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
323 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY...TONIGHT AND
MONDAY ACROSS WEST CENTRAL NEBRASKA. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS OUT
FOR MUCH OF THE SANDHILLS REGION THIS AFTERNOON...AS WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO
DIMINISH OVERNIGHT AS THE ATMOSPHERE TRIES TO DECOUPLE...BUT
INCREASE ONCE AGAIN MONDAY AS THE ATMOSPHERE MIXES. PEAK GUST
POTENTIAL ON MONDAY WILL BE AT 30 MPH OR LESS. NO ADDITIONAL WIND
HEADLINES ARE ANTICIPATED.

TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO SLOWLY MODERATE THROUGH MID-
WEEK...BUT GIVEN THE SNOWPACK AND SUFFICIENT LOWER TROPOSPHERIC
MOISTURE...THE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE FIRE GROWTH WILL REMAIN LOW.

NEZ204-081215-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
223 PM MST SUN FEB 7 2016

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....17-22.
MAX HUMIDITY........78 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH DECREASING TO 15
                    TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4900-6200 FT AGL UNTIL 1800...THEN 2700-6500 FT
                    AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 2200-2900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 60 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 50
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....33-38.
MIN HUMIDITY........48 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-2900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 35 TO 40 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-2900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
MIN HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-2900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 35 TO 40 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.

$$

NEZ206-081215-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-
323 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.
MAX HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH DECREASING TO 15
                    TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-6400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 65 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 55
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-3200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 40 TO 45 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
MIN HUMIDITY........63 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-3300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH BECOMING NORTH AROUND
                    30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.

$$

NEZ208-081215-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL
FOREST-
323 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL
                    EARLY MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MAX HUMIDITY........76 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH DECREASING TO 20
                    TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2900-6300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 55 TO 60 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.
MIN HUMIDITY........51 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2600-4100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 40 TO 45 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
MIN HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-2900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTH AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 30S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S.

$$

NEZ209-081215-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
323 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MAX HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH DECREASING TO 20
                    TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-6400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 60 TO 65 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.
MIN HUMIDITY........53 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2800-4000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 45 TO 50 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 22.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-3000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
MIN HUMIDITY........64 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-3000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
19. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S.

$$

NEZ210-081215-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
223 PM MST SUN FEB 7 2016

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-5600 FT AGL UNTIL 2400...THEN 2300-3600 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 55 TO 60 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 50
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....34-39.
MIN HUMIDITY........46 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 40 TO 45 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-3000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MIN HUMIDITY........56 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 30
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S.

$$

NEZ219-081215-
LOESS PLAINS-
323 PM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.
MAX HUMIDITY........78 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-6300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 60 TO 65 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 55
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 35.
MIN HUMIDITY........47 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 40 TO 45 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 21.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 42.
MIN HUMIDITY........63 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 35 TO 40 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S.

$$


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