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
420 AM CDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
CDT THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...

Critical fire weather conditions expected across zones 204, 210, and
219 this afternoon and early evening. Southwest winds gusting to
20 mph, and possibly 25 mph at times will combine with low RH of 13
to 18 percent in zones 210 and 219. In zone 204, southwest winds
this afternoon will turn northwest late afternoon and early evening
with frequent gusts to around 25 mph. Lowest RH from 13 to 18
percent also expected.

On Wednesday, much drier air will extend across western Nebraska as
dewpoints range in the upper 20s west of highway 83. With cooler
highs from 74 to 78 degrees, minimum RH currently forecast from 17 to
20 percent near and west of highway 83. Winds do not look very
strong at 5 to 15 mph with gust to 20 mph possible northwest. If
lower RH or stronger winds develop, critical fire weather conditions
could still develop.

On Thursday, near critical RH is possible in zone 210 of southwest
Nebraska with south winds 5 to 15 mph.

A nearly stationary front will result in periods of moderate to
heavy rainfall Friday evening through Sunday. Thunderstorms with
areas of heavy rainfall are possible during this time.


NEZ204-200015-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
320 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....83-88.
Min humidity........14 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......200-3500 ft AGL until 1300, then 3100-9600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 15 to 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....41-46.
Max humidity........65 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-4900 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-1700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 15 to 20 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....72-77.
Min humidity........17 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......200-5000 ft AGL until 1300, then 4200-8000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 80s.
South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs around 60.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the lower 60s.

$$

NEZ206-200015-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
420 AM CDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Max temperature.....86-91.
Min humidity........18 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-1800 ft AGL until 1300, then 1400-8500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....45-50.
Max humidity........70 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4000 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-1200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 76.
Min humidity........19 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-4200 ft AGL until 1300, then 4300-5800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Showers likely and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.

$$

NEZ208-200015-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
420 AM CDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Max temperature.....83-88.
Min humidity........25 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-1500 ft AGL until 1300, then 1400-7700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the evening.
Min temperature.....46-51.
Max humidity........87 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................3 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-5200 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-1700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 75.
Min humidity........19 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-6200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows around 60. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs
in the lower 60s.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.

$$

NEZ209-200015-
Loup Rivers Basin-
420 AM CDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Max temperature.....85-90.
Min humidity........32 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......300-2100 ft AGL until 1300, then 1600-4600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms late in the evening.
Min temperature.....48-53.
Max humidity........81 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
LAL.................2 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-1400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph shifting to the northwest
                    after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....73-78.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-5700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    southwest in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Not as warm. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows
in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs
in the upper 60s.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.

$$

NEZ210-200015-
Frenchman Basin-
320 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Max temperature.....89-94.
Min humidity........13 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-5300 ft AGL until 1300, then 2400-8800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....45-50.
Max humidity........63 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-3700 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-1200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 15 mph shifting to the northwest
                    after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 77.
Min humidity........17 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-4100 ft AGL until 1300, then 4500-5700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    southwest in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 80s.
South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with showers and
thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
East winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 60s.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.

$$

NEZ219-200015-
Loess Plains-
420 AM CDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
CDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Max temperature.....90-95.
Min humidity........16 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......200-2600 ft AGL until 1300, then 1800-8700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....47-52.
Max humidity........65 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 5
                    to 15 mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    northwest after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 78.
Min humidity........18 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest around 5 mph shifting to the south in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-4200 ft AGL until 1300, then 3900-5700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    southwest in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. South
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower
50s. Highs in the lower 70s.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

Roberg


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