Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 295

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR FWZ 301 FOR GUSTY WIND/LOW HUMIDITY/DRY THUNDERSTORMS... ...MORE WIDESPREAD LOW HUMIDITY/GUSTY WINDS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ACROSS SOUTHEAST WYOMING... .DISCUSSION... DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS WESTERN CARBON COUNTY AGAIN TODAY. A COLD FRONT GENERALLY ALONG A LINE FROM CASPER TO LARAMIE WILL SEPARATE RELATIVELY MOIST AIR EAST OF THE FRONT FROM THE REALLY DRY AIR TO THE WEST. WETTING RAINS ARE LIKELY IN THE EASTERN SECTOR TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH EXCELLENT OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERIES. CONDITIONS CHANGE FOR THURSDAY THOUGH AS THE FRONT BEGINS TO MOVE EAST AGAIN AND WINDS BEGIN TO PICK UP WEST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. TO COMPLICATE THE CONDITIONS MORE...WE HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF DRY THUNDERSTORMS WEST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE THAT COULD CREATE SOME FIRE STARTS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR FWZ 301 FOR THURSDAY LATE MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY FOR MORE WIDESPREAD FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS SOUTHEAST WYOMING. NIOBRARA/LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE/THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL GRASSLAND- 242 AM MDT WED JUL 23 2014 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON... .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1500...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200 UNTIL 1500...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL AFTER 1500. MAX TEMPERATURE.....95-100. 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........15-21 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH AND GUSTY. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3 UNTIL 1500...THEN 4. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.10 PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......6400-8400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9500-11500 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (78400 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO VERY GOOD (145000 KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2100...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL UNTIL 2100. MIN TEMPERATURE.....65-70. 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER. MAX HUMIDITY........50-56 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......40 PERCENT DRIER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH. LAL.................3 UNTIL 2100...THEN 2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.5 PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......4000-6000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 200 FT AGL AFTER MIDNIGHT. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (63300 KNOT-FT) DECREASING TO POOR (2200 KNOT-FT) AFTER MIDNIGHT. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .THURSDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. MAX TEMPERATURE.....96-101. 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED. MIN HUMIDITY........8-14 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 10 MPH AND GUSTY. LAL.................1 UNTIL 0900...THEN 2 UNTIL 1200...THEN 6. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......7500-8100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 14300-15500 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD (101100 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO EXCELLENT (228100 KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
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