Don Day: Extreme Fire Danger For Parts of Wyoming This Weekend

Wyoming meteorologist Don Day is urging caution this weekend as much of Wyoming is in extreme fire danger.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

July 10, 20202 min read

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Wyoming meteorologist Don Day is urging caution this weekend as the fire danger in the state is between the categories of “very high” and “extreme”.

That’s due to a high pressure system located in Arizona and New Mexico which is pushing the desert heat into Wyoming.

“The fire danger is sky high,” Day said. “It has really gone up this week in many areas. Lots of fire restrictions especially in the forests. But across the plains as well.”

Day urged caution this weekend as a stagnant weather pattern will continue through Tuesday.

“This is going to be a critical weekend to get through with extremely high fire dangers in the very high to extreme category over most of Wyoming’s mountain areas,” Day said.

Although a monsoon will move into the area, it’s a weak one so the relief won’t be as pronounced. 

“It’s going to be a very weak monsoon this year so keep your expectations in check,” he said.

“We do expect thunderstorm chances to get better mid- to late week in the region,” Day said.

For Day’s full weekend forecast and a look at Comet NEOWISE, watch the video (above).

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