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
454 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.DISCUSSION...

DRY AND WARMING THE REST OF THE WORK WEEK...THANKS TO A RIDGE
ACROSS THE ROCKIES THAT EXPANDS OVER THE PLAINS. RECENT RAINFALL
AND WARMTH HAS HELPED WITH GREEN UP. ALSO HIGH SOIL MOISTURE WILL
AID IN KEEPING RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FROM FALLING BELOW 20
PERCENT EVEN WITH TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE 70S AND LOWER
80S. RAIN CHANCES RETURN FOR THE WEEKEND.

NEZ204-040030-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
354 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4800-6800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTH
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-6300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 74.
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-6000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7000-8700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

NEZ206-040030-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-
454 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 67.
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-4800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4900-6700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 41.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-6300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-5400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5300-8200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...NOT AS WARM. PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

NEZ208-040030-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL
FOREST-
454 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.
MIN HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4800-6300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 42.
MAX HUMIDITY........89 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....69-74.
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4400-7500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

NEZ209-040030-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
454 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 67.
MIN HUMIDITY........36 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5700-6700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 42.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-6100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
MIN HUMIDITY........29 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4700-6500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. EAST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

$$

NEZ210-040030-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
354 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5400-7000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 41.
MAX HUMIDITY........90 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-6400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 75.
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-5600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 6600-8500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. EAST WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

NEZ219-040030-
LOESS PLAINS-
454 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.
MIN HUMIDITY........35 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5800-6900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 42.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-6300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 74.
MIN HUMIDITY........29 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-4800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5500-7600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. EAST WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

$$



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