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
933 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN  EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TODAY TO
7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
SUNNY SKIES WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO RISE INTO THE MID 60S TO
LOWER 70S THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA TODAY. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE
BY EARLY THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT ON FRIDAY...THEN INCREASE
AGAIN FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

NEZ204-250030-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
833 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
MIN HUMIDITY........13 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH...GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5300-8100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8600-9600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
MAX HUMIDITY........69 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-5700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 6300-11100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST
WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$

NEZ210-250030-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
933 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.
MIN HUMIDITY........12 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH...GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6300-8400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8500-9100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MAX HUMIDITY........52 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8700 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 77.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-6800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8200-12200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

NEZ206-250030-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
933 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.
MIN HUMIDITY........11 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH...GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6700-8600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9000-9800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 20
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
MAX HUMIDITY........63 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-6800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7400-11200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$

NEZ208-250030-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
833 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH...GUSTS TO 35 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6000-8600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9300-10300
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MAX HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8100-11600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. EAST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 50. NORTH
WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$

NEZ219-250030-
LOESS PLAINS-
933 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.
MIN HUMIDITY........13 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH....GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7200-9400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
MAX HUMIDITY........55 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 77.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-7000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8700-11300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH
WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

NEZ209-250030-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
933 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 69.
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH...GUSTS TO 35 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6000-8400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9000-9800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.
MAX HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 76.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-8000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9000-12100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$







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