Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
430 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
LESS THAN 1/4 OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 7
DAYS AND THIS RAINFALL IS MOST LIKELY ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA
THURSDAY.

WIND GUSTS OVER 25 MPH AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY BELOW 15 PERCENT
IS LIKELY ACROSS THE EASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON
SUPPORTING A RED FLAG WARNING FOR THAT ONE ZONE. HUMIDITY IS LOW
ACROSS THE FRENCHMAN BASIN ALSO BUT THE WIND CRITERIA IS ABSENT.
THUS RED FLAG CONDITIONS WOULD MORE LIKELY AFFECT THE NORTHERN
HALF OF THE EASTERN PANHANDLE WITH MARGINAL BUT ELEVATED FIRE
DANGER FARTHER SOUTH.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA TONIGHT. THE FRONT WILL BE CAPABLE OF ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY WINDS AND DRY LIGHTNING TONIGHT.

STRONG PACIFIC COLD FRONTS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TONIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY. VERY DRY AIR WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY PRESENTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CRITICAL FIRE
DANGER WHENEVER WINDS INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH.

NEZ204-290015-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
330 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 79.
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3200-10700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO WEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 42.
MAX HUMIDITY........66 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10
                    TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-10500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-1800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-4700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4500-6500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 20
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

NEZ210-290015-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
430 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3000-11100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY
                    MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........61 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 2 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-11400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-1700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-4200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4600-6300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTH AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.

$$

NEZ206-290015-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
430 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH 10 TO
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2500-9900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 44.
MAX HUMIDITY........69 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-1900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-5200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4900-6100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.

$$

NEZ208-290015-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
330 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72.
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2300-10200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 45.
MAX HUMIDITY........72 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 15
                    TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-9000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-2500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5600-6700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND
70. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S.

$$

NEZ219-290015-
LOESS PLAINS-
430 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 10 TO
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 2900-8100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 46.
MAX HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-7300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-1700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 66.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4800-5900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTH AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

NEZ209-290015-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
430 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 10 TO
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 1800-4700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN
                    THE EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE LATE
                    EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 44.
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 10 TO
                    15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................3 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-3800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 15 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5000-6400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.

$$







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