Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 289

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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 WEEKEND. HIGH TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY WARMER TODAY...RANGING FROM THE MID 40S TO THE MID 60S FOR MOST LOCATIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING FROM AROUND 30 TO AS MUCH AS 60 PERCENT. WINDS WILL TEND SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS 30 TO 55 MPH AT RIDGE TOP LEVEL. AN ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWER POSSIBLE THIS MORNING. SATURDAY...TEMPERATURES WARM A FEW MORE DEGREES WHILE RH VALUES DROP SOME 10 TO 15 PERCENT BELOW THOSE OF TODAY. DRY WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS CONTINUING AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER MOUNTAIN GUSTS. ...RAWLINS DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 277...278... AND 279)... FIRE DANGER LOW TODAY...REMAINING FAIRLY LOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOUT 5 DEGREES WARMER THAN YESTERDAY...WITH HIGHS RANGING INTO THE MID AND UPPER 60S FOR MOST LOCATIONS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 20 TO 25 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BLOW FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH...WITH GUSTS 20 TO 25 MPH AT TIMES. DRY AGAIN TODAY. SATURDAY...SUNNY DRY WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES REMAINING ABOUT THE SAME AS TODAY. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL ALSO REMAIN ABOUT THE SAME. WINDS WILL INCREASE AND BLOW SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276...282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... FIRE DANGER LOW TODAY...BUT SOMEWHAT ENHANCED ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS ON SATURDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE 2 TO 5 DEGREES WARMER ACROSS THE BASINS ...WITH THE MOUNTAINS REMAINING ABOUT THE SAME AS YESTERDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 50S TO MID 60S IN THE MOUNTAINS TO THE LOWER 70S IN THE BASINS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE LOWER 20S IN THE BASINS TO AS MUCH AS 50 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS. WINDS WILL TEND VARIABLE AND ON THE LIGHTER SIDE IN THE BASINS AT 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS 15 TO 25 MPH POSSIBLE AT TIMES...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 55 MPH ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER FOOTHILLS. MAINLY DRY TODAY. SATURDAY...HIGH TEMPERATURES A FEW DEGREES WARMER THAN THOSE OF TODAY WHILE RH LEVELS DROP AROUND 5 PERCENT BELOW THOSE OF TODAY. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE BASINS WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH...WHILE THE MOUNTAINS WILL SEE SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH AT TIMES. DRY ACROSS MOST LOCATIONS. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...285...289...AND 300)... FIRE DANGER SOMEWHAT ENHANCED BOTH TODAY AND SATURDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WARMER TODAY BY SOME 5 DEGREES...RANGING FROM THE UPPER 40S IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...TO UPPER THE UPPER 60S AND LOWER 70S AT LOW ELEVATIONS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID TEENS IN PARTS OF NATRONA COUNTY...20S OVER MOST OTHER LOCATIONS...AND AS MUCH AS 40 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS. WINDS WILL BLOW SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH AT TIMES EXCEPT FOR ZONE 281 WHICH WILL SEE LIGHTER NORTHERLY WINDS. IT WILL BE MOSTLY DRY TODAY. SATURDAY...TEMPERATURES WARM BY 2 TO 7 DEGREES WHILE MINIMUM RH VALUES DROP AROUND 5 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BLOW ONCE AGAIN OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 45 MPH. DRY ACROSS MOST LOCATIONS. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS- 247 AM MDT FRI OCT 24 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-71. 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........16-22 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-5000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD TO VERY GOOD (80000-100000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....38-43. 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........56-62 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...MODERATE. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH AND GUSTY. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 1500-3000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR TO GOOD (54000-74000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73. 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........14-20 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN AROUND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN AROUND 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN AROUND 35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3000-5500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR TO GOOD (44000-64000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 1200...THEN GOOD TO VERY GOOD (96000-116000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. .SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. .MONDAY...COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
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