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
331 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS ARE LOW ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA THROUGH THURSDAY. WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF
WINTRY MIX AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING... WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY ALONG AND NORTH OF
NEBRASKA HIGHWAY 2. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY
TUESDAY WITH GUSTS TO 35 MILES PER HOUR... LEADING TO BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW. BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY
WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MILES PER HOUR.

NEZ204-241230-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
231 PM MST MON JAN 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
                    CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT. CHANCE OF
                    FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....22-27.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHEAST
                    AROUND 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING. SNOW THROUGH THE DAY. FREEZING RAIN
                    LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....26-31.
MIN HUMIDITY........69 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO
                    25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-4100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTH
                    AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN PATCHY BLOWING SNOW AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT. SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN
                    CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....13-18.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 35 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
                    25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....22-27.
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-2500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 9. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 19.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS AROUND 40.

$$

NEZ206-241230-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-
331 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
                    LATE IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF SNOW OR FREEZING
                    RAIN AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 28.
MAX HUMIDITY........94 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....28-33.
MIN HUMIDITY........75 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTH
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW UNTIL EARLY
                    MORNING. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING. SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF
                    SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-20.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 35 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....23-28.
MIN HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-2900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 20.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S.

$$

NEZ208-241230-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL
FOREST-
331 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN
                    AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN
                    AND SLEET LIKELY LATE IN THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....24-29.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING. SNOW THROUGH THE DAY. FREEZING
                    RAIN AND SLEET LATE IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....27-32.
MIN HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-2500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THE
                    NIGHT. SNOW IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF SNOW
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....17-22.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-2400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 30 TO 35 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....22-27.
MIN HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-2400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 19.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 30S.

$$

NEZ209-241230-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
331 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
                    OR SNOW OR SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF
                    FREEZING RAIN OR SNOW OR SLEET LATE IN THE
                    NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN OR SNOW OR
                    SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 32.
MIN HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-3800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW IN THE LATE
                    EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SNOW LIKELY IN THE
                    EVENING. CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 35 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....24-29.
MIN HUMIDITY........64 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-2800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 20.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S.

$$

NEZ210-241230-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
231 PM MST MON JAN 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW OR SLEET
                    LATE IN THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 29.
MAX HUMIDITY........87 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN
                    THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 33.
MIN HUMIDITY........63 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                    NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1400-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3600-5100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    EVENING. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 19.
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-4300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 40 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
                    30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....27-32.
MIN HUMIDITY........51 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-3400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.

$$

NEZ219-241230-
LOESS PLAINS-
331 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
                    OR SNOW OR SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF
                    FREEZING RAIN OR SNOW OR SLEET LATE IN THE
                    NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 32.
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN OR SNOW OR
                    SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.
MIN HUMIDITY........64 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10
                    TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1400-4600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW IN THE EVENING.
                    SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 21.
MAX HUMIDITY........83 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-4100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....28-33.
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.

$$

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