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
408 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...
COMPLEX WINTER WEATHER TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW WITH A WINTRY MIX OF
FREEZING PRECIPITATION CHANGING TO SNOW. MAIN FIRE WEATHER CONCERN
WILL BE THE STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS BECOMING STRONG NORTHERLY
BEHIND THE ARCTIC COLD FRONT. A WARM UP IS EXPECTED FOR THE LATTER
HAVE OF THE WEEK.

NEZ204-031215-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
308 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY WITH POSSIBLE RAIN
                    AND FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF FREEZING DRIZZLE THROUGH THE NIGHT. SNOW AND
                    CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                    BLOWING SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....18-23.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-2600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. BLOWING SNOW IN THE MORNING.
                    CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE
                    OF SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....18-23.
MIN HUMIDITY........54 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-5300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....3 BELOW TO 2 ABOVE ZERO.
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2900-5500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....16-21.
MIN HUMIDITY........41 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-6600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 2. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S.

$$

NEZ210-031215-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
408 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
                    AND FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE LATE EVENING AND
                    OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-2300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....26-31.
MIN HUMIDITY........44 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-3700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3700-4800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTH AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....3-8.
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4000-5000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MIN HUMIDITY........38 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3700-5400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 5700-6900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 8. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S.

$$

NEZ206-031215-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
408 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND
                    LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF
                    SNOW OR SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING DRIZZLE
                    THROUGH THE NIGHT. CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING
                    RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-3200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
                    10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. BLOWING SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING.
                    CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MIN HUMIDITY........47 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3600-4500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....1 BELOW TO 4 ABOVE ZERO.
MAX HUMIDITY........81 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....16-21.
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3400-6800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 4. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S.

$$

NEZ208-031215-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
308 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW OR LIGHT FREEZING
                    RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. BLOWING
                    SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....17-22.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-3800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. BLOWING SNOW IN THE MORNING. SNOW IN
                    THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3800-4700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....2 BELOW TO 3 ABOVE ZERO.
MAX HUMIDITY........81 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-5400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....13-18.
MIN HUMIDITY........46 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3600-5900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 1. HIGHS AROUND 40.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S.

$$

NEZ219-031215-
LOESS PLAINS-
408 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
                    AND FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE LATE EVENING AND
                    OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 27.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-2400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
MIN HUMIDITY........41 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3400-4500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 6 ABOVE.
MAX HUMIDITY........75 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2900-4300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....20-25.
MIN HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 5800-6800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S.

$$

NEZ209-031215-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
408 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN
                    THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING
                    RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE LATE EVENING
                    AND OVERNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 27.
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3400-4400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 4 ABOVE.
MAX HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-5100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....18-23.
MIN HUMIDITY........36 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3100-5600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 5300-6500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 3. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S.

$$







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