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
615 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...

WINTER CONDITIONS CONTINUE THROUGH MID WEEK. ACCUMULATING SNOW IS
EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...
OTHERWISE A WARMING TREND WITH TEMPERATURES RISING INTO THE 50S
TO END THE WEEK.

NEZ204-030015-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
515 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN
                    THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-2900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF DRIZZLE AND FREEZING RAIN
                    LIKELY IN THE EVENING. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE
                    NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-20.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 10
                    TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-2600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    MORNING. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....17-22.
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-5300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
1 BELOW. HIGHS AROUND 17. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 3. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 40S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S.

$$

NEZ210-030015-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
615 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
                    EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 41.
MIN HUMIDITY........48 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-3200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF DRIZZLE IN THE LATE
                    EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....23-28.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-2300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLURRIES.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....25-30.
MIN HUMIDITY........52 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-3700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3700-4800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTH AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 5. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 9. HIGHS IN
THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S.

$$

NEZ206-030015-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
615 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN
                    THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 40.
MIN HUMIDITY........43 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO
                    25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 2600-3900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF DRIZZLE IN THE EVENING.
                    CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
                    CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....18-23.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST 5 TO 10
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-3200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
                    10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    MORNING. SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MIN HUMIDITY........58 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3600-4500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 2.
HIGHS AROUND 18. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 5. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S.

$$

NEZ208-030015-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
515 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE
                    IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 42.
MIN HUMIDITY........39 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO
                    25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 2500-4600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF DRIZZLE AND FREEZING RAIN OR
                    SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW OR
                    FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....17-22.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 5
                    TO 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-3800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    MORNING. SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....18-23.
MIN HUMIDITY........66 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3800-4700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 1. HIGHS AROUND 15.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 2. HIGHS
AROUND 40. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.

$$

NEZ219-030015-
LOESS PLAINS-
615 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN
                    THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 41.
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 15
                    TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF DRIZZLE AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW OR FREEZING
                    RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 27.
MAX HUMIDITY........90 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-2400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLURRIES.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....27-32.
MIN HUMIDITY........50 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3400-4500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 6. HIGHS
IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 8. HIGHS IN
THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S.

$$

NEZ209-030015-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
615 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN
                    THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 40.
MIN HUMIDITY........41 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-3300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 2800-4300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF DRIZZLE IN THE
                    EVENING. CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN THROUGH THE
                    NIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 24.
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    MORNING. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....24-29.
MIN HUMIDITY........55 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3400-4400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 4.
HIGHS AROUND 19. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.THURSDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 4. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S.

$$








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