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
320 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Elevated fire weather conditions will continue rest of this
afternoon with the current observations showing humidity near 15
percent with occasional gusts to 20 MPH in far southwest NEB and
the southeast Panhandle.

Temperatures begin a cooling trend tomorrow through Sunday. This
trend combined with light breezes will promote low fire weather
concerns. Seasonable highs are expected Sunday with highs in the
mid to upper 30s.

Looking ahead: Potential exists for elevated fire weather
conditions early next week in the southeast Panhandle and far
southwest NEB, specifically Monday and Wednesday.

NEZ204-161230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
220 PM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....22-27.
Max humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain in the
                    afternoon. Slight chance of snow late in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....39-44.
Min humidity........43 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance
                    of freezing drizzle in the evening, then chance
                    of freezing drizzle after midnight. Slight
                    chance of snow early in the morning.
Min temperature.....24-29.
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.......1600-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of freezing drizzle
                    in the morning. Slight chance of snow late in
                    the morning.
Max temperature.....34-39.
Min humidity........54 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west in the
                    afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1600-3800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph shifting to the northwest
                    in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows
around 17. Highs in the upper 20s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 11. Highs around 30.

$$

NEZ206-161230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
320 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....22-27.
Max humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........45 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle.
Min temperature.....Around 27.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1500-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle in the morning.
Max temperature.....Around 38.
Min humidity........57 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1700-3300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph decreasing to around 5 mph
                    in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow and
rain. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower 30s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 13. Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ208-161230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
320 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....39-44.
Min humidity........53 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of drizzle early
                    in the evening. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle through the night.
Min temperature.....Around 27.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1200-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle in the morning. Slight chance of snow
                    late in the morning.
Max temperature.....Around 38.
Min humidity........57 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1600-3200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows
around 19. Highs around 30.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ209-161230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
320 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....24-29.
Max humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........40 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle after midnight.
Min temperature.....24-29.
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.......600-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....Around 37.
Min humidity........61 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1100-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows in
the lower 20s. Highs in the lower 30s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 13.
Highs in the lower 30s.

$$

NEZ210-161230-
Frenchman Basin-
220 PM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....20-25.
Max humidity........78 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....47-52.
Min humidity........31 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 26.
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.......1100-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....Around 39.
Min humidity........57 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1800-3700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs around 50.
West winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows
in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 30s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 13. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ219-161230-
Loess Plains-
320 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....20-25.
Max humidity........78 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....47-52.
Min humidity........30 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-2700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 26.
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.......500-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....Around 39.
Min humidity........57 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1200-3000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs around 50.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows in
the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 30s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 13.
Highs in the mid 30s.

$$



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