Conditions ripe for wildfire today, this week; No burning advised

    (Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport has issued several advisories for today, and through this  coming week, for potentially dangerous fire weather conditions on the East side of the Wind River Range, including Central Wyoming, Fremont County and the Wind River Indian Resevation

    Special Weather Statement

    Including: Upper Wind River Basin- Wind River Basin-Lander Foothills- Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range and the cities of Dubois, Riverton, Shoshoni, Lander and Jeffrey City


    There is an Elevated Fire Weather Concern across much of the Cowboy State for this Labor Day.

    The Lower elevations of western and central Wyoming will stay warm and dry this Labor Day. Relative humidity values will be critically low, with breezy winds at times during the afternoon and early evening hours. The higher elevations of western and central Wyoming will also be dry with breezy winds. Outdoor burning is highly discouraged!

    Activities that produce sparks, such as grinding and welding are not recommended. Avoid parking in high grass and do not throw cigarette butts out. Drown your campfires!

    Hazardous Weather Outlook


    Including: Wind River Mountains West-Wind River Mountains East- Upper Wind River Basin-Wind River Basin-Lander Foothills- Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range

    This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Western and Central Wyoming.

    Today and Tonight. Near-critical fire weather conditions will occur mainly over the lower elevations.


    Tuesday through Sunday. Saturday and Sunday, elevated to possibly critical fire weather conditions over central and southern areas.

    The Wind River Basin Forecast:




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