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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
902 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 9 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR FIRE
ZONES 276...279...280...283...285...287 AND 300... ...RED FLAG
WARNING UNTIL 9 PM THIS EVENING FOR 275...281 AND 282...

.WIND...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH HAINES INDEX OF 5 TO
6 WILL COMBINE WITH CRITICALLY DRY VEGETATION TO RESULT IN
DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS THROUGH THIS EVENING AND AGAIN
FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE TIME FRAME FOR THE WIND TO
COMBINE WITH THE LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR POTENTIAL CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE THROUGH 9 PM TODAY AND AGAIN FROM
NOON THROUGH 9 PM FRIDAY. ADDITIONALLY... THERE WILL BE A CHANCE
FOR AN ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORM THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON FOR
ZONES 279...280...AND 300. ADDED IN ZONES 275...281 AND
282 THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR HOT TEMPERATURES...STRONG WIND AND
LOW RH.

WYZ279-251000-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-140726T0300Z/
SWEETWATER COUNTY/ROCK SPRINGS BLM/FLAMING GORGE NRA-
902 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
AFTERNOON WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND A HAINES INDEX OF
5 FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 279...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 279.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 11 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE
  BEHAVIOR AND RAPID RATES OF SPREAD IN DRY FUELS.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
354 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

WYZ001>020-022>030-251200-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
354 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN...CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL
WYOMING FROM NOON TODAY THROUGH 9 PM MDT FRIDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING FOR THE BIGHORN BASIN AND LOWER ELEVATIONS OF
JOHNSON COUNTY UNTIL 9 PM THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES...INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FORECAST AREA WHERE
FUELS HAVE BECOME CRITICAL OVER RECENT DAYS. OTHERWISE...ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTH AND EAST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND
SOUTH AND ALSO THE CODY FOOTHILLS WHERE FUELS HAVE BECOME CRITICAL
OVER RECENT DAYS.

SATURDAY...ELEVATED TO EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS
SWEETWATER COUNTY WITH WARM...VERY DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1156 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

COZ058>089-093>099-251800-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
CENTRAL CHAFFEE COUNTY BELOW 9000 FT-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST CHAFFEE COUNTY ABOVE 9000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
DEL NORTE VICINITY/NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
ALAMOSA VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY ABOVE 8500 FT-
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FEET-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500 FT/PIKES PEAK BETWEEN
7500 AND 11000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY-
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW
7500 FT-
COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE
BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT-
WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT-
TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-
CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY-
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY-
EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY-
LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY-SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY-
1156 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

THE MONSOON MOISTURE PLUME WILL BECOME A LITTLE MORE ORGANIZED AND
SPREAD A LITTLE FARTHER EAST THAN IN PREVIOUS DAYS.  THIS WILL
RESULT IN A SLIGHT UPSWING IN THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ACROSS THE
REGION TODAY...MAINLY WEST OF I-25.

WIND SHEAR...WHILE SLIGHTLY GREATER THAN YESTERDAY...IS STILL PRETTY
WEAK SO THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER REMAINS LOW.  PRIMARY CONCERNS
TODAY WILL BE LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN.

AREA BURN SCARS WILL NEED TO BE WATCHED FOR RUNOFF PROBLEMS SHOULD
THEY BE IMPACTED BY STRONG THUNDERSTORMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

TUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS EACH
DAY...AND THE CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE FOR THE
SOUTHEAST PLAINS SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. THE MAIN RISKS WITH THE
STORMS THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY WILL BE LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS
TO 50 MPH AND SMALL HAIL. THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF HAIL AROUND
ONE INCH IN DIAMETER AND WIND GUSTS OVER 58 MPH ON THE PLAINS
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ALSO BE PROBABLE ACROSS A PORTION OF
THE AREA SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. AREA BURN SCARS WILL BE
MONITORED CLOSELY FOR POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON AREA BURN SCARS.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1103 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

COZ030>051-251715-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
1103 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM WILL DEVELOP OVER THE
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS FROM NOON TO 2 PM. THEY SHOULD SPREAD OVER
THE NORTHEAST PLAINS LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. EXPECT RAIN
AND GUSTY WINDS TO 45 MPH WITH THE STORMS THIS AFTERNOON.

MOISTURE LEVELS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE TODAY AS THE BROAD HIGH
PRESSURE ALOFT SHIFTS FURTHER SOUTH OVER THE REGION. TEMPERATURES
WILL REMAIN HOT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY BEFORE A
GRADUAL COOL DOWN OCCURS SUNDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE
MOUNTAINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WITH ONLY ISOLATED
STORMS ON THE PLAINS. THE AIRMASS WILL STABILIZE SOMEWHAT ON
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BEHIND A COLD FRONT WITH SLIGHTLY LESS STORM
COVERAGE EXPECTED. MOST OF THE STORMS THROUGH THE WEEKEND WILL
PRODUCE BRIEF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN...GUSTY WINDS...AND CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING.

BY MONDAY AND TUESDAY...STORM COVERAGE WILL LIKELY INCREASE WITH
THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. THERE MAY BE ENOUGH
SHEAR FOR A FEW SEVERE STORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
613 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-251215-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
613 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
COLORADO...NORTHWEST COLORADO...SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...
SOUTHWEST COLORADO...WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...EAST CENTRAL UTAH...
NORTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHEAST UTAH.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL QUICKLY DEVELOP AND
EXPAND THIS MORNING...BECOMING NUMEROUS IN THE WESTERN COLORADO
HIGH COUNTRY. WETTING RAINS IS EXPECTED FOR MOST MOUNTAIN SPOTS.
IN THE VALLEYS...BRIEF HEAVY SHOWERS WILL ACCOMPANY THE STRONGEST
THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALIZED GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH. FREQUENT AND
DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES WILL ACCOMPANY
THUNDERSTORMS.

LOCALIZED MUD DEBRIS FLOWS OR FALLING ROCKS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
THOSE AREAS PRONE TO SUCH ACTIVITY...LIKE STEEP TERRAIN.

MOST STORM ACTIVITY WILL DIE DOWN BY MIDNIGHT WITH SOME LINGERING
INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

EXPECT STORMS TO DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN ON FRIDAY WITH SOME
DRIFTING OVER VALLEY LOCATIONS THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. DRIER
AIR MOVES IN FOR THE WEEKEND WITH A DOWNTURN IN STORM ACTIVITY.
STORMS WILL STILL DEVELOP EACH AFTERNOON BUT MAINLY BE ANCHORED TO
THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EXPECT SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...PRIMARILY OVER THE MOUNTAINS...EACH
DAY. A FEW STORMS WILL DRIFT OFF THE MOUNTAINS LATE IN THE DAY AND
PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND BRIEF SHOWERS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

A SLIGHT POSSIBILITY THAT SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED THIS
AFTERNOON...BUT NOT LIKELY.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
832 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

COZ041-045-250430-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
INCLUDING...CASTLE ROCK...ELBERT...FONDIS...KIOWA...LARKSPUR...
BENNETT...BYERS...DEER TRAIL...LEADER
832 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

.NOW...
SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS
ELBERT...EASTERN ADAMS AND EASTERN ARAPAHOE COUNTIES THROUGH 930
PM. GUSTY WINDS UP TO 35 MPH AND BRIEF MODERATE RAINFALL CAN BE
EXPECTED AS THE STORMS MOVE OVER.

$$

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