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Hot and Dry Pattern Looks to Stick Around

August 17th, 2020
Relative Humidity values across Wyoming are below 20%, which favors the development of wildfires.
Relative Humidity values across Wyoming are below 20%, which favors the development of wildfires.(KGWN)
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 12:22 PM CDT
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The weekend was a hot and dry one with temperatures around Wyoming climbing above 90 degrees both days. That trend looks to continue this week, however a bit more cloud cover is expected and the possibility of scattered afternoon showers and storms will also make a return. These pop-up storms will not bring enough rain to relieve any drought conditions, however. In fact with how dry things are around the state right now they may not even have enough rain to put out a fire one of their bolts of lightning starts.

Humidity for this afternoon across Wyoming is extremely low. While there are no Red Flag warnings in place, nor has the SPC issued any of the 3 levels of Fire Risk, the potential for wildfires remains high. Relative Humidity across Wyoming is below 20% (with the exception of Yellowstone, and that is only because Yellowstone isn’t as hot) meaning it is bone dry out there during the heat of the day. This keeps the potential for wildfire start up extremely high despite the fact that there won’t be much in the way of wind for the Cowboy State.

This pattern is expected to last through the week, though humidity values could climb a bit as rain chances escalate very slightly midweek.

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