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
351 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...

CRITICAL OR NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
FROM THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE INTO SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA INTO THE
EARLY EVENING HOURS. DRY FUELS AND BREEZY NORTHWEST TO WESTERLY
WINDS...GUSTING TO 25-30 MPH WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT 15 TO 25
PERCENT WILL KEEP FIRE DANGER HIGH. WINDS WILL DIMINISH AND
TEMPERATURES WILL COOL NEAR SUNSET TO ALLOW IMPROVING CONDITIONS.
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN A CONCERN OVER THE NEXT WEEK
AS PERIODIC WARM AND WINDY DAYS ARE FORECAST.

NEZ204-251215-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
251 PM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                    LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....29-34.
MAX HUMIDITY........86 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-10200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 600-3700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-5800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4900-8500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 26.
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-7300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 400-900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR SNOW SHOWERS
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.
MIN HUMIDITY........33 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.......300-5600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4500-8300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 60S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

NEZ210-251215-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
351 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-1200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-6000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 6700-9400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 26.
MAX HUMIDITY........72 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-7700 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 54.
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.......200-6300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7800-9100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.

$$

NEZ206-251215-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
351 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-35.
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 400-2600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-4900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4300-6900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.
MAX HUMIDITY........81 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
                    THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
                    THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.
MIN HUMIDITY........33 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.......300-5100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3300-8000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 60. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

NEZ208-251215-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
251 PM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                    LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....29-34.
MAX HUMIDITY........90 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 5 TO
                    15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-3000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-5500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.
MAX HUMIDITY........83 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
                    THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
                    THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 45.
MIN HUMIDITY........36 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.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4700-7200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

NEZ219-251215-
LOESS PLAINS-
351 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 35.
MAX HUMIDITY........76 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-1000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 55.
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5800-8400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.
MAX HUMIDITY........72 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-6600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
                    THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
                    THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 52.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 6500-9300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.

$$

NEZ209-251215-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
351 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-36.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-1400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 53.
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-4200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3800-6100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.
MAX HUMIDITY........81 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
                    THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
                    THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
MIN HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-6100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3900-7500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

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