Suppression Forecast
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Spot Forecast for Niobara Bluffs - West Unit...Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
National Weather Service North Platte NE
937 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1400 CST on February 22.
If conditions become unrepresentative, contact the National
Weather Service.

Please contact the NWS North Platte office at (308) 532-0921
(or 1-800-603-3562), if you have questions or concerns with
this forecast.

.DISCUSSION...
Fair weather conditions and northwest winds are expected today in
the wake of a cool front. The winds will be strongest during the
early afternoon, generally noon to 3 PM CST.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 62.
Min humidity........27 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northwest winds 6 to 14 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northwest winds 6 to 14 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    in the late morning and afternoon.
Mixing height.......300-2000 ft AGL until 1100, then 3300-5100 ft
                    AGL until 1400, then 5100-6100 ft AGL until
                    1700, then 4100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 8 to 14 mph increasing to northwest 17 to
                    25 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
Haines Index........4 to 6 low to high.

TIME (CST)      2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........29  30  31  33
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1
Temp............62  61  60  58
RH..............27  27  28  30
20 FT wind dir..NW  NW  NW  NW
20 FT wind spd..10  10  9   7
20 FT wind gust.25  20  20  15
Eye lvl wnd dir.NW  NW  NW  NW
Eye lvl wnd spd.8   7   7   5
Eye lvl wnd gst.25  20  20  15
Mix hgt (kft)...5.6 6.1 5.1 4.1
Transp wind dir.NW  NW  NW  NW
Transp wind spd.23  21  20  17
Haines index....4   4   4   4

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of rain after midnight. Chance of
                    rain after midnight. Chance of snow early in
                    the morning.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Min temperature.....Around 32.
Max humidity........88 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northeast winds 6 to 9 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northeast winds 6 to 9 mph.
Mixing height.......1800-3200 ft AGL until 2100, then 1100-2300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 15 to 20 mph.
Haines Index........2 to 4 very low to low.

TIME (CST)      6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Sky (%).........34  42  50  58  66  74  82  85  89  92  94  95
Weather cov.....                            SCH CHC CHC CHC CHC
Weather type....                            RN  RN  RS  RS  SN
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............55  52  48  44  42  40  39  38  37  36  35  34
RH..............35  39  47  55  60  67  70  73  72  75  78  82
20 FT wind dir..NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE
20 FT wind spd..5   5   5   5   5   6   6   6   6   6   6   7
20 FT wind gust.10              10  10  15  15  15  10  15  15
Eye lvl wnd dir.NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE
Eye lvl wnd spd.4   4   4   4   4   4   5   5   5   4   5   5
Eye lvl wnd gst.10              10  10  15  15  15  10  15  15
Mix hgt (kft)...3.2 2.5 1.8 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.3
Transp wind dir.NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE  NE
Transp wind spd.16  15  15  15  15  16  17  17  18  18  18  20
Haines index....4   4   3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3   2

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 32.
Min humidity........75 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northeast winds 9 to 16 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northeast winds 9 to 16 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph.
Mixing height.......1800-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 20 to 26 mph decreasing to around 20
                    mph late in the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 very low.

TIME (CST)      6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........97  98  98  99  99  98  98  98  98  99  99  99
Weather cov.....DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF
Weather type....SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............33  32  32  32  32  32  32  32  32  32  31  31
RH..............85  88  85  85  85  88  88  88  88  88  92  88
20 FT wind dir..NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
20 FT wind spd..7   8   8   9   10  10  11  12  13  13  12  10
20 FT wind gust.15  15  20  20  25  25  25  30  30  30  30  25
Eye lvl wnd dir.NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
Eye lvl wnd spd.5   6   6   7   7   8   8   9   10  10  9   8
Eye lvl wnd gst.15  15  20  20  25  25  25  30  30  30  30  25
Mix hgt (kft)...2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8
Transp wind dir.NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  E   NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
Transp wind spd.20  20  21  22  23  24  26  30  32  32  26  20
Haines index....2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2

$$
Forecaster...Power/Snively
Requested by...Kelly Corman
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1702622.0/LBF
.EMAIL kelly.corman@nebraska.gov



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