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
353 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...

THE THREAT OF EXTREME FIRE GROWTH TO REMAIN LOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE
FORECAST AREA AS SNOW COVER...COOL TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE ARE FORECAST INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL BE GUSTY ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY...BEHIND A PASSING COLD
FRONT...BUT PRECIPITATION WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE...WITH THE BEST
CHANCES COMING MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...AND ONCE AGAIN LATE WEEK.

NEZ204-211215-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
253 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....18-23.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 45.
MIN HUMIDITY........56 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
                    OR SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN OR
                    SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN OR
                    SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 38.
MIN HUMIDITY........65 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 1900-4200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN
THE MID 20S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
30S.

$$

NEZ210-211215-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
353 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 20.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....47-52.
MIN HUMIDITY........43 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
                    THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 29.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR FREEZING
                    RAIN IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MIN HUMIDITY........64 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 17.
HIGHS AROUND 30.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.

$$

NEZ206-211215-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
353 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
MIN HUMIDITY........53 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
                    THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN
                    THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
                    DAY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
MIN HUMIDITY........73 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 30 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 20S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS AROUND 30.

$$

NEZ208-211215-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
253 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE LATE EVENING
                    AND OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45.
MIN HUMIDITY........57 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
                    THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN OR
                    SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 32.
MAX HUMIDITY........97 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR
                    FREEZING RAIN OR SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 37.
MIN HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 800-4200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE
MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
20. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 16.
HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
20S.

$$

NEZ219-211215-
LOESS PLAINS-
353 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 20.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.
MIN HUMIDITY........43 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
                    THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR FREEZING
                    RAIN IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45.
MIN HUMIDITY........61 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 30S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.

$$

NEZ209-211215-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
353 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 43.
MIN HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
                    THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 32.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
                    IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
                    THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
MIN HUMIDITY........73 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST
WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 18.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS AROUND 30.

$$








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