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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
221 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...DRY WINDY AND WARM CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS NATRONA COUNTY
TODAY...

.CONTINUED HIGH PRESSURE OVER EASTERN WYOMING WILL ALLOW
TEMPERATURES TO WARM TODAY. ADDITIONALLY...THIS SYSTEM WILL
PERMIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY TO DROP BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS NATRONA COUNTY...WITH A RETURN OF GUSTY WIND.
THESE WEATHER ELEMENTS...COMBINED WITH THE PRESENCE OF CRITICALLY
DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NATRONA COUNTY.

WYZ280-181815-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0012.140918T1800Z-140919T0200Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
221 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
280...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 13 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY...WARM...AND WINDY CONDITIONS
  WILL RESULT IN AN APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENT FOR EXTREME FIRE
  BEHAVIOR THIS AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

BRANHAM

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RIVERTON


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
508 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-181400-
SHERIDAN-EASTERN CHERRY-KEYA PAHA-BOYD-BROWN-ROCK-HOLT-GARDEN-
GRANT-HOOKER-THOMAS-BLAINE-LOUP-GARFIELD-WHEELER-ARTHUR-MCPHERSON-
LOGAN-CUSTER-DEUEL-KEITH-PERKINS-LINCOLN-CHASE-HAYES-FRONTIER-
WESTERN CHERRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GORDON...RUSHVILLE...VALENTINE...
SPRINGVIEW...SPENCER...AINSWORTH...BASSETT...ONEILL...OSHKOSH...
HYANNIS...MULLEN...THEDFORD...DUNNING...TAYLOR...BURWELL...
BARTLETT...ARTHUR...TRYON...STAPLETON...BROKEN BOW...CHAPPELL...
BIG SPRINGS...OGALLALA...GRANT...NORTH PLATTE...IMPERIAL...
HAYES CENTER...CURTIS...EUSTIS...CODY...MERRIMAN...KILGORE
508 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014 /408 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014/

...LOCALLY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING...

UNTIL 9 AM CDT (8 AM MDT)...LOCALLY DENSE FOG WILL CONTINUE IN
PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. ALTHOUGH
VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS WILL LIKELY VARY CONSIDERABLY WITHIN THE
AREA...SOME PLACES WILL OBSERVE DENSE FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY TO 1/4
MILE OR LESS. A FEW HIGHWAYS MOST LIKELY TO OBSERVE DENSE FOG
INCLUDE INTERSTATE 80...HIGHWAY 83...AND HIGHWAY 2.

$$

KAR

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
300 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

WYZ001>020-022>030-181800-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
300 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...ANOTHER WARM DAY FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING ANOTHER DAY OF UNSEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING TODAY. THERE
IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME RECORD BREAKING HEAT. BELOW IS A TABLE OF
CURRENT RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...THE YEARS THEY OCCURRED...AND THE
CURRENT FORECASTED TEMPERATURES.

CITY...      RECORD HIGH...    YEAR...     FORECASTED TEMPERATURE...

ROCK SPRINGS       82         2010 AND 1952           83
CASPER             89            1980                 91
LANDER             88            1984                 88
RIVERTON AIRPORT   85            2004                 87
WORLAND            93            1998                 90
RIVERTON DOWNTOWN  95            1981                 87

$$

BRANHAM


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
540 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

NEZ002-003-019>021-054-055-095-096-191145-
DAWES-BOX BUTTE-SCOTTS BLUFF-BANNER-MORRILL-KIMBALL-CHEYENNE-
NORTH SIOUX-SOUTH SIOUX-
540 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN NEBRASKA
PANHANDLE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LOCALLY DENSE FOG WILL DEVELOP BEFORE SUNRISE AND LINGER THROUGH
MID MORNING BEFORE DISSIPATING. SIDNEY...ALLIANCE AND SCOTTSBLUFF
WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE FOG. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS
THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT
THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

&&

THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGIC...AND
CLIMATE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/CHEYENNE

$$

JAMSKI

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
540 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

WYZ101>119-191145-
CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NIOBRARA COUNTY-
NORTH LARAMIE RANGE-FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-
SHIRLEY BASIN-CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY-
EAST PLATTE COUNTY-GOSHEN COUNTY-CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY-
NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-SNOWY RANGE-
LARAMIE VALLEY-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-
CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY-EAST LARAMIE COUNTY-
540 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL WYOMING...
SOUTH CENTRAL WYOMING AND SOUTHEAST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WARM...BREEZY AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE THE FIRE DANGER
ACROSS NORTHWEST CARBON COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY
AND SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT
EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

&&

THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGIC...AND
CLIMATE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/CHEYENNE

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
536 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-191045-
SHERIDAN-EASTERN CHERRY-KEYA PAHA-BOYD-BROWN-ROCK-HOLT-GARDEN-
GRANT-HOOKER-THOMAS-BLAINE-LOUP-GARFIELD-WHEELER-ARTHUR-MCPHERSON-
LOGAN-CUSTER-DEUEL-KEITH-PERKINS-LINCOLN-CHASE-HAYES-FRONTIER-
WESTERN CHERRY-
536 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014 /436 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

AREAS OF FOG CAN BE EXPECTED UNTIL MID MORNING ACROSS CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK AREA. VISIBILITY WILL LOCALLY BE
REDUCED TO A QUARTER MILE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

GET YOUR WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL...AND CLIMATE INFORMATION AT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NORTHPLATTE (ALL LOWERCASE)

$$

KAR

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
512 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015-021-191015-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-GRANT-
512 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014 /412 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH
DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS LATE TONIGHT ACROSS
NORTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. NO SEVERE
WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A FEW WIDELY SCATTERED STORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA ON
FRIDAY. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
401 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-191300-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-WESTERN CROOK-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-WESTON-
NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
401 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014 /501 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER NORTHEASTERN
WYOMING THROUGH NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA TONIGHT. SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED...ALTHOUGH A FEW STRONGER STORMS
ARE POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY AND TUESDAY.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...
OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RAPIDCITY

$$

JC

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
300 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

WYZ001>020-022>030-191200-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
300 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF NATRONA COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON...

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WARM...DRY...AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL BE FOUND ACROSS NATRONA
COUNTY TODAY...RESULTING IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. A RED
FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING FOR
THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NATRONA COUNTY.

OTHERWISE...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL BE FOUND TODAY...MAINLY ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE FORECAST
AREA. AREAS OF EASTERN WYOMING WILL SEE CONTINUED WARMING
TEMPERATURES TODAY...WITH SOME AREAS EXPECTED TO APPROACH RECORD
VALUES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT WIND GUSTS AND ANY HAIL SIZES THIS
AFTERNOON. THANK YOU.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
322 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051-190830-
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-
FOSTER-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-
STUTSMAN-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-
LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
322 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014 /222 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...NORTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA...SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...AND ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT. THE RISK
FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS LOW.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE AREA ON FRIDAY...AND
OVER NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA ON SATURDAY. THE
RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

CALL THUNDERSTORM REPORTS IN TO THE NWS AT 701-223-4582 OR POST
THEM TO OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. THERE IS ALSO A LINK TO SUBMIT
REPORTS THROUGH OUR WEB PAGE...TOP LEFT MENU ITEM.

&&

MORE INFORMATION...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND
CLIMATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND...AT WEATHER.GOV/BIS.

$$

JPM/JJS

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