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
338 PM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016

.DISCUSSION...

DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH MONDAY.
HAVE HELD OFF ON ISSUING ANY FIRE WEATHER HEADLINES FOR NOW AS
CONFIDENCE IN REACHING FIRE WEATHER WATCH CRITERIA IS LOW FOR THIS
ISSUANCE. THE MAIN ZONE OF CONCERN WOULD BE ACROSS ZONE 204 WHERE
RH VALUES WILL DROP OFF THE GREATEST IN THE AFTERNOON. WHILE RH
VALUES ARE SUPPOSED TO DROP INTO THE MID TEENS MONDAY AFTERNOON,
RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 15 PERCENT. IN ADDITION,
WIND GUSTS ACROSS THIS ZONE WILL ONLY BE AROUND 20 TO 25 MPH IN
THE AFTERNOON.

HIGHER RH VALUES RETURN TO THE REGION ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
WITH FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS DIMINISHING.

NEZ204-221230-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
238 PM MDT SUN AUG 21 2016

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........86 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....92-97.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5000-14600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-63.
MAX HUMIDITY........90 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-13000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....84-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 10 TO 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3600-12900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN
THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.

$$

NEZ206-221230-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-
338 PM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....59-64.
MAX HUMIDITY........81 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-8300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....90-95.
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3200-9100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 30 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....62-67.
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-6200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....86-91.
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5 TO 10
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3300-12200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S.

$$

NEZ208-221230-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL
FOREST-
338 PM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
MAX HUMIDITY........78 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....92-97.
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2900-11700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20 TO 25 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-6200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-90.
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-4100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3800-9800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.

$$

NEZ209-221230-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
338 PM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....60-65.
MAX HUMIDITY........76 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-7500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....88-93.
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2800-6600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 30 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-5700 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-90.
MIN HUMIDITY........43 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3300-8300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S.

$$

NEZ210-221230-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
238 PM MDT SUN AUG 21 2016

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-63.
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-8900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 93.
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5200-8300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....60-65.
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-7600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 10 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 92.
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5600-13100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.

$$

NEZ219-221230-
LOESS PLAINS-
338 PM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.
MAX HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-7500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 91.
MIN HUMIDITY........29 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4200-8000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 30 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 66.
MAX HUMIDITY........86 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-7600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 10 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 91.
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3400-11900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS AROUND 80. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.

$$



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