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
350 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...

SNOW IS ANTICIPATED ACROSS NORTHWEST NEBRASKA THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT...BUT THEN TRANSITIONS EAST ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA ON FRIDAY. MOST LOCATIONS ACROSS THE SANDHILLS REGION OF
NEBRASKA SHOULD SEE ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL. OTHERWISE COLD
TEMPERATURES...HIGH RH AND SNOW COVER WILL HELP KEEPT FIRE
CONCERNS AT BAY THROUGH NEXT WEEK.


NEZ204-261215-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
250 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW OR PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....14-19.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....17-22.
MIN HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....1-6.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 24.
MIN HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 5.
HIGHS AROUND 8. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
9 BELOW. HIGHS AROUND 5. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS COLD. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 7 BELOW.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.
.NEW YEARS DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 6. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
20S.

$$

NEZ210-261215-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
350 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN
                    THE EVENING. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE
                    EVENING. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE LATE EVENING AND
                    OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 20.
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-3200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY EARLY IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    SNOW IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 22.
MIN HUMIDITY........73 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-3400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 7 ABOVE.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 900-3200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.
MIN HUMIDITY........61 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
8. HIGHS AROUND 13. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
4 BELOW. HIGHS AROUND 7. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS COLD. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 8 BELOW.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.
.NEW YEARS DAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 4. HIGHS AROUND 30.

$$

NEZ206-261215-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
350 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE
                    EVENING. CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-20.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-2700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MIN HUMIDITY........72 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....5-10.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 24.
MIN HUMIDITY........63 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-2200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 9. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 7.
HIGHS AROUND 10. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
6 BELOW. HIGHS AROUND 7. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS COLD. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 4 BELOW.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.
.NEW YEARS DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS AROUND 30.

$$

NEZ208-261215-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
250 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW OR PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                    CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....16-21.
MAX HUMIDITY........93 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-2800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MIN HUMIDITY........71 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-3200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....5-10.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 24.
MIN HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-2500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 5.
HIGHS AROUND 9. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 8 BELOW. HIGHS AROUND 6.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS COLD. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 3 BELOW.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.
.NEW YEARS DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 20S.

$$

NEZ219-261215-
LOESS PLAINS-
350 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE LATE IN
                    THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE
                    NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 21.
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING...THEN SNOW LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING.
                    SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MIN HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 8 ABOVE.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.
MIN HUMIDITY........65 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
9. HIGHS AROUND 14. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
3 BELOW. HIGHS AROUND 7. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS COLD. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 7 BELOW.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.
.NEW YEARS DAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 4. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
30S.

$$

NEZ209-261215-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
350 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE
                    EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL EARLY
                    MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE
                    NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....22-27.
MIN HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-3200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....7-12.
MAX HUMIDITY........94 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 24.
MIN HUMIDITY........66 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-2400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COLDER. CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 10.
HIGHS AROUND 12. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
5 BELOW. HIGHS AROUND 6. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS COLD. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 3 BELOW.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.
.NEW YEARS DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS AROUND 30.

$$








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