Weather Alerts for Natrona County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
NATRONA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Johnson County, Casper BLM - Natrona County, Casper BLM - North Big Horn Basin, Worland BLM - South Big Horn Basin, Worland BLM - South Bighorn Mountains
Effective: Tue, 9/28 2:48pm Updated: Tue, 9/28 3:36pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 9/28 8:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Unseasonably Warm Temperatures...and
Strong Gusty Winds will create erratic fire behavior and new
fire starts.
* AFFECTED AREA:
In Central WY Fire Zones...280...285.
In North Central WY Fire Zones...275...281...282.
* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
In Central WY...Fremont...Natrona.
In North Central WY...Big Horn...Hot Springs...Johnson...Park
Washakie.
* WIND: South to southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* HUMIDITY: 12 to 15 percent.
* TEMPERATURES: Highs in the lower to middle 80s.

Information:
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.

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
NATRONA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Absaroka Mountains - Cody Foothills - East Sweetwater County - Flaming Gorge - Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range - Lander Foothills - North Big Horn Basin - Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains - Rock Springs and Green River - Salt River and Wyoming Ranges - South Lincoln County - Southeast Big Horn Basin - Southwest Big Horn Basin - 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
Effective: Tue, 9/28 3:03pm Updated: Tue, 9/28 3:36pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Wed, 9/29 3:00pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM MDT WEDNESDAY...
The following message is transmitted on behalf of the Wyoming
Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, and the
Wyoming Department of Health.
* WHAT...Air Quality Alert for Wildfire Smoke.
* WHERE...Portions of Northern, Central and Southern Wyoming.
* WHEN...Until 1 Pm Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Smoke from wildfires over California will continue to
spread into portions of central and western Wyoming today into
Wednesday. The smoke may limit visibility at times and create poor
air quality.
HEALTH INFORMATION...The Wyoming Department of Health recommends
that the elderly, young children, and individuals with respiratory
problems avoid excessive physical exertion and minimize outdoor
activities during this time. Wildfire smoke is made up of a variety
of pollutants, including particulate matter and ozone, which can
cause respiratory health effects. Although these people are most
susceptible to health impacts, the Department of Health also advises
that everyone should avoid prolonged exposure to poor air quality
conditions.
CURRENT CONDITIONS...The Wyoming Department of Environmental
Quality, Air Quality Division offers near real-time air quality data
for Wyoming`s monitoring stations and health effects information to
help the public interpret current conditions. Current air quality
conditions across the state of Wyoming can be found at
http://www.wyvisnet.com/.