The National Weather Service office in Riverton has elevated a Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for much of Fremont County and the central and western parts of Wyoming.
The full warning can be found below, for more updated weather information follow NWS Riverton!
Red Flag Warning from THU 12:00 PM MDT until THU 8:00 PM MDT
Make preparations per the instructions
Riverton – WY, US, National Weather Service
East Wind River Mountains/South Shoshone NF
…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY… The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. IMPACTS: Low Humidities…Hot Temperatures…and Strong Gusty Winds will create erratic fire behavior and new fire starts. AFFECTED AREA: In Central WY Fire Zone….288. In West Central WY Fire Zones…278…414. COUNTIES AFFECTED: In Central WY…Fremont. In Southwest WY…Sweetwater. In West Central WY…Lincoln…Sublette. WIND: Southwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. HUMIDITY: As low as 10 percent. TEMPERATURES: Highs 80 to 85. 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.