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
424 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Winter storm will affect western Nebraska tonight into Saturday night.
All of western Nebraska will see some snow accumulations but the
heaviest snow will fall along a line from Imperial to O`Neill.


NEZ204-240015-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
324 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....24-29.
Min humidity........63 percent.
20-foot winds.......North up to 5 mph shifting to the east in the
                    afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-3100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph shifting to the east in
                    the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow in the
                    evening. Slight chance of freezing drizzle
                    through the night. Snow likely after midnight.
Min temperature.....10-15.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......800-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny. Snow
                    likely and slight chance of freezing rain in
                    the morning. Patchy blowing snow in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....27-32.
Min humidity........51 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest up to 5 mph increasing to northwest
                    10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......700-3200 ft AGL until 1200, then 3100-5900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph increasing to northwest
                    around 25 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 12. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the lower 40s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the upper 30s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing drizzle and
snow. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs around 40.

$$

NEZ206-240015-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
424 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....25-30.
Min humidity........64 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest up to 5 mph shifting to the northeast
                    around 5 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    northeast in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle through the night. Snow after midnight.
Min temperature.....10-15.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......800-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Snow in the morning, then slight
                    chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....27-32.
Min humidity........65 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast up to 5 mph shifting to the northwest
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1100-4400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 mph increasing to west
                    around 20 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 13. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 15. Highs in the upper 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the upper 30s.
North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of freezing drizzle and slight
chance of snow. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 15.
Highs in the upper 30s.

$$

NEZ208-240015-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
424 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 25.
Min humidity........71 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph becoming north around 5
                    mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely after midnight.
Min temperature.....6-11.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-1500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy then becoming partly sunny. Snow in the
                    morning, then chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....25-30.
Min humidity........72 percent.
20-foot winds.......East around 5 mph shifting to the northwest in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1400-3900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 mph shifting to the west in
                    the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 13. Highs in the lower 30s.
West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 16. Highs in the upper 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the mid 30s.
North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing drizzle and
snow. Lows around 14. Highs in the lower 30s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of drizzle, snow and
freezing drizzle. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ209-240015-
Loup Rivers Basin-
424 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....26-31.
Min humidity........68 percent.
20-foot winds.......North around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-2100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely and slight chance of
                    freezing drizzle after midnight.
Min temperature.....10-15.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......900-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy then becoming partly sunny. Snow in the
                    morning, then chance of snow in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 26.
Min humidity........75 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast around 5 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1300-3700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 5 mph shifting to the west in the
                    afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 12. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 14. Highs in the upper 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the mid 30s.
North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow and freezing
drizzle. Lows around 15. Highs in the lower 30s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of drizzle, snow and
freezing drizzle. Lows around 16. Highs in the mid 30s.

$$

NEZ210-240015-
Frenchman Basin-
324 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
Max temperature.....Around 30.
Min humidity........68 percent.
20-foot winds.......North up to 5 mph shifting to the east in the
                    afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 5 mph shifting to the east in the
                    afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of freezing drizzle and
                    slight chance of snow in the evening, then snow
                    and slight chance of freezing drizzle after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 15.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1000-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny. Snow
                    and slight chance of freezing rain in the
                    morning. Patchy blowing snow late in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....29-34.
Min humidity........53 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest 10
                    to 15 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......1100-3300 ft AGL until 1200, then 1800-6600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 mph increasing to northwest
                    around 25 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 12. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 11. Highs around 40. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 14. Highs in the upper 30s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow, chance of
freezing drizzle and slight chance of drizzle. Lows around 14.
Highs in the mid 30s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the upper
30s.

$$

NEZ219-240015-
Loess Plains-
424 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
Max temperature.....29-34.
Min humidity........62 percent.
20-foot winds.......North around 5 mph shifting to the northeast in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 5 mph shifting to the east in the
                    afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing
                    drizzle through the night. Snow after midnight.
Min temperature.....14-19.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy then becoming partly sunny. Snow in the
                    morning, then slight chance of snow in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 30.
Min humidity........65 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast around 5 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1100-2100 ft AGL until 1200, then 1400-4200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 5 mph increasing to west around 15
                    mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 12. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 11. Highs in the lower 40s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 17. Highs in the upper 30s.
North winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing drizzle and
snow. Lows around 16. Highs in the mid 30s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the upper
30s.

$$



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