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
343 PM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Fire weather concerns will be minimal over the next 24 to 36 hours
as low level moisture works north into the area. There will be a
slight chance for thunderstorms Sunday night across the forecast
area. At this time, dry lightning is not expected. Conditions will
dry out Monday into Tuesday and minimum relative humidity may
bottom out in the 15 to 20 percent range Monday and Tuesday
afternoon, particularly over southwestern Nebraska.

NEZ204-191215-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
243 PM MST Sat Feb 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........94 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-2800 ft AGL until 2400, then 700-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....64-69.
Min humidity........26 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......700-1900 ft AGL until 1200, then 1800-8200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of
                    showers after midnight.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........90 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest 5
                    to 10 mph after midnight.
LAL.................3 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-3000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph shifting to the west after
                    midnight.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning.
Max temperature.....56-61.
Min humidity........22 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......900-4300 ft AGL until 1200, then 3300-6200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with showers and snow showers
likely. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast winds
5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. Lows
around 20. Highs in the lower 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ206-191215-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
343 PM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog late in the night.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-1400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....64-69.
Min humidity........30 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......600-1500 ft AGL until 1200, then 1600-5400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the
                    evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
                    late evening and overnight. Chance of showers
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....41-46.
Max humidity........96 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................2 increasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......800-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........25 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......1200-4000 ft AGL until 1200, then 2800-6700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers and snow showers
likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow showers and showers
likely. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the upper
30s.

$$

NEZ208-191215-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
343 PM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........95 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-1000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....65-70.
Min humidity........32 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......600-1600 ft AGL until 1200, then 1700-5600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 15 to 20 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight
                    chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....43-48.
Max humidity........96 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......800-1900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Chance of showers in the morning.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........27 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......900-3300 ft AGL until 1200, then 2600-6100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with showers and snow showers
likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow showers and showers
likely. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ209-191215-
Loup Rivers Basin-
343 PM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Patchy fog late in the night.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-1000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
Max temperature.....Around 65.
Min humidity........44 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......600-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....46-51.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1000-1900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 20 to 25 mph.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest
                    10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1000-5600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 15 mph shifting to the northwest in
                    the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and chance of
snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.
Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow showers and showers
likely. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the upper
30s.

$$

NEZ210-191215-
Frenchman Basin-
243 PM MST Sat Feb 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog late in the night.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-3100 ft AGL until 2400, then 700-800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
Max temperature.....66-71.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......700-1900 ft AGL until 1200, then 1900-8600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    in the evening. Slight chance of showers
                    through the night.
Min temperature.....39-44.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................2 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1300-5200 ft AGL until 2400, then 1400-2500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph decreasing to around 15 mph
                    after midnight.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 63.
Min humidity........20 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......2200-4700 ft AGL until 1200, then 4800-6400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Showers likely. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Showers and snow showers likely.
Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around 40.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower
40s.

$$

NEZ219-191215-
Loess Plains-
343 PM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
Max temperature.....Around 68.
Min humidity........39 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......700-3200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph increasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    until early morning. Slight chance of showers
                    through the night.
Min temperature.....41-46.
Max humidity........96 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................3 decreasing to 2 after midnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1200-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph decreasing to around 15 mph
                    after midnight.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 64.
Min humidity........23 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......2100-6200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around
70. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Showers and snow showers likely.
Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the lower
40s.

$$



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