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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:24 PM MDT Jul. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning now in effect until 8 PM MDT Thursday...

* impacts: low humidities and strong gusty winds will create
erratic fire behavior and new fire starts through 8 PM this
evening. Then the winds will diminish along with good relative
humidity recovery tonight and Thursday morning. Red flag
conditions will return by 12 noon Thursday along with winds
increasing once again along with dangerously low humidity. These
conditions will persist through 8 PM Thursday.

* Affected area:
in southwest WY... fire weather zone 279.

* Counties affected:
in southwest WY... Sweetwater.

* Wind: west to northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 10 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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