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
430 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LESS THAN 1/10 OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT
7 DAYS.

STRONG PACIFIC COLD FRONTS SATURDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WILL
CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN VERY DRY AIR ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA. ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED DAILY SATURDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY PRESENTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CRITICAL FIRE DANGER
WHENEVER WINDS INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH.

NEZ204-280015-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
330 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-4800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3400-9600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-39.
MAX HUMIDITY........93 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4700-10200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$

NEZ210-280015-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
430 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE IN THE
                    MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1400-4300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2300-9900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-4300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3800-10500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.

$$

NEZ206-280015-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
430 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
                    MORNING. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60.
MIN HUMIDITY........35 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5 TO 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2000-8100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-7100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH 10 TO
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2700-7600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S.

$$

NEZ208-280015-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
330 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
                    MORNING. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING
                    AND EARLY AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....52-57.
MIN HUMIDITY........38 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-3900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2500-8100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-36.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-6700 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2700-8500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$

NEZ219-280015-
LOESS PLAINS-
430 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND SNOW
                    SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
MIN HUMIDITY........41 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-3500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3900-6800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.

$$

NEZ209-280015-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
430 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
                    MORNING. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING
                    AND EARLY AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53.
MIN HUMIDITY........51 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-4300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-35.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-71.
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH 10 TO
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2600-5500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH AROUND 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.

$$







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