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
442 AM CST Sun Feb 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...

There will be a slight chance for thunderstorms tonight mainly across
zones 209, 210, and 219. At this time, dry lightning is not expected.
Conditions will dry out Monday into Tuesday and minimum relative
humidity may bottom out in the 15 to 20 percent range Monday and Tuesday
afternoon, particularly over southwestern Nebraska. Wind gusts to 20 mph
are also possible.

NEZ204-200015-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
342 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....64-69.
Min humidity........21 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......200-1400 ft AGL until 1200, then 1100-7900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the
                    late evening and overnight.
Min temperature.....37-42.
Max humidity........82 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph shifting to the west 5 to 10
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-5300 ft AGL until 2400, then 300-1100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph shifting to the west after
                    midnight.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........21 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......400-4400 ft AGL until 1200, then 2400-7000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 70.
West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with rain and snow likely.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast winds
5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow. Lows around 18. Highs
in the lower 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 14.
Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ206-200015-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
442 AM CST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....67-72.
Min humidity........26 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......100-1100 ft AGL until 1200, then 1200-5200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....42-47.
Max humidity........87 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......400-4900 ft AGL until 1200, then 2300-6900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Much cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain likely and
chance of snow. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 40s.
Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow and rain. Lows around
20. Highs in the lower 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
around 16. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ208-200015-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
442 AM CST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....66-71.
Min humidity........27 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......100-1100 ft AGL until 1200, then 1000-5200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms early in the morning.
Min temperature.....44-49.
Max humidity........88 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 2 after midnight.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-1100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........26 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......700-3900 ft AGL until 1200, then 2200-6200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with rain with snow
likely. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow. Lows in the lower 20s.
Highs in the lower 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of snow. Lows around
16. Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ209-200015-
Loup Rivers Basin-
442 AM CST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 69.
Min humidity........37 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......100-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....46-51.
Max humidity........94 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-1900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 20 to 25 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........27 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......800-5000 ft AGL until 1200, then 2400-7700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows
in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 to
15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow and rain. Lows in the
lower 20s. Highs in the lower 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
rain. Lows around 18. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ210-200015-
Frenchman Basin-
342 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 71.
Min humidity........24 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......200-1100 ft AGL until 1200, then 1200-8000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms late in the evening.
Min temperature.....41-46.
Max humidity........81 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................2 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-5300 ft AGL until 2400, then 400-1500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph shifting to the southwest
                    after midnight.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 64.
Min humidity........20 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......600-4600 ft AGL until 1200, then 4500-7200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 20 to 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Lows in
the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 30s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the upper
30s.

$$

NEZ219-200015-
Loess Plains-
442 AM CST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....69-74.
Min humidity........30 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-1200 ft AGL until 1200, then 1300-3600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                    isolated thunderstorms in the late evening and
                    early morning.
Min temperature.....43-48.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......800-1900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 20 to 25 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....62-67.
Min humidity........21 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......800-4900 ft AGL until 1200, then 3900-7100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 20 to 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower
70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Snow and rain likely. Lows in
the mid 20s. Highs in the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the lower
40s.

$$



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