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
254 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...
Critical fire conditions appear to be underway across the Frenchman
basin this afternoon with several weather stations reporting
humidity below 20 percent and winds gusting to 30-40 mph. Patches of
cloud cover have developed and this will act to lessen the potential
for stronger wind gusts. It would appear gusts to 35-40 mph could
still develop until 3 or 4 pm MST.

Rain or snow liquid totals are expected to remain near or below 1/10
of an inch during the next 7 days.

Opportunities for range fire development occur Tuesday and Friday.
The area of concern both days is Southwest Nebraska, generally along
and south of Interstate 80 where humidity will fall to around 20
percent. Winds on both days should be light at 10 to 15 mph.
Otherwise, cool weather will cause humidity to remain above 25
percent across all of western and north central Nebraska.

NEZ204-121215-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
154 PM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....17-22.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-3800 ft AGL until 2400, then 200-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........19 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........69 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph increasing to northwest
                    around 20 mph after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....47-52.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......400-4100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 25 to 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Colder, windy. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds
20 to 30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Warmer. Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s.

$$

NEZ206-121215-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
254 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....19-24.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1000-4600 ft AGL until 2400, then 300-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph becoming northwest around
                    10 mph after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........21 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....30-35.
Max humidity........65 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....48-53.
Min humidity........35 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......300-3800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Colder, breezy. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds
15 to 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs around 50.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s.

$$

NEZ208-121215-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
254 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....22-27.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-4400 ft AGL until 2400, then 300-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph becoming west around 10
                    mph after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....51-56.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........65 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 48.
Min humidity........40 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......600-4100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 30 to 35 mph.


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

$$

NEZ209-121215-
Loup Rivers Basin-
254 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....20-25.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1100-5000 ft AGL until 2400, then 300-1400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph becoming northwest around
                    10 mph after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....50-55.
Min humidity........24 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....30-35.
Max humidity........68 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....48-53.
Min humidity........37 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......300-3800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Colder, breezy. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of
snow. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper
40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 50.

$$

NEZ210-121215-
Frenchman Basin-
154 PM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....18-23.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-3700 ft AGL until 2400, then 200-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 20 mph becoming west around 5 mph
                    after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........17 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........64 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 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 54.
Min humidity........25 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......300-4300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Cooler, breezy. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the mid 50s.
West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid
50s.

$$

NEZ219-121215-
Loess Plains-
254 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....18-23.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest
                    around 5 mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-4700 ft AGL until 2400, then 200-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph becoming northwest around
                    10 mph after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 57.
Min humidity........20 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....Around 30.
Max humidity........67 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 54.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......300-4400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 25 to 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...Cooler, breezy. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the mid 50s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid
50s.

$$


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