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
253 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...

A cold front will stall out over western Nebraska with increased chances for precipitation
and cooler temperatures through the weekend. Most of western Nebraska will see a good soaking.

NEZ204-231230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
153 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    early in the evening, then chance of
                    thunderstorms late in the evening. Chance of
                    showers after midnight.
Min temperature.....48-53.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-3600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the
                    morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely
                    in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........75 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 5 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-3400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
                    Rain showers through the night.
Min temperature.....46-51.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................3 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-1500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
Max temperature.....56-61.
Min humidity........70 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......700-4700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper
60s.

$$

NEZ206-231230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
253 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    early in the evening, then chance of
                    thunderstorms in the late evening and
                    overnight. Chance of showers after midnight.
Min temperature.....54-59.
Max humidity........95 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................3 increasing to 4 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-3000 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-1000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....64-69.
Min humidity........69 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4 increasing to 5 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-4200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
                    Rain showers through the night.
Min temperature.....50-55.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southeast
                    after midnight.
LAL.................3 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-1400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely and isolated
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....59-64.
Min humidity........74 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......500-4500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

NEZ208-231230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
253 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of thunderstorms early in the
                    evening, then chance of thunderstorms in the
                    late evening and overnight. Chance of showers
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....52-57.
Max humidity........96 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in
                    the morning, then showers and thunderstorms
                    likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4 increasing to 5 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
                    Rain showers through the night.
Min temperature.....51-56.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southeast
                    after midnight.
LAL.................3 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-1300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely and isolated
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....59-64.
Min humidity........79 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-3000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

NEZ209-231230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
253 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    through the night.
Min temperature.....60-65.
Max humidity........91 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 mph shifting to the
                    northeast after midnight.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....73-78.
Min humidity........62 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4 increasing to 5 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-5900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Thunderstorms likely in the
                    evening, then rain showers likely and isolated
                    thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....57-62.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south after
                    midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-4200 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-1900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely and isolated
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....67-72.
Min humidity........70 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-3200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Cooler. Cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.
Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

NEZ210-231230-
Frenchman Basin-
153 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    in the evening.
Min temperature.....59-64.
Max humidity........90 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................3 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-7300 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph becoming southeast around
                    15 mph after midnight.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....72-77.
Min humidity........57 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4 increasing to 5 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-4100 ft AGL until 1300, then 2100-6800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Thunderstorms in the evening, then rain
                    showers likely and isolated thunderstorms after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....53-58.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-3600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely and isolated
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....63-68.
Min humidity........64 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......600-4100 ft AGL until 1300, then 2600-5500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers likely and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. North
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 60s.
North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.

$$

NEZ219-231230-
Loess Plains-
253 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    early in the evening, then chance of
                    thunderstorms late in the evening.
Min temperature.....63-68.
Max humidity........88 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................3 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-9400 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 30 mph becoming southeast around
                    15 mph after midnight.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....77-82.
Min humidity........51 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4 increasing to 5 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......300-5800 ft AGL until 1300, then 2400-8200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Thunderstorms likely in the evening,
                    then rain showers likely and isolated
                    thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....57-62.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-7500 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-1900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely and isolated
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....67-72.
Min humidity........64 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1500-2700 ft AGL until 1300, then 2600-5300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 5 mph shifting to the north in the
                    afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Cooler. Cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Lows around 50. Highs around 60. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs around
70. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.

$$


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