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
335 PM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Heat continues over western Nebraska through Thursday and then a cold front
moves south across western Nebraska Thursday evening with thunderstorms mainly
south and temperatures falling into the 70s and 80s on Friday.

NEZ204-211230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
235 PM MDT Tue Jun 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    late in the night.
Min temperature.....59-64.
Max humidity........88 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 2 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-9800 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....90-95.
Min humidity........20 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......100-8000 ft AGL until 1300, then 5500-11600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....58-63.
Max humidity........87 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 2 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-8500 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....80-85.
Min humidity........34 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-4100 ft AGL until 1300, then 3600-7000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.
Highs around 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

NEZ206-211230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
335 PM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    late in the night.
Min temperature.....Around 64.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 2 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-10100 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....92-97.
Min humidity........24 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.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-7800 ft AGL until 1300, then 5600-12800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph shifting to the northwest
                    in the afternoon.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....60-65.
Max humidity........90 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east
                    after midnight.
LAL.................1 increasing to 2 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-8500 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....81-86.
Min humidity........37 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-4200 ft AGL until 1300, then 3300-5500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows around 50.
Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

NEZ208-211230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
335 PM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    late in the night.
Min temperature.....61-66.
Max humidity........83 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-9900 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    early in the morning. Slight chance of
                    thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 92.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................2.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......300-4400 ft AGL until 1300, then 3800-8400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....60-65.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast around 5 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-8900 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    through the day.
Max temperature.....Around 79.
Min humidity........37 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................3 decreasing to 2 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......300-3500 ft AGL until 1300, then 1300-6900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows around 50.
Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

NEZ209-211230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
335 PM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....62-67.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-9700 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    through the day.
Max temperature.....93-98.
Min humidity........31 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west in the
                    afternoon.
LAL.................2 increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-4300 ft AGL until 1300, then 3600-12300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 mph shifting to the west in
                    the afternoon.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 65.
Max humidity........93 percent.
20-foot winds.......North around 5 mph shifting to the southeast up
                    to 5 mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-5600 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    through the day.
Max temperature.....82-87.
Min humidity........42 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................2 increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-6100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the lower
50s. Highs around 70. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

NEZ210-211230-
Frenchman Basin-
235 PM MDT Tue Jun 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 63.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-10000 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    late in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....96-101.
Min humidity........19 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......100-9300 ft AGL until 1300, then 10300-16500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph increasing to around 15
                    mph in the afternoon.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 65.
Max humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south
                    after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-10000 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....89-94.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10
                    to 15 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......100-5600 ft AGL until 1300, then 4000-7400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 5 mph increasing to northeast
                    around 15 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the lower
50s. Highs around 70. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows around
50. Highs in the upper 70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s.

$$

NEZ219-211230-
Loess Plains-
335 PM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 65.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-3500 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 99.
Min humidity........22 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1 increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......100-6700 ft AGL until 1300, then 6300-15800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph shifting to the west in
                    the afternoon.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 66.
Max humidity........83 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south after
                    midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-13100 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph shifting to the
                    southwest after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....89-94.
Min humidity........33 percent.
20-foot winds.......South around 5 mph shifting to the northeast in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-5800 ft AGL until 1300, then 3500-11700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 mph increasing to northeast
                    around 15 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms.
Lows around 60. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$



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