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
322 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

For tonight, thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, and isolated large
hail and damaging winds possible. For Friday, wetting rains are
forecast across the fire districts. Total rainfall amounts should
range from an inch to an inch and a half, with locally higher
amounts. This, along with seasonable temperatures, and continued
shower chances Sunday, then Tuesday through Thursday will minimize
the fire concerns.

NEZ204-241215-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
222 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms and
                    showers early in the evening, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely late in the evening. Rain
                    showers after midnight.
Min temperature.....37-42.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1600-4000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 30 mph increasing to north
                    around 40 mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Rain showers in the morning, then
                    chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....48-53.
Min humidity........42 percent.
20-foot winds.......Windy. North 20 to 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......2100-5600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 45 mph decreasing to around 35 mph
                    in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers early
                    in the evening. Chance of showers and slight
                    chance of snow showers late in the evening.
Min temperature.....24-29.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-4200 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........25 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-2300 ft AGL until 1300, then 2500-4200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

NEZ206-241215-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
322 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Thunderstorms and showers likely
                    in the evening, then rain showers and slight
                    chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....38-43.
Max humidity........96 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northeast 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                    north 15 to 25 mph after midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph increasing to around 35
                    mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........56 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1700-3200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 35 to 40 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
                    Chance of showers in the evening. Chance of
                    snow showers late in the evening.
Min temperature.....26-31.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 20 mph decreasing to around 10 mph
                    after midnight.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....55-60.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-3600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph shifting to the
                    southeast in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs around 60. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

NEZ208-241215-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
322 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Thunderstorms and showers likely
                    in the evening, then rain showers and slight
                    chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....38-43.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph
                    after midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-3900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 15 mph increasing to north
                    around 25 mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers in the morning,
                    then rain showers likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....45-50.
Min humidity........51 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1600-3100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
                    Chance of showers in the evening. Chance of
                    snow showers late in the evening.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....55-60.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......300-3600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast 5 to 10 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

NEZ209-241215-
Loup Rivers Basin-
322 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms early in
                    the evening, then thunderstorms and showers
                    likely late in the evening. Rain showers and
                    slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....41-46.
Max humidity........92 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 20
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-1400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph increasing to northeast
                    around 20 mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........66 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1400-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 30 to 35 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the evening,
                    then slight chance of showers and snow showers
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....30-35.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 20 to 25 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....52-57.
Min humidity........42 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-3900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

NEZ210-241215-
Frenchman Basin-
222 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms early in
                    the evening, then thunderstorms and showers
                    likely late in the evening. Rain showers and
                    slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....39-44.
Max humidity........89 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. East 5 to 10 mph increasing to
                    northeast 15 to 25 mph after midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph increasing to around 35
                    mph after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers.
Max temperature.....Around 44.
Min humidity........62 percent.
20-foot winds.......Windy. North 20 to 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1700-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 45 mph becoming north around
                    35 mph in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
                    Chance of showers in the evening. Chance of
                    snow showers late in the evening.
Min temperature.....Around 28.
Max humidity........96 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph decreasing to around 10 mph
                    after midnight.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 60.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest around 5 mph shifting to the south in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2400 ft AGL until 1300, then 2700-4100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph shifting to the
                    southeast in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs around 60. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

NEZ219-241215-
Loess Plains-
322 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Thunderstorms and showers likely
                    in the evening, then rain showers and slight
                    chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....42-47.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph shifting to the northeast
                    10 to 20 mph after midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-1500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph shifting to the east after
                    midnight.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers in the morning.
                    Isolated thunderstorms through the day. Showers
                    likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....45-50.
Min humidity........59 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North 15 to 25 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......900-3200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 35 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the
                    evening. Chance of snow showers late in the
                    evening.
Min temperature.....Around 31.
Max humidity........95 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......900-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph decreasing to around 20 mph
                    after midnight.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........33 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-2800 ft AGL until 1300, then 2900-4700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 5 to 10 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs around 60. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$


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