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
216 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Strong to severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon and tonight
with storms becoming wetter as they transition out of the panhandle.
There will be a good chance of wetting rain in zones 206 208 and 209.

It remains unsettled for much of the week. The next best chance for
widespread wetting rain will be on Thursday, along with another
round of strong to severe thunderstorms.

Relative humidity will remain well above critical levels for the week
but there will be some periods of gusty wind, especially along
with and preceeding thunderstorms.


NEZ204-281245-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
116 PM MDT Tue Jun 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
                    Chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
Min temperature.....53-58.
Max humidity........85 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest
                    after midnight.
LAL.................4 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-5600 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    northwest after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....82-87.
Min humidity........26 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-5400 ft AGL until 1300, then 6400-10200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Min temperature.....54-59.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-10700 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-1200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....75-80.
Min humidity........35 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......600-5700 ft AGL until 1300, then 5500-9700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph increasing to around 20
                    mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs around 80. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in
the upper 80s.

$$

NEZ206-281245-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
216 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
                    Chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then
                    slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....57-62.
Max humidity........90 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west 5 to 10
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................4 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-4500 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph shifting to the west after
                    midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....83-88.
Min humidity........26 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-5300 ft AGL until 1300, then 6000-9100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Min temperature.....56-61.
Max humidity........90 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-7600 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-1700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....75-80.
Min humidity........42 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......500-3300 ft AGL until 1300, then 4000-7900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph shifting to the north in the
                    afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in
the upper 80s.

$$

NEZ208-281245-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
216 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms early in
                    the evening, then thunderstorms likely late in
                    the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....59-64.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west 5 to 10
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-4400 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-1100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph shifting to the west after
                    midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....82-87.
Min humidity........24 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......300-4900 ft AGL until 1300, then 5500-8500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in
                    the evening, then chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....56-61.
Max humidity........85 percent.
20-foot winds.......East up to 5 mph.
LAL.................3 increasing to 4 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-7900 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-1500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph shifting to the
                    southeast after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....73-78.
Min humidity........45 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in the
                    afternoon.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......300-3900 ft AGL until 1300, then 2400-7900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph shifting to the northeast in
                    the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in
the mid 80s.

$$

NEZ209-281245-
Loup Rivers Basin-
216 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms early in
                    the evening, then thunderstorms likely late in
                    the evening. Chance of thunderstorms after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....61-66.
Max humidity........90 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest 5
                    to 10 mph after midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 4 after midnight.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-4600 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-1300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph becoming west around 15 mph
                    after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....84-89.
Min humidity........30 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......300-5000 ft AGL until 1300, then 6000-8300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 15 to 20 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Chance of showers and thunderstorms after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....60-65.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast around 5 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 4 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-7500 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-1000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....76-81.
Min humidity........50 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4 increasing to 5 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......300-3200 ft AGL until 1300, then 2500-7500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph shifting to the northeast in
                    the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80. North
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in
the mid 80s.

$$

NEZ210-281245-
Frenchman Basin-
116 PM MDT Tue Jun 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
                    Chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
Min temperature.....58-63.
Max humidity........85 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west after
                    midnight.
LAL.................4 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-9100 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph shifting to the northwest
                    after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 88.
Min humidity........25 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......400-4900 ft AGL until 1300, then 6400-8700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the evening, then slight
                    chance of showers and thunderstorms after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....57-62.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-8100 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-3400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....80-85.
Min humidity........33 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................3 increasing to 4 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......700-4700 ft AGL until 1300, then 4500-9200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs around 90.

$$

NEZ219-281245-
Loess Plains-
216 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
                    Chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then
                    slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....61-66.
Max humidity........88 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest 5
                    to 10 mph after midnight.
LAL.................4 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-7800 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph shifting to the west after
                    midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....86-91.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......600-4900 ft AGL until 1300, then 5100-8400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
                    through the night.
Min temperature.....60-65.
Max humidity........90 percent.
20-foot winds.......East around 5 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-7300 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-1800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....80-85.
Min humidity........40 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................3 increasing to 4 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......800-4600 ft AGL until 1300, then 4200-8800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph shifting to the north
                    in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds up to
5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows around 60. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs around 90.

$$


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