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
402 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
CLOUDS WILL CLEAR OUT OVER WESTERN NEBRASKA THIS MORNING. FAIRLY STRONG
AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WITH MUCH DRIER AIR FILTERING IN FROM THE WEST WILL
HELP TO CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER WESTERN NEBRASKA TODAY.

RED FLAG WARNING FOR LOW RH AND WINDS THIS AFTERNOON.

NEZ204-250030-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
302 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8200-9100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
MAX HUMIDITY........67 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-7100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7400-10100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST
WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$

NEZ210-250030-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
402 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

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

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.
MIN HUMIDITY........13 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-9000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9000-9600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MAX HUMIDITY........51 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 77.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-8000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9300-11300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

NEZ206-250030-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
402 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

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

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-8700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9100-10000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
MAX HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-7500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8800-10700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$

NEZ208-250030-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
302 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 69.
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-9000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9300-10400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MAX HUMIDITY........61 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-7900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8300-10900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. EAST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 50. NORTH
WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$

NEZ219-250030-
LOESS PLAINS-
402 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

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

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 71.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-9200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9200-9800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
MAX HUMIDITY........53 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 77.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-7500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8700-11100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH
WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

NEZ209-250030-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
402 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

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

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 69.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-8600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9300-10200
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.
MAX HUMIDITY........58 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 76.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-8100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9500-11500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

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