Red flag warnings and winter weather advisory for Tuesday

Map red flag warning 3-13-2012

Map red flag warning 3-13-2012A large area of the central and north-central U.S. is under a wildfire Red Flag warning for Tuesday, March 13. Forecasters predict warmer than normal temperatures, low relative humidities, and gusty winds. Areas in the following states are included: Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas.

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UPDATE at 10:32 am MT, March 13, 2012:

While part of Wyoming is under a red flag warning, another area of the state  is affected by a winter weather advisory. The National Weather Service said, at 2:39 am on Tuesday, that 6 to 12 inches of snow are possible in Yellowstone National Park:

Moist southwest flow will bring significant snowfall to the mountains of northwest Wyoming this afternoon through early afternoon Wednesday. Moderate to heavy snow is possible in the northwest mountains of Wyoming….

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.