Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 2:58 AM MDT on September 02, 2015

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT Thursday for
strong wind... low humidity... hot temperatures... high Haines index
and critical lightning...

* affected area... fire weather zone 275. Fire weather zone 276.
Fire weather zone 277. Fire weather zone 279. Fire weather zone
280. Fire weather zone 281. Fire weather zone 282. Fire weather
zone 283. Fire weather zone 285. Fire weather zone 287. Fire
weather zone 289. Fire weather zone 300. Fire weather zone 414.
Fire weather zone 415. Fire weather zone 416.

* Wind... southwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph today
and Thursday. Stronger gusts possible in thunderstorms could
send out strong outflow winds on Thursday.

* Humidity... low to mid teens during the afternoons. Some of the
lower basins east of The Divide could see minimum relative
humidities in the single digits. Poor relative humidity
recovery at mid slope overnight.

* Lightning... isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms possible
Thursday afternoon and evening.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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 will
create extreme fire behavior.




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