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
322 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...

A ridge of high pressure will help temperatures reach the 70s
across the region Sunday. However, with an approaching cold front,
fire weather issues are heightened. Relative humidity will drop
to 20 to 25 percent Sunday with southerly winds gusting to near 30
mph. The cold front begins to drop through the Sandhills Monday,
switching the wind to northwest. Humidity as low as 20 percent is
possible across far southwest Nebraska, primarily zone 210.
Precipitation chances increase Tuesday, alleviating any fire
weather concerns.

NEZ204-231230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
222 PM MDT Sat Apr 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........81 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-7600 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....71-76.
Min humidity........22 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-4000 ft AGL until 1300, then 4800-6200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph increasing to southwest
                    around 30 mph in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 46.
Max humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-6300 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph becoming southwest around
                    10 mph after midnight.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....65-70.
Min humidity........24 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......300-6800 ft AGL until 1300, then 5600-10900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and snow showers likely.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 50. East winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs around 50.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

$$

NEZ206-231230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
322 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-7100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....71-76.
Min humidity........22 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......200-3800 ft AGL until 1300, then 4200-5800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 mph increasing to south
                    around 35 mph in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Min temperature.....44-49.
Max humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-5300 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 30 mph decreasing to around 20 mph
                    after midnight.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning.
Max temperature.....67-72.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-5900 ft AGL until 1300, then 3900-9200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

NEZ208-231230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
322 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear.
Min temperature.....Around 41.
Max humidity........70 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-7300 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....72-77.
Min humidity........22 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......100-3800 ft AGL until 1300, then 4100-6400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 25 to 30 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 48.
Max humidity........75 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-5600 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 20 to 25 mph.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of showers in the morning.
Max temperature.....63-68.
Min humidity........37 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......400-3200 ft AGL until 1300, then 3100-6500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the lower
30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

NEZ209-231230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
322 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........81 percent.
20-foot winds.......South up to 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-6000 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 5 to 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 71.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......100-3600 ft AGL until 1300, then 3800-5500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 mph increasing to south
                    around 30 mph in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 47.
Max humidity........71 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-5300 ft AGL until 0100, then 800-1000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 25 to 30 mph.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning.
Max temperature.....69-74.
Min humidity........32 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......800-5600 ft AGL until 1300, then 4400-8200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

NEZ210-231230-
Frenchman Basin-
222 PM MDT Sat Apr 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear.
Min temperature.....Around 35.
Max humidity........85 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-6400 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 5 to 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 73.
Min humidity........25 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......200-3900 ft AGL until 1300, then 4600-5500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 46.
Max humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-5400 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph decreasing to around 15 mph
                    after midnight.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....72-77.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......200-6600 ft AGL until 1300, then 7700-10100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Showers likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

NEZ219-231230-
Loess Plains-
322 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear.
Min temperature.....Around 34.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......South around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-6400 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 5 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 72.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......100-3800 ft AGL until 1300, then 4200-5400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 mph increasing to south
                    around 30 mph in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 47.
Max humidity........72 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-5300 ft AGL until 0100, then 500-900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 20 to 25 mph.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....74-79.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......300-6000 ft AGL until 1300, then 7700-9400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs around 60. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

DS



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