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...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...MAINLY THE WESTERN HALF OF ZONE 301. WHICH
INCLUDES THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE/THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL
GRASSLAND.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND
GUSTY WINDS MAY CREATE CRITICAL AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR RAPID
FIRE GROWTH.

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 VERY WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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