‘Red Flag’ warning in effect for the region due to hot and potentially windy conditions
Parts of western Wyoming including Lincoln County have been identified as a Red Flag area by the National Weather Service Wednesday and Thursday due to unseasonably warm temperatures and strong gusty winds that could create erratic fire behavior with any existing or new fire starts.
Temperatures in the area have been over 90 for the past several days and are expected to remain high until the weekend. Fortunately good news is on the way as lower temperatures in the 70’s are expected on Friday and Saturday.
Until then, officials warn that a Fire Weather Watch which includes erratic winds between 15 and 25 miles per hour and gusting up to 45 miles per hour are possible.
Fire danger in the area has been raised to ‘High’ starting Tuesday, September 6, for the Bridger-Teton and surrounding areas.