Elevated Fire Weather July 16-18, 2019

From the National Weather Service in Riverton, this is the fire weather forecast for July 16 to 18.

This week is looking like a solid return of elevated and possibly even critical fire weather conditions Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday RHs will begin dropping into the mid to low teens in our southern areas with winds hovering around 15 mph and gusting into the 20s.

Wednesday RHs in the teens will push into central Wyoming and wind speeds look to increase greatly. Expect winds sustained in the low 20s with gusts into the 30s.

Thursday will be the most widespread concern as the low RHs reach into Bighorn Basin. Winds look to be just as strong if not slightly stronger on Thursday.

Friday will still see critical RHs but winds appear to greatly diminished which will help alleviate fire weather concerns.

Wildfire activity is starting to pick up. On July 11, the Corbin Fire in Washakie County on July 11 burned approximately 250 acres; the Banjo Fire, also in Washakie County, burned about 165 acres.

If you haven’t begun preparations, now is the time. If you live or have a cabin in Washakie County, contact us for a FREE Wildfire Mitigation Plan for your property. Cost sharing for mitigation activities may be available.