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Special Statement

Statement as of 1:45 PM MDT on March 29, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 29, 2015


... Gusty winds and low humidity causing elevated fire danger...

A northwest wind of 10 to 20 mph with occasional higher gusts will
combine with relatively dry surface conditions today to yield
elevated fire danger through the afternoon. Residents in this area
are advised not to conduct any burning this afternoon... as any fire
could rapidly spread through fine fuels such as grasses and small
vegetation.


Jb


145 PM MDT sun Mar 29 2015

... Strong gusty winds across Johnson County early this morning...

A northwest wind of 10 to 20 mph with occasional higher gusts will
combine with relatively dry surface conditions today to yield
elevated fire danger through the afternoon. Residents in this area
are advised not to conduct any burning this afternoon... as any fire
could rapidly spread through fine fuels such as grasses and small
vegetation.


Jb


Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:27 PM MDT on March 29, 2015

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on March 30, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect until 7 PM MDT this evening for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zone 283...
... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 7 PM MDT Monday for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zone 283...

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
until 7 PM MDT this evening... and again from Monday at noon to 7
PM MDT Monday.

* Affected area... far western portion of fire weather zone
283... western Wind River basin.

* Winds... west 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative humidity... 10 to 15 percent.

* Impacts... residents in this area are advised not to conduct any
burning this afternoon or Monday afternoon... as any fire could
rapidly spread through fine fuels such as grasses and small
vegetation.

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.





Record Report

Statement as of 1:28 AM MDT on March 29, 2015


... Record high temperature set at Riverton WY...

mostly sunny skies and strong southwest winds ahead of a cold
front... helped push temperatures to record levels. A record high
temperature of 74 degrees was set at Riverton WY yesterday. This
shatters the old record of 65 set in 2012. Note the records for the
Riverton site only date back to 1995.

The record high temperature at the cooperative observer site in
Riverton for March 28 is 78 degrees... which was set in 1986.



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