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
452 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL SWEEP THROUGH WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. HUMIDITY NEAR
20 PERCENT WILL PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE
SANDHILLS...NIOBRARA VALLEY AND LOUP RIVER BASINS. ELSEWHERE
WEAKER WINDS AND HUMIDITY NEAR 20 PERCENT WILL CAUSE ELEVATED FIRE
DANGER.

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER CONTINUES MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CRITICAL FIRE DANGER DEVELOPING TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY. TUESDAY WOULD HAVE THE LOWEST HUMIDITY WHILE WEDNESDAY
SHOWS STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING AS A PACIFIC COLD FRONT BLASTS THE
FORECAST AREA. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF DRY LIGHTNING MAY
DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE LOUP RIVER BASINS.

RAINFALL DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS MAY TOTAL 1/4 FROM A STORM SYSTEM
AFFECTING WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
THE BEST CHANCE FOR THIS RAIN APPEARS TO BE ACROSS WESTERN AND
SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA.

NEZ204-300045-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
352 AM MDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10
                    TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-4900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4700-6400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 20
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.
MAX HUMIDITY........65 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-6400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7200-9300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS AROUND 30.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS
AROUND 60.

$$

NEZ210-300045-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
452 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 65.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-4700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4900-6200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTH AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.
MAX HUMIDITY........66 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-4700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4200-9800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

NEZ206-300045-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
452 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10
                    TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5000-6500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 20
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.
MAX HUMIDITY........69 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-5700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4400-9500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 60S.

$$

NEZ208-300045-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
352 AM MDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-5200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5200-7100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-39.
MAX HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-6000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7500-9900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. 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 MID 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S.

$$

NEZ219-300045-
LOESS PLAINS-
452 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-4900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5100-6100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTH AROUND
                    20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.
MAX HUMIDITY........68 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4300-10100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND
80. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN
THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.SATURDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 60S.

$$

NEZ209-300045-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
452 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4900-6800 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 75.
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-4800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5000-10400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. 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.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$








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