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Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Central and Northern Carbon, Ferris-Seminoe-Shirley Mountains; Platte, Goshen, Central and Eastern Laramie; Sierra Madre Range, Medicine Bow NF; South Laramie Range, Medicine Bow NF; Southwest Carbon County

NWS Cheyenne (Southeastern Wyoming and Western Nebraska)

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR SUNDAY UPDATED TO INCLUDE FIRE WEATHER ZONE 307... ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 303, 304, 305, 309, AND 310...

* WIND...West to northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts 35 to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent in the afternoon.

* HAINES INDEX...5 to 6 in the afternoon and evening.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of gusty winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.


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