East Sweetwater County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:15 AM MDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM MDT Thursday...

* impacts: low humidities and strong gusty winds will create
erratic fire behavior and new fire starts.

* Discussion: critical fire weather conditions will continue today,
with critical rh values and west- northwest winds with gusts up
to 35 mph.

* Affected area:
in southwest WY... fire weather zones 277 and 279.

* Counties affected:
in southwest WY... Sweetwater... Uinta.
In west central WY... Lincoln.

* Wind: west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 10 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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