Cheyenne National Weather Service Issues Fire Warning
The Cheyenne office of the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Wednesday, for parts of Niobrara, Converse, Platte, Goshen and Laramie Counties in Wyoming as well as parts of the Nebraska panhandle:
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 121 AM MDT Tue Oct 24 2017 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG WEST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FWZ 301...306...309 THROUGH 313 WEDNESDAY... Winds will be on the increase Wednesday as a cold front approaches from the northwest. It will be a warm day Wednesday with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s across the Nebraska Panhandle and mid to upper 60s across southeast Wyoming. A dry airmass in place will cause afternoon humidity to fall to around 10 percent for a large area of southeast Wyoming and Nebraska Panhandle. Pine Ridge/Nebraska National Forest/Oglala National Grasslands- Box Butte/South Sioux- Scotts Bluff National Monument/Wildcat Hills- Niobrara/Lower Elevations of Converse/Thunder Basin National Grassland-Upper North Platte River Basin- South Laramie Range/Medicine Bow NF- Platte/Goshen/Central and Eastern Laramie- 121 AM MDT Tue Oct 24 2017 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 301, 306, 309, 310, 311, 312, AND 313... The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect Wednesday afternoon. * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 301...306...309 through 313. * WIND...West to west northwest of 15 to 25 mph sustained with gusts to 35 to 40 mph for much of southeast Wyoming and Nebraska Panhandle. * HUMIDITY...Afternoon humidity falling to around 10 percent for areas along and east of the Laramie Range Wednesday late morning through the afternoon. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions may develop. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.