Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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Spot Forecast for 2017 Niobrara Valley TREX...The Nature Conservancy
National Weather Service North Platte NE
758 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 0800 CDT on March 24.
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...

Cooler conditions will prevail today over the prescribed fire
site compared to yesterday with highs about 10-15 degrees cooler.
Windy conditions out of the north will prevail through early
afternoon with gusts up to 30 mph then winds tapering off mid-late
afternoon. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon, however,
confidence in this occurring over the prescribed burn area is low.

Dry conditions will prevail tonight and tomorrow with high
temperatures rebounding back into the upper 50s Saturday.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers early
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 49.
Min humidity........56 percent.
Eye level winds.....North winds 9 to 16 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......North winds 9 to 16 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
Mixing height.......1900-3400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 26 to 28 mph.
Haines Index........2 very low.

TIME (CDT)      8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Sky (%).........99  99  99  98  97  96  91  87  82  77  73
Weather cov.....                    SCH
Weather type....                    RW
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............40  40  40  41  42  44  46  47  48  49  49
RH..............90  86  88  86  82  73  65  63  60  56  56
20 FT wind dir..N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N
20 FT wind spd..9   10  10  11  12  13  13  13  12  11  10
20 FT wind gust.25  30  30  30  30  30  30  30  30  25  25
Eye lvl wnd dir.N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N
Eye lvl wnd spd.7   8   8   8   9   10  10  10  9   8   8
Eye lvl wnd gst.25  30  30  30  30  30  30  30  30  25  25
Mix hgt (kft)...2.2 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.1 2.9
Transp wind dir.N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N
Transp wind spd.26  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  28  26  26
Haines index....2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Min temperature.....Around 28.
Max humidity........100 percent.
Eye level winds.....North winds 5 to 12 mph until early morning
                    becoming light.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......North winds 5 to 12 mph until early morning
                    becoming light.
Mixing height.......700-2600 ft AGL until 0300, then 400-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North 16 to 24 mph becoming northeast 2 to 3
                    mph.
Haines Index........3 to 4 very low to low.

TIME (CDT)      7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Sky (%).........68  57  47  36  30  23  16  21  25  30  25  20
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............47  45  42  39  37  36  34  33  32  30  29  28
RH..............58  62  70  76  79  82  85  85  88  92  96  100
20 FT wind dir..N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   NE
20 FT wind spd..10  8   6   5   5   5   5   4   4   3   3   3
20 FT wind gust.20  15  15  10              5   5   5   5   5
Eye lvl wnd dir.N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   NE
Eye lvl wnd spd.7   6   5   4   4   4   4   3   3   2   2   2
Eye lvl wnd gst.20  15  15  10              5   5   5   5   5
Mix hgt (kft)...2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4
Transp wind dir.N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE
Transp wind spd.24  22  20  16  13  10  7   6   5   3   2   2
Haines index....4   4   4   4   4   4   3   3   3   3   3   3

.SATURDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 58.
Min humidity........34 percent.
Eye level winds.....Light winds becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Light winds becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Mixing height.......300-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast 2 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........4 to 5 low to moderate.

TIME (CDT)      7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Sky (%).........15  14  14  14  14  12  11  11  9   9   11  14
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............28  29  31  35  40  45  50  54  57  58  58  57
RH..............100 96  96  85  70  58  48  41  35  34  36  38
20 FT wind dir..NE  E   E   SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE
20 FT wind spd..3   3   2   2   2   2   3   4   5   6   6   6
20 FT wind gust.5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   10  10  10  10
Eye lvl wnd dir.NE  E   E   SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE
Eye lvl wnd spd.2   2   2   2   2   2   2   3   4   4   4   4
Eye lvl wnd gst.5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   10  10  10  10
Mix hgt (kft)...0.3 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.9 2.0
Transp wind dir.NE  NE  E   E   E   E   SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE
Transp wind spd.2   2   2   2   2   3   5   6   7   8   9   10
Haines index....4   4   4   4   4   4   5   5   5   5   5   5

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...
Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Northeast winds 5 to 6 mph.
.TUESDAY...
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 6 to 9 mph.

$$
Forecaster...NWS LBF
Requested by...Chad Bladow
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1705132.0/LBF
.EMAIL alexkopelson@gmail.com



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