Fire watch Wednesday

 


The National Weather Service (NWS) Cheyenne issued a Fire Weather Watch for Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. due to wind gusts of 30-35 miles per hour and dry conditions. According to an email from Gerry Claycomb at NWS Cheyenne, the conditions will continue late into the week “on a daily basis as the low pressure system that is causing the winds is slow to move through Montana.”

This will “create favorable conditions for rapid fire growth if one were to start,” said Chris Hammer, meteorologist at NWS Cheyenne. “Outdoor burning would definitely not be recommended on Wednesday.

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