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
256 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.DISCUSSION...

The primary fire weather concerns occur Friday with elevated to
near critical conditions, primarily across southwest Nebraska.
Unseasonably mild temperatures (highs mid 50s) and dry downsloping
west winds will result in humidity values below 20 percent for
portions of zones 204 (south), 210, and 219. Wind will be the
limiting factor as gusts will generally remain below 20 mph, but
higher gusts are possible in the panhandle (where the RH is
slightly higher). Fire weather concerns are low Saturday and
beyond.


NEZ204-151215-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
156 PM MST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....16-21.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-4700 ft AGL until 2400, then 300-1400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....52-57.
Min humidity........20 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-1800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....23-28.
Max humidity........75 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........36 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......100-2900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph increasing to north
                    around 20 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows in the mid
20s. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 20. Highs in the mid 40s.
West winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the
mid 30s.

$$

NEZ206-151215-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
256 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....17-22.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1300-4500 ft AGL until 2400, then 600-2200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....52-57.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-1500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....24-29.
Max humidity........76 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........39 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows in
the mid 20s. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs
in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ208-151215-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
256 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....20-25.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-4000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph becoming west around 15
                    mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....49-54.
Min humidity........27 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-1800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........78 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....40-45.
Min humidity........50 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-2700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows in
the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ209-151215-
Loup Rivers Basin-
256 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....19-24.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-4100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....49-54.
Min humidity........27 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....26-31.
Max humidity........78 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....46-51.
Min humidity........38 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs
around 40. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows in
the lower 20s. Highs in the upper 30s.

$$

NEZ210-151215-
Frenchman Basin-
156 PM MST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....15-20.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-6000 ft AGL until 2400, then 200-300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 56.
Min humidity........17 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....22-27.
Max humidity........70 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 52.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......100-2700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph increasing to northeast
                    around 20 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows in
the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 20. Highs in the upper 40s.
West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs
in the upper 30s.

$$

NEZ219-151215-
Loess Plains-
256 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....16-21.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-5600 ft AGL until 2400, then 200-300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph becoming west around 5
                    mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 56.
Min humidity........20 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....Around 25.
Max humidity........71 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 52.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......100-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph increasing to northeast
                    around 20 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in
the lower 40s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around 50.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs
around 40.

$$

DS



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