CHEYENNE, Wyo. — There are some Red flag warnings and a heat advisory in effect in areas of Wyoming on Monday afternoon.
With high temperatures expected between 99 and 107 degrees, a heat advisory is in effect in east central and southeast Wyoming as well as the Nebraska Panhandle, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. The advisory will remain in effect until 9 p.m. Monday.
“Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur,” the NWS in Cheyenne said. “Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
“When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.”
Red flag warnings are in effect in Fire Weather Zones 417, 418, 419, 432, 434, and 435 in southeast Wyoming and the northern Nebraska Panhandle, according to the NWS in Cheyenne. Humidity levels of 9%–15% are expected along with wind gusts up to 35 mph that could contribute to extreme fire behavior. Dry thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon and evening, according to the NWS in Cheyenne.
Red flag warnings are also in effect until 8 p.m. Monday in Fire Weather Zones 283 and 288, impacting areas of Fremont and Sublette Counties, according to the NWS in Riverton. Temperatures in Fire Weather Zone 283 in Fremont County are expected to reach as high as 100 degrees. Wind gusts could reach as high as 40 mph with humidity levels as low as 12% expected.
In Fire Weather Zone 288, which includes portions of Fremont and Sublette Counties, highs in the upper 80s are expected with humidity levels as low as 15%. Wind gusts could reach as high as 45 mph, according to the NWS in Riverton.
Fire weather watches are in effect in other areas. Further information is available from the NWS.