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
904 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
OVERNIGHT. STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP IMMEDIATELY
BEHIND THE FRONT AND MAY GUST AS HIGH AS 45 MPH. IN ADDITION TO
WIND...DRY LIGHTNING IS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT AS WELL. ANY FIRES
WHICH MAY BE ONGOING...WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL GIVEN THE
EXPECTED SHIFT IN WIND DIRECTION.


NEZ204-291215-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
804 PM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4500-9500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 3100-6300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 40 TO 45 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3800-4900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4400-7300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
MAX HUMIDITY........68 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4100-7800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1300-4500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....69-74.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-6100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 6200-8900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS AROUND 30.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS
AROUND 60.

$$

NEZ210-291215-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
904 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE
                    EVENING AND EARLY MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........63 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2800-11100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 700-9100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 35 TO 40 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 66.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3600-4500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4300-6600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 37.
MAX HUMIDITY........66 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH
                    AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-7100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1200-4100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-5300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5100-8400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.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 MID
70S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.

$$

NEZ206-291215-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
904 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY
                    MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........75 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3900-8900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 2800-5700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 50
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4200-7100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 45 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.
MAX HUMIDITY........69 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4400-7500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1500-5000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-6200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4500-8900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$

NEZ208-291215-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
804 PM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY
                    MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................2 INCREASING TO 3 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3100-7300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 2900-5000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 40 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
                    INCREASING TO AROUND 55 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4300-7200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 50 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 30
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.
MAX HUMIDITY........71 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4100-7600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1900-6200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-7700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 6600-8900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S.

$$

NEZ219-291215-
LOESS PLAINS-
904 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY
                    MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
MAX HUMIDITY........65 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 10 TO 15
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-10200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO WEST
                    AROUND 35 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3700-6600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 45 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.
MAX HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AROUND 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4000-6900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1500-5100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-3800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3400-8100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.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 UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.

$$

NEZ209-291215-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
904 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................2 INCREASING TO 3 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-4100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH INCREASING TO WEST
                    AROUND 45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10
                    TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3900-6500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 50 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 30
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 35.
MAX HUMIDITY........72 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST
                    AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4100-6800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1300-5400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 74.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 10
                    TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-5100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2500-7600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$

CLB






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