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
328 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...

UNSETTLED CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND TUESDAY...WITH
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL POSSIBLE. HOWEVER SKIES WILL CLEAR FROM WEST
TO EAST LATE TUESDAY WITH TEMPERATURES WARMING BACK POSSIBLY INTO
THE 80S ACROSS FIRE ZONE 204 BY LATE AFTERNOON. THEREAFTER A
WARMING TREND IS ANTICIPATED FOR THE ENTIRE OUTLOOK AREA. HIGHS
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY SHOULD ECLIPSE 80 FOR MOST LOCATIONS. THIS
IS SEVERAL DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. HOWEVER AFTERNOON MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS FORECAST TO REMAIN WELL ABOVE CRITICAL
THRESHOLDS EACH DAY. NOTE THAT MODEL GUIDANCE HAS STRUGGLED
RECENTLY WITH THE AMOUNT OF DRY AIR ACROSS THE WESTERN SANDHILLS.
FOR FIRE ZONE 204 /CRESCENT LAKE NWR/...MINIMUM RH OF 20% OR
BRIEFLY LOWER IS POSSIBLE LATE AFTERNOON BOTH WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY.  NOTE THAT WIND SPEEDS WILL BE FAIRLY LIGHT AND VARIABLE
TO START THE DAY...BUT SHOULD TRANSITION TO SOUTHERLY BY THE MID
AFTERNOON...BUT AT THAT 20FT SPEEDS SHOULD REMAIN LESS THAN 10
MPH EACH DAY.

NEZ204-230015-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
228 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........40 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-4300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 35 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                    EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
                    NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....51-56.
MAX HUMIDITY........94 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1300-2300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........33 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-4600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3300-8500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 80S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

NEZ210-230015-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
328 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4200-4800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 35 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
                    CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 55.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-5100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1500-2500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........35 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................2 INCREASING TO 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-4800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2700-9100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. EAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

$$

NEZ206-230015-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
328 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
MIN HUMIDITY........40 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2900-3900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 35 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 54.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-3900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 30 TO 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........45 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2200-7700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

NEZ208-230015-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
228 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 75.
MIN HUMIDITY........37 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2800-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 35 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 55.
MAX HUMIDITY........93 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-3800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1200-1400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                    MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
                    DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-2600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2500-6900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

NEZ219-230015-
LOESS PLAINS-
328 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 74.
MIN HUMIDITY........38 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3400-4600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 56.
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-4900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1600-2500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 30 TO 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                    MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
                    DAY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........48 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1400-2400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2300-7300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20 TO 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S.

$$

NEZ209-230015-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
328 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 73.
MIN HUMIDITY........41 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-2700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                    EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
                    NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....52-57.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-2800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
                    AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
                    DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....69-74.
MIN HUMIDITY........58 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-2500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2500-4900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

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