Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 416

...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 WARMER TODAY BY UP TO 5 DEGREES OVER THOSE ON FRIDAY...RANGING FROM THE MID 60S TO LOWER 80S FOR MOST LOCATIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING FROM THE LOWER AND MID TEENS TO NEAR 20 PERCENT. WINDS WILL TEND WEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 MPH AT TIMES. NO CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. SUNDAY..WARMER AGAIN...BUT MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL BEGIN TO RECOVER...RISING INTO THE MID TEENS TO MID 20S. VERY SMALL CHANCE FOR A LATE DAY SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS IN ZONES 414 AND 415. FIRE DANGER WILL REMAIN ENHANCED BUT BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS FOR THE MOST PART THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ...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 FRIDAY WITH HIGHS MOSTLY RANGING INTO MID AND UPPER 80S FOR MOST LOCATIONS. WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TO LOWER TEENS (PERCENT). AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR THE SOUTHERN BORDER AREAS OF ZONES 277 AND 279 LATE IN THE DAY. SUNDAY...EXPECT EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO WARN SLIGHTLY... WITH WARM AND MOSTLY DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUING. WINDS HOWEVER WILL BE MUCH LIGHTER...KEEPING FIRE DANGER ENHANCED BUT BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS. LITTLE IF ANY CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR SUNDAY...EXCEPT FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A BORDER HUGGER. ...CODY DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 275...276...282...283...285...286...287...288...AND 289)... HIGH TEMPERATURES COOLER TODAY BY SOME 5 TO 10 DEGREES OVER THOSE ON FRIDAY...RANGING FROM THE MID 60S TO THE UPPER 80S FOR MOST LOCATIONS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING FROM THE LOWER TEENS TO LOWER 20S (PERCENT). WINDS WILL TEND OUT OF THE WEST 10 TO 15 MPH...WITH GUSTS 20 TO 25 MPH POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS. OTHERWISE...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE BASINS. NO CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. SUNDAY...EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO BEGIN WARMING AGAIN...WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM THE LOWER 70S TO NEAR 90. WARM AND DRY WITH LIGHT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS. NO CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION AGAIN SUNDAY. FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE ENHANCED IN A VERY DRY ATMOSPHERE FOR BOTH TODAY AND SUNDAY. ...CASPER DISPATCH AREA (INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281...285...289...AND 300)... HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER TODAY WITH HIGHS MOSTLY RANGING INTO THE LOWER 60S TO NEAR 70S IN THE MOUNTAINS TO THE UPPER 80S AT LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS WILL TEND OUT OF THE NORTH TO NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 20 TO 25 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM UPPER SINGLE DIGITS TO THE MIDDLE 20S (PERCENT) AT LOWER ELEVATIONS TO THE UPPER 20S (PERCENT) IN THE MOUNTAINS. NO CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. SUNDAY...TEMPERATURES SIMILAR TO THOSE ON SATURDAY. STILL...WARM AND DRY WITH RELATIVELY LIGHT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND. NO CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION AGAIN SUNDAY. FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE HEIGHTENED...BUT NOT CRITICAL...IN A VERY DRY ATMOSPHERE. ...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS... ...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT... WEST WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS/EAST ZONE BRIDGER TETON NF- 229 AM MDT SAT JUL 26 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-78. 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED. MIN HUMIDITY........9-15 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 5500-8000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR TO GOOD (56000-76000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 1200...THEN VERY GOOD (114000-134000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-47. 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER. MAX HUMIDITY........47-53 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER. HUMIDITY RECOVERY...MODERATE. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN NORTHEAST UNTIL 0300...THEN DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 4-7 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 15 MPH. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN NORTHEAST. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH UNTIL 2100...THEN NORTHEAST. MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-6000 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 1000-2000 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (76000-96000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 2400...THEN POOR (14000-26000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80. 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER. MIN HUMIDITY........12-18 PERCENT. 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER. 20-FOOT WINDS.......UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-9 MPH UNTIL 1200...THEN WEST AROUND 10 MPH AND GUSTY. RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN WEST. LAL.................1. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN WEST. MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 7000-9500 FT AGL. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (38000-58000 KNOT-FT) UNTIL 1200...THEN VERY GOOD (106000-126000 KNOT-FT). HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...... .SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 49. HIGHS 63 TO 68. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH. .THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS 65 TO 70.
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