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
151 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Snow across northern Nebraska along and near highway 20, is
expected to produce a liquid water equivalent of 1/4 to 1/2 of an
inch. Lighter snowfall is expected elsewhere.

Humidity Sunday will fall to between 15 and 25 percent across the
Frenchman Basin, the western Sandhills and the southern half of
the eastern Panhandle. Light winds are forecast in this area.
Higher humidity is expected elsewhere. Cold weather Monday through
Saturday will raise minimum afternoon humid above 35 percent
across all of Western and North Central Nebraska.

NEZ204-181215-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
1251 PM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....26-31.
Max humidity........73 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain early in
                    the afternoon. Slight chance of snow late in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....48-53.
Min humidity........20 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......100-2000 ft AGL until 1200, then 400-6300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing rain
                    in the evening. Chance of snow through the
                    night.
Min temperature.....6-11.
Max humidity........90 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1800-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow.
Max temperature.....10-15.
Min humidity........52 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1900-3200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with snow. Lows around
5 below. Highs around 11. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around 7 below.
Highs in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as cool. Mostly clear. Lows around 8. Highs in
the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 15.
Highs in the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
rain. Lows around 18. Highs in the upper 30s.

$$

NEZ206-181215-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
151 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....26-31.
Max humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph
                    after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    after midnight.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....50-55.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 15 mph shifting to the north 5
                    to 10 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-900 ft AGL until 1200, then 500-3800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing rain
                    in the evening. Slight chance of snow after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....9-14.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow.
Max temperature.....12-17.
Min humidity........56 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......2100-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows
around 2 below. Highs around 12. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around 5 below.
Highs in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as cool. Mostly clear. Lows around 10. Highs in
the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 18.
Highs in the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows around
20. Highs around 40.

$$

NEZ208-181215-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
151 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 28.
Max humidity........83 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south 10
                    to 20 mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    after midnight.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....45-50.
Min humidity........38 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 10 to 20 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-3500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing rain
                    early in the evening. Slight chance of snow in
                    the evening, then chance of snow after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....7-12.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......2200-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow.
Max temperature.....10-15.
Min humidity........64 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......2200-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow likely. Lows around
3 below. Highs around 10. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around 8 below.
Highs in the lower 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as cool. Mostly clear. Lows around 10. Highs in
the mid 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 17.
Highs in the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance of
snow. Lows around 18. Highs in the upper 30s.

$$

NEZ209-181215-
Loup Rivers Basin-
151 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....26-31.
Max humidity........83 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south 10
                    to 20 mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    after midnight.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....51-56.
Min humidity........36 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 10 to 20 mph shifting to the west 5
                    to 10 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-700 ft AGL until 1200, then 500-2900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 mph becoming west around 10
                    mph in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Chance of snow after midnight. Slight chance of
                    freezing rain after midnight. Slight chance of
                    snow early in the morning.
Min temperature.....12-17.
Max humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 20 to 25 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow.
Max temperature.....16-21.
Min humidity........57 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......2200-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Lows
around 1. Highs around 14. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 3 below. Highs in the mid
20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as cool. Mostly clear. Lows around 9. Highs in
the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 18.
Highs around 40.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows around
20. Highs around 40.

$$

NEZ210-181215-
Frenchman Basin-
1251 PM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....25-30.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........27 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 5 to 10 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....13-18.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....19-24.
Min humidity........56 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......2000-2700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows
around 2. Highs around 15. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cold. Partly cloudy. Lows near zero. Highs in
the mid 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 9. Highs in the mid 30s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the lower 40s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain. Lows in the
lower 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.

$$

NEZ219-181215-
Loess Plains-
151 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....25-30.
Max humidity........84 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....55-60.
Min humidity........37 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-1400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....16-21.
Max humidity........78 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-1900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 15 mph increasing to around 25
                    mph after midnight.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....21-26.
Min humidity........53 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1800-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows
around 4. Highs around 16. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 1. Highs in the mid 20s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 9. Highs in the mid 30s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower 40s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain. Lows in the
lower 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.

$$



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