Suppression Forecast
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Spot Forecast for Niobrara Bluffs - West Unit...Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
National Weather Service North Platte NE
412 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 0800 6 on February 21.
If conditions become unrepresentative, contact the National
Weather Service.

Please contact the NWS North Platte office at (308) 532-0921
(or 1-800-603-3562), if you have questions or concerns with
this forecast.

.DISCUSSION...

A cold front will move across western Nebraska Wednesday with winds
increasing through the day. The front will move through dry.

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 62.
Min humidity........24 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northwest winds 7 to 15 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northwest winds 7 to 15 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
Mixing height.......400-1000 ft AGL until 1000, then 2500-3900 ft
                    AGL until 1200, then 5400-7100 ft AGL until
                    1600, then 4900 ft AGL until 1700, then 2800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West 7 to 16 mph shifting to the northwest 20
                    to 21 mph in the afternoon.
Haines Index........4 low.

TIME (6)      6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........37  35  33  32  30  28  26  27  29  30  31  33
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............42  43  44  47  51  55  59  61  62  61  60  57
RH..............67  67  65  58  48  38  30  27  24  25  26  31
20 FT wind dir..W   W   W   W   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
20 FT wind spd..6   6   7   8   10  11  12  12  11  10  8   6
20 FT wind gust.10  15  15  15  20  25  30  30  25  20  20  15
Eye lvl wnd dir.W   W   W   W   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
Eye lvl wnd spd.4   5   5   6   7   8   9   9   8   7   6   5
Eye lvl wnd gst.10  15  15  15  20  25  30  30  25  20  20  15
Mix hgt (kft)...0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 2.5 3.9 5.4 5.9 6.5 7.1 4.9 2.8
Transp wind dir.W   W   W   W   W   W   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
Transp wind spd.8   8   7   8   12  16  20  21  21  21  21  20
Haines index....4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Chance of rain after midnight. Chance of snow
                    after midnight.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Min temperature.....Around 31.
Max humidity........96 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northeast winds 5 to 7 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northeast winds 5 to 7 mph.
Mixing height.......500-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 18 mph shifting to the northeast 16
                    to 20 mph after midnight.
Haines Index........3 to 4 very low to low.

TIME (6)      6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Sky (%).........34  41  48  55  63  70  78  82  91  95  95  95
Weather cov.....                        CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC
Weather type....                        RN  RS  RS  SN  SN  SN
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............54  50  46  42  40  38  37  36  35  33  33  32
RH..............36  42  49  60  67  76  82  85  89  92  92  92
20 FT wind dir..N   N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
20 FT wind spd..5   5   4   5   5   5   6   6   5   5   5   6
20 FT wind gust.10      5           10  10  10  10  10  10  10
Eye lvl wnd dir.N   N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
Eye lvl wnd spd.4   4   3   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4
Eye lvl wnd gst.10      5           10  10  10  10  10  10  10
Mix hgt (kft)...0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6
Transp wind dir.NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE  NE
Transp wind spd.18  15  10  8   12  16  20  20  17  16  17  18
Haines index....3   3   3   3   3   3   4   4   4   4   4   4

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 33.
Min humidity........85 percent.
Eye level winds.....North winds 8 to 16 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......North winds 8 to 16 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
Mixing height.......1700-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 20 to 29 mph shifting to the north 31
                    to 33 mph late in the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 very low.

TIME (6)      6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........95  96  97  98  98  98  97  97  97  97  97  97
Weather cov.....DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF
Weather type....SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............31  31  31  31  32  32  33  33  33  33  33  32
RH..............96  96  92  92  88  92  89  89  85  85  85  85
20 FT wind dir..NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  N   N
20 FT wind spd..6   7   8   9   10  10  11  11  12  13  12  11
20 FT wind gust.15  15  15  20  20  25  25  25  30  30  30  25
Eye lvl wnd dir.NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  N   N
Eye lvl wnd spd.5   5   6   7   7   8   8   8   9   10  9   8
Eye lvl wnd gst.15  15  15  20  20  25  25  25  30  30  30  25
Mix hgt (kft)...1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8
Transp wind dir.NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  N   N   N
Transp wind spd.20  20  21  21  22  23  24  26  29  31  32  33
Haines index....2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2

$$
Forecaster...Power
Requested by...Kelly Corman
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1702591.0/LBF
.EMAIL kelly.corman@nebraska.gov



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