Weather Update: Warm afternoons, breezy conditions for most of week
With warm afternoons, mostly dry weather, and breezy conditions continuing across Fremont County this week, Riverton’s National Weather Service office has issued another significant weather advisory, noting that fire danger remains extremely high.
Riverton and Lander high-temperatures will remain in the mid-80’s most of the week. Dubois will reach the lower to mid 70’s most of the week, before a cool-down Thursday and Friday.
...Elevated to Critical Fire Weather Conditions for much of the area this week... A very dry atmosphere with periods of breezy to windy conditions will keep elevated to possibly critical fire weather conditions across the area this week. The worst day from Southwest Wyoming to around Casper may be Wednesday with the strongest southwest flow expected ahead of an approaching cold front. Check for local burning restrictions in your area. 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! Stay tuned for further statements and possible fire weather watches or warnings into next week.
...Red Flag Warning for southern Lincoln County and the Green and Rattlesnake Range this afternoon... This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Western and Central Wyoming. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Critical fire weather for portions southern Lincoln and the Green Mountains this afternoon. Elevated fire behavior likely for much of the southern half of Wyoming this afternoon.. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday Tuesday through Friday...Elevated to possibly critical fire weather conditions at times over the central and southern areas. Thursday and Thursday night...Isolated thunderstorms over far northwest Wyoming.