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
455 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...

THE THREAT OF EXTREME FIRE GROWTH TO REMAIN LOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE
FORECAST AREA AS SNOW COVER...COOL TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE ARE FORECAST INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. A STRONG STORM
SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE REGION MONDAY INTO TUESDAY...BRINGING CHANCES
FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW AS STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS
PERSIST. ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SNOW RETURNS CHRISTMAS DAY.

NEZ204-220015-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
355 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 44.
MIN HUMIDITY........57 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
                    LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN
                    OR FREEZING RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
MAX HUMIDITY........97 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE
                    MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW THROUGH THE
                    DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
MIN HUMIDITY........71 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID
20S. HIGHS AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 20.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN
THE MID 20S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS AROUND 30.

$$

NEZ210-220015-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
455 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.
MIN HUMIDITY........47 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-1700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
                    EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN
                    EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 29.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
                    IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....37-42.
MIN HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-4700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 40
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS AROUND 40. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 17.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.

$$

NEZ206-220015-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
455 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MIN HUMIDITY........55 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN
                    THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR FREEZING
                    RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-33.
MAX HUMIDITY........97 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
                    OR SNOW IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
                    THROUGH THE DAY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....34-39.
MIN HUMIDITY........73 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 35 TO 40 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN THE
MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS IN
THE MID 20S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
30S.

$$

NEZ208-220015-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
355 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MIN HUMIDITY........58 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN OR
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 32.
MAX HUMIDITY........97 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN OR SNOW
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....33-38.
MIN HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-3300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS
AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 20.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 15.
HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
20S.

$$

NEZ219-220015-
LOESS PLAINS-
455 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
MIN HUMIDITY........47 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-1500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
                    EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN
                    EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
                    IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
                    THROUGH THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
MIN HUMIDITY........56 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200...THEN 3200-5200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 40
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS
AROUND 18. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S.

$$

NEZ209-220015-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
455 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE
                    EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    FREEZING RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 32.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR
                    FREEZING RAIN OR SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
MIN HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...BREEZY. CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN
THE MID 20S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
30S.

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