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
438 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...

OVER THE NEXT 3 DAYS...EXTREME TO NEAR CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. FOR THIS AFTERNOON...DRIER
AIR WILL PUSH INTO THE EASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE AND WESTERN
SANDHILLS BEHIND AN EXITING TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DIP TO AROUND 20 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON
IN THE EASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON...NEAR CRITICAL
FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED AS MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP
TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT. WESTERLY WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED
AS WELL. ON FRIDAY...EXTREME FIRE DANGER IS POSSIBLE OVER
SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA AS MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DROP DOWN TO
15 TO 20 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS HOWEVER...WILL
BE FAIRLY LIGHT.


NEZ204-241030-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
338 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-6400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4700-10600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO WEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-36.
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-9200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-6500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 15
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-7900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8100-9900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO WEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50.

$$

NEZ210-241030-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
438 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-7700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7500-14700
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.
MAX HUMIDITY........67 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10
                    TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5600-9300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 700-6200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-8500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8500-9200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN
THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

NEZ206-241030-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
438 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-3900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3100-10700
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3500-10200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 500-6800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-8900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8900-10300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$

NEZ208-241030-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
338 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST
                    10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2500-8600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1400-7100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-2600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 67.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-9600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9100-11200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO WEST
                    AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. EAST WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50.

$$

NEZ219-241030-
LOESS PLAINS-
438 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 10 TO
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3800-14500
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 15 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MAX HUMIDITY........67 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................4 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5300-10100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 800-7000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-8900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8700-9500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.


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

$$

NEZ209-241030-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
438 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2900-10000
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-45.
MAX HUMIDITY........71 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................4 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-9900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 800-4400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 25 TO 30 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-9300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9300-10700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. EAST
WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$

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