Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 298

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...AND A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...260...261...262... 263...264...297...298...AND 299... .DISCUSSION...NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASE AS A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE 70S TO AROUND 80...WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES NEAR 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS WILL BE 20 TO 30 MPH AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH LIKELY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...LOW HUMIDITY...GUSTY WINDS...AND COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COLONY...MOORCROFT...NEWCASTLE...UPTON 324 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015 ...RED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING GUSTY WINDS...VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...AND A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE... .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.10 PERCENT. LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2. MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 76. MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO WEST 20 TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO WEST AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT. MIXING HEIGHT.......8600 TO 10800 FT AGL. .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.10 PERCENT. LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1. MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 37. MAX HUMIDITY........68-78 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 50 TO 55 MPH. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR. MIXING HEIGHT.......500 TO 600 FT AGL. .SUNDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. CHC OF WETTING RAIN.0 PERCENT. LAL.................1. MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 60. MIN HUMIDITY........22-28 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 10 TO 25 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH. TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT. MIXING HEIGHT.......6100 TO 7700 FT AGL. .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
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