(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport has issued a special weather statement advising that elevated fire behavior is possible this afternoon due to a combination of low humidity and gusty winds.
According to the NWS humidity is predicted to drop under 20 percent in combination with a gusty southwest wind. This condition creates the possibility of elevated fire behavior this afternoon. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged this afternoon.
• WHAT -Relative humidity under 20 percent and southwest wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
• WHERE – Much of central and southern Wyoming.
• WHEN – Thursday afternoon and evening.
• ADDITIONAL DETAILS – Fires may spread easily this afternoon. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged this afternoon in the effected area.