Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 6:55 PM MDT on September 02, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from noon to 7 PM MDT Wednesday for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 301...302... 304 and 309... ...Red flag warning is cancelled for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 301...302...304 and 309...

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MDT Wednesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area...fire weather zone 301 Niobrara/lower elevations of Converse/Thunder Basin National Grassland...fire weather zone 302 north Laramie range/Medicine Bow nf...fire weather zone 304 southwest Carbon and fire weather zone 309 south Laramie range/Medicine Bow nf.

* Winds...southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity...as low as 10 percent.

* Impacts...the combination of warm temperatures...low humidities...and gusty winds will produce conditions favorable for rapid fire growth Wednesday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that the combination of strong winds... low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Warm and dry conditions combined with gusty winds will create the potential for rapid fire growth.

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