Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
442 AM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...

AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS
INTO THE WEEKEND...THOUGH A BRIEF QUIET PERIOD CAN BE EXPECTED
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON TODAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE HIGH
PLAINS LATER THIS AFTERNOON WITH SOUTHERLY WINDS INCREASING
THROUGH THE DAY AS A RESULT. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL EXCEED AVERAGE
VALUES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR AND AS A RESULT MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP TO 25 TO 30 PERCENT ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST
AND EASTERN PANHANDLE BY LATE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
WILL BE POSSIBLE BY EVENING AND CONTINUING OVERNIGHT...HOWEVER WIDESPREAD
PRECIPITATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT. HOWEVER ON
SUNDAY...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA AND WITH INCREASING
LOW LEVEL MOISTURE...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MORE
WIDESPREAD ESPECIALLY IN ZONE 209 AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF ZONES
208...206 AND 219. SOME OF THE STORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH LARGE
HAIL AND GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS POSSIBLE WITH ANY STORMS THAT
DEVELOP.

NEZ204-310030-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
342 AM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-90.
MIN HUMIDITY........29 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3400-10800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....57-62.
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 2 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........37 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2400-9400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.LABOR DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

NEZ210-310030-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
442 AM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 89.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4500-11300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND
                    OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-90.
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3300-8800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.LABOR DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND
90. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

$$

NEZ206-310030-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
442 AM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3900-8100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND
                    OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-7100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 10 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........39 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2300-6400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.LABOR DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

NEZ208-310030-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
342 AM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........38 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3700-5800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND
                    OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....62-67.
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................2 INCREASING TO 3 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5700 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
                    10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........50 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................2 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2900-6500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.LABOR DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

NEZ219-310030-
LOESS PLAINS-
442 AM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-90.
MIN HUMIDITY........35 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 10 TO
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4100-9400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND
                    OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................2 INCREASING TO 3 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-7800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND
                    SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 88.
MIN HUMIDITY........36 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3200-8300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.LABOR DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND
90. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

$$

NEZ209-310030-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
442 AM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........46 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3900-5200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH AROUND 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 65.
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 3 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....82-87.
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................3 INCREASING TO 5 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3100-5400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.LABOR DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

JWS





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