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
252 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

FIRE CONCERNS TO REMAIN LOW INTO THE COMING WEEKEND AS BELOW
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...ACCUMULATING SNOW...AND HIGH RELATIVE
HUMIDITY IS FORECAST. WINDS WILL BE GUSTY BEHIND A COLD FRONT LATE
THURSDAY...WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH POSSIBLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
AGAIN ON FRIDAY.

NEZ204-250015-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
152 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-1800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-1900 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 1000-4400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....30-35.
MIN HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-4900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...COLDER. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW. CLOUDY WITH SNOW. LOWS
AROUND 15. HIGHS AROUND 20. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 3.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 9. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
7. HIGHS AROUND 14.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 3 BELOW. HIGHS AROUND 6.

$$

NEZ210-250015-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
252 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....37-42.
MIN HUMIDITY........41 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-1900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 20.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-2600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
                    10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 37.
MIN HUMIDITY........69 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...COLDER. CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTH
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS
IN THE MID 20S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 9. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
11. HIGHS AROUND 18.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 1.
HIGHS AROUND 11.

$$

NEZ206-250015-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
252 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-1600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-3200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
MIN HUMIDITY........71 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTH 10 TO 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTH
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...COLDER. CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTH
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS
IN THE MID 20S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
9. HIGHS AROUND 16.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS NEAR ZERO.
HIGHS AROUND 9.

$$

NEZ208-250015-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
152 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....33-38.
MIN HUMIDITY........56 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-1600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-1600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE
                    AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....30-35.
MIN HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTH 10 TO
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-3000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...COLDER. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW. CLOUDY WITH SNOW. LOWS
AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 6. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
8. HIGHS AROUND 15.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS NEAR ZERO.
HIGHS AROUND 8.

$$

NEZ219-250015-
LOESS PLAINS-
252 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 40.
MIN HUMIDITY........38 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-1900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 19.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-2000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 38.
MIN HUMIDITY........64 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-2600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHEAST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...COLDER. CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 9. HIGHS
IN THE MID 20S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS AROUND 30. NORTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
11. HIGHS AROUND 19.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 3.
HIGHS AROUND 12.

$$

NEZ209-250015-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
252 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....34-39.
MIN HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-1700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.
MAX HUMIDITY........97 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-1700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....33-38.
MIN HUMIDITY........69 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-2900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...COLDER. CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 9. HIGHS
IN THE MID 20S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
10. HIGHS AROUND 17.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 3.
HIGHS AROUND 10.

$$








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