Weekend Weather: Areas of smoke, sunny, breezy

The National Weather Service office in Riverton says that it’s going to likely be another warm, dry, and breezy weekend.

The Red Flag Warning continues for the majority of Fremont County, and most of the state. Critical fire conditions already, will be amplified by low humidity and breezy conditions.

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Information from the National Weather Service:

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT SATURDAY...

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities and Strong Gusty Winds will create

  erratic fire behavior with existing fires or any new fire

  starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:

  In Central WY Fire Zones...288...289.

  In Southwest WY Fire Zone....279.

  In West Central WY Fire Zone....278.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:

  In Central WY...Fremont...Natrona.

  In Southwest WY...Sweetwater.

  In West Central WY...Lincoln...Sublette.

* WIND: South 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 8 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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