Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 289

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
.DISCUSSION... ...YELLOWSTONE NP AND TETON DISPATCH AREAS (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 140...414...415...AND 416)... HIGH TEMPERATURES COOLER TODAY BY 3 TO 5 DEGREES OVER THOSE ON THURSDAY...RANGING FROM THE LOWER 60S TO NEAR 80 FOR MOST LOCATIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE AND UPPER TEENS TO THE LOWER 20S (PERCENT). WINDS WILL TEND WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35. NO CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. SATURDAY...A LITTLE WARMER...BUT CONTINUED VERY DRY WITH NO 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)... CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND LAST THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR ZONE 279. PLEASE SEE THE RED FLAG WARNING PRODUCT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. OTHERWISE...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE A FEW DEGREES COOLER THAN THOSE ON THURSDAY WITH HIGHS MOSTLY RANGING INTO MID AND UPPER 80S FOR MOST LOCATIONS. WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH A GUSTS OF 25 TO 35 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL INTO THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS AND LOWER TEENS (PERCENT). AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY ACROSS FAR SOUTHEAST ZONE 279 THIS AFTERNOON. SATURDAY...EXPECT EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO COOL ANOTHER FEW DEGREES...WITH WARM DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS...KEEPING FIRE DANGER ELEVATED...BUT PROBABLY JUST BELOW CRITICAL LEVEL. LITTLE IF ANY CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR SATURDAY. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276...282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AND LAST THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR ZONES 283 285 AND 287. PLEASE SEE THE RED FLAG WARNING PRODUCTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS. OTHERWISE...HIGH TEMPERATURES COOLER TODAY BY SOME 5 TO 10 DEGREES OVER THOSE ON THURSDAY...RANGING FROM THE LOWER 70S TO THE LOWER 90S FOR MOST LOCATIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS TO LOWER 20S (PERCENT). WINDS WILL TEND OUT OF THE WEST 10 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON FOR MOST LOCATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE BIGHORN BASIN WHERE WINDS WILL BECOME MORE NORTH TO NORTHEAST AND LIGHTER. NO CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. SATURDAY...EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO COOL EVEN FURTHER...WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM THE MID 60S TO MID 80S. WARM AND DRY WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS...LIGHTER NORTHERLY WINDS IN THE BASINS. NO CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION AGAIN SATURDAY. WHILE FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL NOT BE CRITICAL THIS DAY...THEY WILL STILL BE ENHANCED IN A VERY DRY ATMOSPHERE. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...285...289...AND 300)... CRITICAL 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 COOLER TODAY WITH HIGHS MOSTLY RANGING INTO THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S IN THE MOUNTAINS TO THE UPPER 80S AND MID 90S AT LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS WILL TEND OUT OF THE WEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE SOUTHERN ZONES...TO LIGHTER NORTH TO NORTHEAST OVER THE NORTH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM UPPER SINGLE DIGITS TO NEAR 20 PERCENT AT LOWER ELEVATIONS TO THE MID 20S (PERCENT) IN THE MOUNTAINS. NO CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. SATURDAY...COOLER AGAIN WITH HIGHS DROPPING ANOTHER 5 OR SO DEGREES OVER THOSE ON FRIDAY. STILL...WARM AND DRY WITH LIGHTER NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND. NO CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION AGAIN SATURDAY. WHILE FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL NOT BE CRITICAL THIS DAY...THEY WILL STILL BE HEIGHTENED IN A VERY DRY ATMOSPHERE. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS- 231 AM MDT FRI JUL 25 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....86-91. 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........5-11 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-9 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH AND GUSTY UNTIL 1200...THEN WEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN WEST 25 TO 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN WEST 30 TO 35 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-6000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 9000-11500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (76000-96000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 1200...THEN EXCELLENT (244000-264000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-58. 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........36-42 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. WEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH UNTIL 2100. DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 4-7 MPH AFTER 2400. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH UNTIL 0300...THEN AROUND 10 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7000-9500 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 1500-3000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (200000-220000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 2400...THEN POOR TO FAIR (22000-42000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88. 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........11 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED. 20-FOOT WINDS.......UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-9 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 7500-10000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR TO GOOD (50000-70000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 1200...THEN EXCELLENT (154000-174000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .SATURDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
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