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
220 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

.DISCUSSION...

No fire weather concerns tomorrow and through the upcoming week.
A winter storm system will spread snow across western and north
central NEB tonight-early tomorrow that will continue over
tomorrow night. Snow accumulations are expected to range from 7
to 14 inches, highest amounts anticipated across north central
NEB along and east of a line from Arnold to Bassett.

Below- to near-normal highs will prevail through Wednesday. Next
chances for precipitation returns on Friday.

NEZ204-211230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
120 PM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow until early
                    morning. Snow likely and slight chance of
                    freezing drizzle late in the night.
Min temperature.....22-27.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Slight chance of freezing drizzle in
                    the morning. Snow through the day. Patchy
                    blowing snow in the late morning and afternoon.
Max temperature.....27-32.
Min humidity........84 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1500-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow through the
                    night. Snow in the evening. Chance of snow
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....17-22.
Max humidity........97 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 25 to 30 mph.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....30-35.
Min humidity........58 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 12. Highs in the upper
30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the mid 40s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 20.
Highs in the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows around 17. Highs
in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ206-211230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
220 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow late in
                    the evening. Chance of snow after midnight.
                    Slight chance of freezing drizzle late in the
                    night.
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.......400-1400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
                    freezing drizzle in the morning, then snow
                    likely early in the afternoon. Snow late in the
                    afternoon. Patchy blowing snow in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....30-35.
Min humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1100-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 mph increasing to north
                    around 35 mph in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Snow.
Min temperature.....20-25.
Max humidity........96 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1200-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 35 mph.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Chance of snow in the morning.
                    Patchy blowing snow until late afternoon.
Max temperature.....30-35.
Min humidity........59 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......800-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 25 to 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the mid 40s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows in the
lower 20s. Highs in the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 19.
Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ208-211230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
220 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow early in
                    the evening. Chance of snow in the late evening
                    and early morning, then snow likely late in the
                    night.
Min temperature.....24-29.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow through the day. Rain likely early
                    in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow late in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....30-35.
Min humidity........79 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......700-3200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 20 to 25 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Snow.
Min temperature.....20-25.
Max humidity........95 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1000-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Patchy blowing snow through the
                    day. Chance of snow in the morning. Slight
                    chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 32.
Min humidity........65 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......700-1800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 16. Highs in the upper
30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows around 20.
Highs around 30.

$$

NEZ209-211230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
220 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow late in
                    the night.
Min temperature.....Around 25.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
                    freezing drizzle in the morning, then snow
                    likely and slight chance of freezing rain in
                    the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....31-36.
Min humidity........78 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......600-2900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph increasing to around 30
                    mph in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow until early
                    morning. Areas of blowing snow early in the
                    morning. Snow through the night.
Min temperature.....Around 25.
Max humidity........94 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1600-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 35 to 40 mph.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny. Areas
                    of blowing snow in the morning, then patchy
                    blowing snow in the afternoon. Snow likely in
                    the morning, then chance of snow in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....30-35.
Min humidity........65 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......700-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 30 to 35 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower
40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows around 20.
Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ210-211230-
Frenchman Basin-
120 PM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow after
                    midnight. Chance of snow and slight chance of
                    freezing drizzle late in the night.
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.......400-1800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow likely and slight chance of
                    freezing drizzle in the morning, then snow and
                    slight chance of freezing rain in the
                    afternoon. Patchy blowing snow in the late
                    morning and early afternoon. Areas of blowing
                    snow late in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 30.
Min humidity........81 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1400-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 mph increasing to north
                    around 35 mph in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of blowing snow through
                    the night. Snow in the evening. Snow likely
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 23.
Max humidity........94 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......900-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 35 mph.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of snow in the
                    morning. Patchy blowing snow until late
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....32-37.
Min humidity........55 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......500-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 25 to 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 13. Highs in the upper
30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the lower
40s. South winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows around 20.
Highs around 40.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 18.
Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ219-211230-
Loess Plains-
220 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow late in
                    the night.
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.......400-1100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
                    freezing drizzle in the morning, then snow
                    likely early in the afternoon. Snow and slight
                    chance of freezing rain late in the afternoon.
                    Patchy blowing snow late in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 32.
Min humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......900-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph increasing to around 30
                    mph in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow early in the
                    evening. Areas of blowing snow in the late
                    evening and overnight. Snow through the night.
Min temperature.....Around 24.
Max humidity........92 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1500-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 35 to 40 mph.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Chance of snow in the morning.
                    Patchy blowing snow until late afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 35.
Min humidity........58 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......800-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 35 mph decreasing to around 25
                    mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the upper 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 13. Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the lower
40s. South winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the lower 20s.
Highs around 40.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
around 19. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$


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