Suppression Forecast
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Spot Forecast for Niobara Bluffs - West Unit...Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1107 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1400 CST on February 22.
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...
Northwest winds will be the primary concern this afternoon.
Frequent gusts to 25 mph, some as high as 30 mph, are expected
before 3 PM CST.

.REST OF TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Temperature.........62 at ignition...Max 62.
RH..................27 percent at ignition...Min 27 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Winds northwest at 14 mph at
                    ignition...otherwise Northwest winds 8 to 14
                    mph. Gusts up to 25 mph early in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL at ignition...otherwise 5100-6100
                    ft AGL until 1700, then 4100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 17 to 23 mph.
Haines Index........4 low at ignition...max 4.

TIME (CST)      2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........29  30  31  33
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1
Temp............62  61  60  58
RH..............27  27  28  30
20 FT wind dir..NW  NW  NW  NW
20 FT wind spd..11  10  9   6
20 FT wind gust.25  25  20  15
Eye lvl wnd dir.NW  NW  NW  NW
Eye lvl wnd spd.8   8   7   5
Eye lvl wnd gst.25  25  20  15
Mix hgt (kft)...5.6 6.1 5.1 4.1
Transp wind dir.NW  NW  NW  NW
Transp wind spd.23  21  20  17
Haines index....4   4   4   4

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of rain after midnight. Chance of
                    rain after midnight. Chance of snow early in
                    the morning.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Temperature.........Min 32.
RH..................Max 88 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northeast winds 6 to 9 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northeast winds 6 to 9 mph.
Mixing height.......1800-3200 ft AGL until 2100, then 1100-2300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.
Haines Index........2 to 4 very low to low.

TIME (CST)      6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Sky (%).........34  42  50  58  66  74  82  85  89  92  94  95
Weather cov.....                            SCH CHC CHC CHC CHC
Weather type....                            RN  RN  RS  RS  SN
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............55  52  48  44  42  40  39  38  37  36  35  34
RH..............35  39  47  55  60  67  70  73  72  75  78  82
20 FT wind dir..NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE
20 FT wind spd..5   5   5   5   5   6   6   6   6   6   6   7
20 FT wind gust.10              10  10  15  15  15  10  15  15
Eye lvl wnd dir.NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE
Eye lvl wnd spd.4   4   4   4   4   4   5   5   5   4   5   5
Eye lvl wnd gst.10              10  10  15  15  15  10  15  15
Mix hgt (kft)...3.2 2.5 1.8 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.3
Transp wind dir.NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE  NE
Transp wind spd.16  15  15  15  15  16  17  17  18  18  18  20
Haines index....4   4   3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3   2

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Temperature.........Max 32.
RH..................Min 75 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northeast winds 9 to 16 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northeast winds 9 to 16 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph.
Mixing height.......1800-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 20 to 26 mph decreasing to around 20
                    mph late in the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 very low.

TIME (CST)      6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........97  98  98  99  99  98  98  98  98  99  99  99
Weather cov.....DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF
Weather type....SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............33  32  32  32  32  32  32  32  32  32  31  31
RH..............85  88  85  85  85  88  88  88  88  88  92  88
20 FT wind dir..NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
20 FT wind spd..7   8   8   9   10  10  11  12  13  13  12  10
20 FT wind gust.15  15  20  20  25  25  25  30  30  30  30  25
Eye lvl wnd dir.NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
Eye lvl wnd spd.5   6   6   7   7   8   8   9   10  10  9   8
Eye lvl wnd gst.15  15  20  20  25  25  25  30  30  30  30  25
Mix hgt (kft)...2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8
Transp wind dir.NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  E   NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
Transp wind spd.20  20  21  22  23  24  26  30  32  32  26  20
Haines index....2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2

$$
Forecaster...Power/Snively
Requested by...Kelly Corman
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1702622.0/LBF
.EMAIL kelly.corman@nebraska.gov



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