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
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Heavy Snow across the Sandhills Today and Friday will produce
around 1 inch of liquid water equivalent. 1/2 inch or less water
is expected along and south of Interstate 80.

Cool weather will continue across Western and North Central
Nebraska for the next 7 days. Opportunities for fire development
will be limited by minimum afternoon humidity near or above 40
percent in most areas.

NEZ204-240015-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
326 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Snow.
Max temperature.....28-33.
Min humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1800-3300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow through the night.
                    Snow in the evening. Snow likely after
                    midnight, then chance of snow early in the
                    morning.
Min temperature.....17-22.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......2200-3400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow in the
                    morning. Snow likely in the morning, then
                    slight chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....22-27.
Min humidity........70 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1800-4000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 7. Highs around 30. West
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 10. Highs around 30. West
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 10. Highs in the upper 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 30s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the upper
30s.

$$

NEZ206-240015-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow through the day.
                    Chance of snow early in the morning. Snow in
                    the late morning and afternoon.
Max temperature.....29-34.
Min humidity........81 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1700-3100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 25 to 30 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow until early
                    morning. Areas of blowing snow early in the
                    morning. Snow in the evening. Snow likely after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....18-23.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......2000-3300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow early in the
                    morning. Areas of blowing snow late in the
                    morning. Snow likely in the morning. Slight
                    chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....22-27.
Min humidity........67 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1800-3000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 10. Highs in the lower
30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 13. Highs in the lower 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 13. Highs in the lower 40s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows in the
lower 20s. Highs around 40.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the upper
30s.

$$

NEZ208-240015-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Snow.
Max temperature.....30-35.
Min humidity........79 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1700-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph increasing to around 30
                    mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow in the evening.
                    Areas of blowing snow after midnight. Snow
                    through the night.
Min temperature.....20-25.
Max humidity........93 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1900-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of blowing snow in the
                    morning. Snow likely in the morning, then
                    slight chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 26.
Min humidity........66 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1700-2900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 10. Highs around 30.
Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 13. Highs in the lower 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the upper 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows in the lower 20s.
Highs in the upper 30s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the upper
30s.

$$

NEZ209-240015-
Loup Rivers Basin-
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning. Snow and
                    rain in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow late
                    in the morning. Patchy blowing snow late in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....32-37.
Min humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1600-2900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 20 to 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow in the evening.
                    Areas of blowing snow after midnight. Snow
                    until early morning. Snow likely early in the
                    morning.
Min temperature.....22-27.
Max humidity........91 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......2300-3100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of blowing snow through
                    the day. Snow in the morning. Chance of snow in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 26.
Min humidity........68 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......1800-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 30 to 35 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 13. Highs in the lower
30s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs around 40. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the lower 40s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs around 40.

$$

NEZ210-240015-
Frenchman Basin-
326 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow and rain
                    in the morning, then snow with rain likely in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....33-38.
Min humidity........72 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1700-3400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East 20 to 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow through the night.
                    Snow likely in the evening. Chance of snow
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 22.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......2900-3800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning, then
                    slight chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 27.
Min humidity........63 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......2600-5900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 20 to 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 12. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 40s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the lower
40s.

$$

NEZ219-240015-
Loess Plains-
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance
                    of rain in the morning, then rain and snow in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....36-41.
Min humidity........71 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1600-3100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain early in the evening. Snow in the
                    evening. Snow likely after midnight. Patchy
                    blowing snow in the late evening and overnight.
Min temperature.....Around 23.
Max humidity........88 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......2700-3500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the morning, then
                    chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....25-30.
Min humidity........60 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......2500-5700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 13. Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the upper 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the upper 40s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows in
the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the mid 40s.

$$


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