Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 300

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...YELLOWSTONE NP AND TETON DISPATCH AREAS (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 140...414...415...AND 416)... WINDS AND MOISTURE INCREASING THROUGH THE MORNING TODAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES. THERE WILL BE A GOOD CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN BETWEEN NOON AND 2000 TONIGHT WITH SNOW ABOVE 8KFT LOWERING TO 6.5KFT BEFORE THE STORM EXITS THIS EVENING. REMAINING COOL BUT DRY AND CALM ON WEDNESDAY. WINDS RETURN ON THURSDAY BUT TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO REBOUND...ESPECIALLY OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE DISPATCH AREA. ...RAWLINS DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 277...278... AND 279)... WINDS AND MOISTURE INCREASING THROUGH THE MORNING TODAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES. THERE WILL BE A FAIR CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM OR TWO. WEDNESDAY WILL BE COOLER AND LESS WINDY. CONTINUED DRY ON THURSDAY WITH TEMPERATURES TRENDING HIGHER WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS IN THE AFTERNOON. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276... 282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... WINDY FOR MOST OF THE DAY WITH A GOOD CHANCE FOR A WETTING RAIN AFTER NOON IN MOUNTAIN ZONES. THERE WILL BE A SMALL CHANCE FOR A THUNDERSTORM OR TWO AS WELL ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TODAY. CHANCES FOR WETTING RAIN IN THE BASINS IS LOW BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE. A COLD FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH TONIGHT WITH WINDS SHIFTING TO THE WEST AND TEMPERATURES DROPPING BEHIND THE FRONT FOR WEDNESDAY. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER ON WEDNESDAY AND IT WILL BE DRY. TEMPERATURES RISE A BIT ON THURSDAY BUT WINDS WILL PICK BACK UP AGAIN...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND IN ZONE 289. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281... 285...289...AND 300)... WINDY FOR MOST OF THE DAY WITH A REMOTE CHANCE FOR A WETTING RAIN AFTER NOON. THERE WILL BE A SMALL CHANCE FOR A THUNDERSTORM OR TWO AS WELL ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TODAY. A COLD FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH TONIGHT WITH WINDS SHIFTING TO THE WEST AND TEMPERATURES DROPPING BEHIND THE FRONT FOR WEDNESDAY. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER ON WEDNESDAY AND IT WILL BE DRY. TEMPERATURES RISE A BIT ON THURSDAY BUT WINDS WILL PICK BACK UP AGAIN. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... CASPER MOUNTAIN- 238 AM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT. MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65. 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........31-37 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN 35 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN AROUND 35 MPH UNTIL 1500...THEN AROUND 25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......500-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 4500-7000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR TO GOOD (40000-60000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 1200...THEN VERY GOOD (120000-140000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 2400. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40. 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........73-79 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT WETTER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.LESS THAN 5 PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 500-1500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD TO VERY GOOD (86000-106000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 2400...THEN POOR (12000-32000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59. 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER. MIN HUMIDITY........20-26 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......500-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 2500-3000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (34000-54000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. .FRIDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. .SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. .MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
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