The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service is warning of critical fire weather in southeast Wyoming through Thursday.

The service issued the following statement Wednesday morning

  • "Warm temperatures, very dry air and breezy west winds return to southeast Wyoming beginning today along and west of the Laramie Range. These conditions are expected to spread east across the Laramie Range, impacting areas east on Thursday.
  • Red Flag Warnings in effect today and Thursday from 11AM to 8PM  for most of southeast Wyoming.
    • Overall confidence is high on critical humidity and wind thresholds being met for the areas under the Red Flag Warnings both days from 11am to 8pm.
    • Thursday appears to be the worst day from a fire weather standpoint as it will be driest of the two days and will be impacting the ongoing Britania Mountain Wildfire and any other fire starts that occur."