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
430 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
RAINFALL DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS IS EXPECTED TO BE 1/10 OF AN INCH
OR LESS WITH THE BEST CHANCE ACROSS THE NIOBRARA VALLEY AND THE
NORTHERN HALF OF THE LOUP RIVERS BASIN.

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE EASTERN PANHANDLE...SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
SANDHILLS...THE FRENCHMAN BASIN AND LOESS PLAINS. NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH AND BECOME NORTH AT THE SAME SPEED
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION.

VERY LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
WILL POTENTIALLY PRODUCE ELEVATED OR CRITICAL FIRE DANGER. THE
LEVEL OF FIRE DANGER WILL BE DEPEND ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRONG
WINDS WHICH REMAINS UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.

NEZ204-270015-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
330 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
                    EARLY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 15 TO
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5500-8500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN
                    THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....29-34.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-6900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1000-2500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-4600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5700-8700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

NEZ210-270015-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
430 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 61.
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7200-9300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....29-34.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2800-8100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1700-3000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3800-9300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 60S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.

$$

NEZ206-270015-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
430 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
                    EARLY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-56.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-5300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5800-9200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....26-31.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-6700 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 700-1700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES OR
                    FLURRIES IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-64.
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-4100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2300-8100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S.

$$

NEZ208-270015-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
330 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.
MIN HUMIDITY........41 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2700-6900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTH
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....26-31.
MAX HUMIDITY........97 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-4600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-1100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES OR
                    FLURRIES IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59.
MIN HUMIDITY........35 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2700-7700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST AROUND
                    25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S.

$$

NEZ219-270015-
LOESS PLAINS-
430 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 61.
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-6000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7300-10300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING EAST UP TO 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-8500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 1400-2000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.
MIN HUMIDITY........29 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2900-8000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S.

$$

NEZ209-270015-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
430 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
                    EARLY IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3400-9900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....24-29.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-6700 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-1200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES OR
                    FLURRIES IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59.
MIN HUMIDITY........36 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-4100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3000-6300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.

$$







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