Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Western...CORRECTED
and North Central Nebraska
National Weather Service North Platte NE
254 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

.DISCUSSION...

The primary fire weather concerns are wind this afternoon and
Thursday and humidity on Friday. Strong northwest winds will
continue to gust above 35 mph through early evening while
humidity approaches 20 percent across far southwest Nebraska.
Scattered rain and snow showers will affect the region Thursday as
wind gusts near 40 mph in the panhandle and 35 mph for much of
the Sandhills. A downsloping wind pattern takes over on Friday as
temperatures reach the 50s. While near surface wind gusts
generally remain under 20 mph, humidity drops below 20 percent in
the southern panhandle and southwest Nebraska.


NEZ204-141230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
154 PM MST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
                    late in the night.
Min temperature.....25-30.
Max humidity........95 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
                    morning. Slight chance of showers early in the
                    afternoon. Slight chance of snow showers in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....34-39.
Min humidity........47 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                    north 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......1300-5100 ft AGL until 1200, then 3900-7100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 30 to 35 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
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.......1400-4500 ft AGL until 2400, then 500-2100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....50-55.
Min humidity........22 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.


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

$$

NEZ206-141230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
254 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....25-30.
Max humidity........95 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-3100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers through
                    the day. Chance of showers in the late morning
                    and afternoon.
Max temperature.....36-41.
Min humidity........55 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20
                    mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......1200-4300 ft AGL until 1200, then 4000-6700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph increasing to around 35
                    mph in the afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....17-22.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......900-4100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph decreasing to around 15
                    mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....48-53.
Min humidity........26 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-1500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 15 mph.


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

$$

NEZ208-141230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
254 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 29.
Max humidity........94 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1000-3900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph becoming northwest around
                    15 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers early in
                    the morning, then snow showers and showers
                    likely late in the morning. Chance of showers
                    and snow showers in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....34-39.
Min humidity........61 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20
                    mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......1100-3600 ft AGL until 1200, then 3400-4500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph increasing to around 30
                    mph in the afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....20-25.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......3300-4400 ft AGL until 2400, then 900-3900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph decreasing to around 15
                    mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....47-52.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 mph.


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

$$

NEZ209-141230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
254 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 27.
Max humidity........97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-3600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 15 to 20 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
                    morning. Chance of showers in the late morning
                    and afternoon. Chance of snow showers late in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 39.
Min humidity........60 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20
                    mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......1700-5200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph increasing to around 25
                    mph in the afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....18-23.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......3800-4200 ft AGL until 2400, then 800-4200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph decreasing to around 15
                    mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....46-51.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
rain. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around 40. Northwest winds 5 to
15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s.

$$

NEZ210-141230-
Frenchman Basin-
154 PM MST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 29.
Max humidity........91 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow showers
                    late in the morning. Slight chance of showers
                    in the late morning and afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 42.
Min humidity........43 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15
                    to 25 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......900-5600 ft AGL until 1200, then 5300-7900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph increasing to around 35
                    mph in the afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....15-20.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......800-5500 ft AGL until 2400, then 200-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph becoming west around 10
                    mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....52-57.
Min humidity........17 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.


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

$$

NEZ219-141230-
Loess Plains-
254 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 28.
Max humidity........93 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-1400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in
                    the morning. Slight chance of showers in the
                    late morning and afternoon. Slight chance of
                    snow showers late in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 42.
Min humidity........49 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20
                    mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......1100-4500 ft AGL until 1200, then 4600-7900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph increasing to around 30
                    mph in the afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 18.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......900-4200 ft AGL until 2400, then 200-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph becoming west around 5
                    mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 53.
Min humidity........21 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
rain. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 18. Highs in the upper 40s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around 50.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s.

$$

DS


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