Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Western
and North Central Nebraska
National Weather Service North Platte NE
422 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Warm temperatures are expected this afternoon in advance of an
approaching arctic cold front. Minimum relative humidity will
range from around 25 percent in far southwestern Nebraska, to
around 50 percent along the South Dakota/Nebraska border. Snow
will develop later tonight across northwestern Nebraska with light
accumulations expected. A second round of snow will impact the
forecast area Monday night into Tuesday morning. Widespread
accumulating snow is expected with the heaviest amounts forecast
over northern and northwestern Nebraska.


NEZ204-191100-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
322 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....51-56.
Min humidity........22 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......100-2400 ft AGL until 1200, then 800-6400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle in the evening. Chance of snow through
                    the night. Chance of freezing drizzle after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....7-12.
Max humidity........91 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1500-2900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow through the day.
Max temperature.....11-16.
Min humidity........52 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......2200-3300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with snow likely. Lows
around 4 below. Highs around 10. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around 7 below.
Highs in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 7. Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 15.
Highs in the mid 30s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 15.
Highs in the upper 30s.

$$

NEZ206-191100-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
422 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-800 ft AGL until 1200, then 500-3100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle early in the evening. Chance of snow
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....9-14.
Max humidity........87 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1100-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 20 to 25 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow.
Max temperature.....13-18.
Min humidity........56 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......2200-2700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with snow likely. Lows
around 2 below. Highs around 12. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around 6 below.
Highs in the mid 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 9.
Highs in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows around 17. Highs in
the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows around 17. Highs
in the upper 30s.

$$

NEZ208-191100-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
422 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....45-50.
Min humidity........38 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 10 to 20 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle early in the evening. Slight chance of
                    snow late in the evening, then chance of snow
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....8-13.
Max humidity........88 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......2300-3000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 20 to 25 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow.
Max temperature.....11-16.
Min humidity........63 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......2200-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Cloudy with snow. Lows around 2 below.
Highs around 10. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cold. Mostly clear. Lows around 9 below.
Highs in the lower 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as cold. Mostly clear. Lows around 8. Highs in
the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows around 16. Highs in
the mid 30s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows around 16. Highs
in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ209-191100-
Loup Rivers Basin-
422 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....52-57.
Min humidity........36 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest 5
                    to 10 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph becoming west around 15 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of freezing drizzle after
                    midnight. Chance of snow after midnight. Slight
                    chance of freezing drizzle early in the
                    morning.
Min temperature.....13-18.
Max humidity........81 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 20 to 25 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning.
                    Slight chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....17-22.
Min humidity........56 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......2100-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph decreasing to around 15 mph
                    in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows
around 2. Highs around 14. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 4 below. Highs in the mid
20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as cool. Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain and
snow. Lows around 8. Highs in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows around 18. Highs in
the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 19.
Highs in the upper 30s.

$$

NEZ210-191100-
Frenchman Basin-
322 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-1800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow after
                    midnight. Slight chance of freezing drizzle
                    early in the morning.
Min temperature.....15-20.
Max humidity........81 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....20-25.
Min humidity........54 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......2300-2700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows
around 2. Highs around 16. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cold. Partly cloudy. Lows near zero. Highs in
the upper 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
around 9. Highs in the mid 30s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow and rain. Lows
around 19. Highs around 40.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows around 19. Highs
in the lower 40s.

$$

NEZ219-191100-
Loess Plains-
422 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........31 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-1500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of freezing drizzle and snow
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....16-21.
Max humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 20 to 25 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....21-26.
Min humidity........52 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......2000-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows
around 4. Highs around 17. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows near zero. Highs in the upper
20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
around 8. Highs in the mid 30s. South winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
around 20. Highs around 40.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows around 20. Highs
in the lower 40s.

$$


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