The National Weather Service office in Riverton has issued an Air Quality Alert because of west coast wildfire smoke in effect until Noon on Friday.
A Red Flag Warning for most of central Wyoming is also in place due to warmer than normal temperatures, low humidity, and gusty winds.
For more weather information, follow NWS Riverton!
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT FRIDAY... The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, and the Wyoming Department of Health has issued an Air Quality Alert, in effect until noon MDT Friday. * WHAT...Air Quality Alert for Wildfire Smoke. * WHERE...Big Horn, Hot Springs, Fremont, Johnson, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, and Washakie counties. * WHEN...Until 1200 PM Friday September 20. IMPACTS...Smoke from wildfires in other states continues to be observed across much of western and central Wyoming. The smoke is limiting visibilities and is expected to remain at least through Friday. HEALTH INFORMATION...It is recommended by the Wyoming Department of Health that the elderly, young children, and individuals with respiratory problems avoid excessive physical exertion and minimize outdoor activities during this time. Wildfire smoke is made up of a variety of pollutants, including particulate matter and ozone, which can cause respiratory health effects. Although these people are most susceptible to health impacts, the Department of Health also advises that everyone should avoid prolonged exposure to poor air quality conditions. CURRENT CONDITIONS...The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division offers near real-time air quality data for Wyoming`s monitoring stations and health effects information to help the public interpret current conditions. Current air quality conditions across the state of Wyoming can be found at http://www.wyvisnet.com/.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Riverton WY 256 PM MDT Thu Sep 24 2020 WYZ001>020-022>030-252100- Yellowstone National Park-Absaroka Mountains-Cody Foothills- North Big Horn Basin-Southwest Big Horn Basin- Southeast Big Horn Basin-Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains- Bighorn Mountains West-Bighorn Mountains Southeast- Northeast Johnson County-Southeast Johnson County- Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains-Jackson Hole- Wind River Mountains West-Wind River Mountains East- Upper Wind River Basin-Wind River Basin-Lander Foothills- Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range- Natrona County Lower Elevations-Casper Mountain-Star Valley- Salt River and Wyoming Ranges-Upper Green River Basin Foothills- Upper Green River Basin-South Lincoln County- Rock Springs and Green River-Flaming Gorge-East Sweetwater County- 256 PM MDT Thu Sep 24 2020 ...Red Flag Warnings for most of the area this afternoon and early evening... ...Red Flag Warnings for central and southern portions this afternoon through Friday evening... This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Western and Central Wyoming. .DAY ONE...The Rest of this Afternoon and Tonight. Critical fire weather conditions likely across much of the area. Please see Red Flag Warnings for details. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. Friday...Critical fire conditions over central and southern portions. Elevated fire conditions over portions of Fremont and Sublette counties. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions, according to standard operating procedure.