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
251 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Winter weather is expected to move into the area this weekend
resulting in minimal fire weather concerns. North to northwest
winds on Sunday and Sunday night could gust up to 35 to 40 mph.
However, snow cover and melting snow will generally promote
minimum afternoon humidity above 50 percent in most areas during
the several days.

NEZ204-201230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
151 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....24-29.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest up to 5 mph shifting to the northwest
                    after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing rain
                    early in the afternoon. Slight chance of snow
                    late in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....36-41.
Min humidity........64 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the evening,
                    then snow likely after midnight.
Min temperature.....22-27.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......900-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow through the day. Patchy blowing
                    snow in the late morning and afternoon.
Max temperature.....27-32.
Min humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1800-3600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Chance of snow.
Lows around 16. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to
20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 12. Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the upper
30s.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows around
17. Highs in the upper 20s.

$$

NEZ206-201230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
251 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....24-29.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest up to 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....39-44.
Min humidity........59 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-1000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 25.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning, then
                    snow in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 32.
Min humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1300-2700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow. Patchy blowing snow. Lows in the
lower 20s. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the upper
30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs around 40.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows around 19.
Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ208-201230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
251 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....25-30.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest up to 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....38-43.
Min humidity........60 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-1200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow in the
                    evening, then chance of snow after midnight.
Min temperature.....23-28.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow.
Max temperature.....31-36.
Min humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1100-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 20 to 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Snow. Patchy blowing snow. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs
in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 30s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows around 20.
Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ209-201230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
251 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....22-27.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest up to 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 43.
Min humidity........59 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 25.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-1200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning, then
                    snow in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....31-36.
Min humidity........75 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1000-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Breezy, snow. Patchy blowing snow in the evening. Areas
of blowing snow after midnight. Patchy blowing snow. Lows in the
lower 20s. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the upper
30s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows in the lower
20s. Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ210-201230-
Frenchman Basin-
151 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....22-27.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest up to 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........51 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-1800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 5 mph shifting to the east in the
                    afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 23.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow likely in the morning. Snow in the
                    afternoon. Patchy blowing snow in the late
                    morning and afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 31.
Min humidity........75 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1600-3000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph increasing to around 35 mph
                    in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Areas of blowing snow in the evening.
Patchy blowing snow. Snow likely. Lows around 20. Highs in the
mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the upper
30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the lower
40s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows around 19.
Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ219-201230-
Loess Plains-
251 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....21-26.
Max humidity........96 percent.
20-foot winds.......North up to 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........47 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-1400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 0 mph shifting to the
                    northeast in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 24.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-1500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning, then
                    snow in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 32.
Min humidity........73 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1400-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph increasing to around 35 mph
                    in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Snow. Patchy blowing snow. Lows
in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to
25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the upper 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the upper
30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the lower
40s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow and rain. Lows around
20. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$



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