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
306 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

.DISCUSSION...

NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON
ACROSS THE SANDHILLS...SOUTHWEST AND ESPECIALLY NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE LATE THIS AFTERNOON
AS TEMPERATURES COOL AND THE WIND WEAKENS. FOR SATURDAY...SLIGHTLY
HIGHER ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE IS FORECAST...SO DESPITE ABOVE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES...MINIMUM RH SHOULD INCREASE INTO THE 20-25% RANGE
FOR MOST LOCATIONS. WIND SPEEDS ARE FORECAST TO DECREASE
SLIGHTLY...AND GENERALLY BE FROM THE NORTH AS A WEAK COLD FRONT
DROPS SOUTH FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS. NOTE THE WIND WILL BACK TO
WESTERLY ACROSS THE WESTERN SANDHILLS LATE IN THE DAY.

NEZ204-070015-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
206 PM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-6100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60.
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 4200-6900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.

$$

NEZ210-070015-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
306 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-64.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4700-7200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3800 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 5000-7500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND
70.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S.

$$

NEZ206-070015-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
306 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-7000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....23-28.
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....57-62.
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 4800-7200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 10
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S.

$$

NEZ208-070015-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
206 PM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-5600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....26-31.
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-1600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
MIN HUMIDITY........29 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 4000-6500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S.

$$

NEZ219-070015-
LOESS PLAINS-
306 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-8000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.
MAX HUMIDITY........87 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3800 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 5100-7500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S.

$$

NEZ209-070015-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
306 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-7400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30.
MAX HUMIDITY........86 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 4600-6800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.

$$









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