LOWER 90S FOR MOST LOCATIONS. WINDS WILL TEND OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH A GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO MID TEENS (PERCENT). THERE WILL ONLY BE AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM TODAY...WITH LITTLE RAIN...AND OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING AND GUSTY ERRATIC WIND ACCOMPANYING. THROUGH FRIDAY...EXPECT WARM/HOT AND DRY WEATHER TO CONTINUE ALONG WITH INCREASING WESTERLY WINDS AND ONLY AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR A SHOWER OR THUNDER THURSDAY ACROSS EXTREME EASTERN ZONE 279. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276...282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN AT NOON TODAY AND LAST THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ZONES 283 285 AND 287....THURSDAY AT NOON FOR ZONE 276. PLEASE SEE THE RED FLAG WARNING AND FIRE WEATHER WATCH PRODUCTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS. OTHERWISE...HIGH TEMPERATURES WARMER TODAY BY SOME 2 TO 5 DEGREES OVER THOSE ON TUESDAY...RANGING FROM THE UPPER 80S 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 SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH...WITH GUSTS 20 TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE LATER THIS AFTERNOON. CHANCES FOR AN ISOLATED SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING MAINLY THE WIND RIVER AND SOUTH BIG HORN MOUNTAINS. THROUGH FRIDAY...EXPECT WARM/HOT AND DRY WEATHER TO CONTINUE ALONG WITH INCREASING WESTERLY WINDS AND ONLY AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR A SHOWER OR THUNDER THURSDAY OVER THE WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...285...289...AND 300)... EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN AT NOON 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 A LITTLE WARMER TODAY WITH HIGHS MOSTLY RANGING INTO THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S IN THE MOUNTAINS TO AROUND 100 AT LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS WILL TEND OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM UPPER SINGLE DIGITS AT LOWER ELEVATIONS TO NEAR 25 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS. THERE WILL AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR FOR A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM TODAY...WITH LESSER CHANCES ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. THROUGH FRIDAY...EXPECT WARM/HOT AND DRY WEATHER TO CONTINUE ALONG WITH INCREASING WESTERLY WINDS AND ONLY AN ISOLATED CHANCE FOR A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM THURSDAY ACROSS EXTREME EASTERN ZONE 280 AND 300. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... EAST WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS/SOUTH SHOSHONE NF- 236 AM MDT WED JUL 23 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS UNTIL 2400. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-59. 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........48-54 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...MODERATE. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH. LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.LESS THAN 5 PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7500-10000 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 3500-5000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (182000-202000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 2400...THEN GOOD TO VERY GOOD (82000-102000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .THURSDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-86. 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........14-20 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN 35 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN WEST AROUND 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25 TO 30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4500-7000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 7500-10000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD (116000-136000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 1200...THEN EXCELLENT (202000-222000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .THURSDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-53. 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........48-54 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...MODERATE. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH UNTIL 0300...THEN 20 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25 TO 30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......5500-8000 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 1500-3000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (154000-174000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 2400...THEN FAIR TO GOOD (40000-60000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-82. 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........11-17 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN 30 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN AROUND 30 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 6500-9000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (72000-92000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 1200...THEN EXCELLENT (154000-174000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
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