Upper Green River Basin Foothills Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:56 PM MDT Aug. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM MDT this

* impacts: low humidities... strong gusty winds... and increasing
thunderstorm activity will create erratic fire behavior and new
fire starts.

* Affected area:
in southwest WY fire zones... 277... 279.
In west central WY fire zone... .278.

* Counties affected:
in southwest WY... Sweetwater... Uinta.
In west central WY... Lincoln... Sublette.

* Wind: northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Thunderstorms: isolated to scattered storms with very low
amounts of precipitation.

* Humidity: as low as 15 percent.

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.


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