Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 290

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 301...302...304 AND 309... .DISCUSSION... ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE FOR AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE THROUGH THIS EVENING. MUCH DRIER CONDITIONS WILL SETTLE IN FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE DISTRICT...WITH WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY FOR LOWER ELEVATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE AS A RESULT...WITH FUELS SUPPORTIVE OF LARGE FIRE GROWTH IN ZONES 301...302...304...AND 309. THEREFORE...UPGRADED THE FIRE WATCH TO A RED FLAG WARNING FOR THESE ZONES STARTING NOON ON TUESDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH 7 PM. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL ON WEDNESDAY FOR THESE SAME AREAS....AND COULD ALSO EXTEND FURTHER EAST INTO THE EASTERN WYOMING PLAINS. NIOBRARA/LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE/THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL GRASSLAND- 325 PM MDT MON SEP 1 2014 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT TUESDAY... .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48. 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........84-90 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST UP TO 15 MPH AND GUSTY SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXING HEIGHT.......4100-5000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 400 FT AGL AFTER MIDNIGHT. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (1600-36400 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TUESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86. 24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........9-15 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3800-4300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7500-8200 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (30200 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO GOOD (96200 KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TUESDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-54. 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........62-68 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......23 PERCENT DRIER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-4000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 100 FT AGL AFTER MIDNIGHT. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (1000-32900 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....86-91. 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4200-6200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9200-11200 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR (57700 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO EXCELLENT (167500 KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .THURSDAY...NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
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