Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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Spot Forecast for Niobrara Bluffs, west unit...Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
National Weather Service North Platte NE
826 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 0800 CST on February 21.
If conditions become unrepresentative, contact the National
Weather Service.

Please contact the NWS North Platte office at (308) 532-0921
(or 1-800-603-3562), if you have questions or concerns with
this forecast.

.DISCUSSION...

...Updated for lower minimum relative humidity this afternoon...

Went ahead and lowered afternoon relative humidity slightly from
the previous forecast. This is based on better expected mixing
this afternoon. Please call us if you have any questions.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 75.
Min humidity........20 percent.
Eye level winds.....West winds 8 to 17 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......West winds 8 to 17 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    increasing to 30 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......100-1700 ft AGL until 1300, then 2600-4400 ft
                    AGL until 1700, then 1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 10 to 17 mph increasing to west 21 to
                    28 mph in the afternoon, then decreasing to
                    around 15 mph late in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 to 6 moderate to high.

TIME (CST)      8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........10  9   7   5   3   3   4   4   5   5
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............38  42  46  55  64  70  74  75  75  70
RH..............70  62  55  43  34  27  24  22  20  24
20 FT wind dir..SW  SW  SW  W   W   W   W   W   W   W
20 FT wind spd..7   8   8   10  12  14  14  14  13  10
20 FT wind gust.15  15  20  25  30  30  30  30  30  20
Eye lvl wnd dir.SW  SW  SW  W   W   W   W   W   W   W
Eye lvl wnd spd.5   6   6   7   9   10  10  10  10  7
Eye lvl wnd gst.15  15  20  25  30  30  30  30  30  20
Mix hgt (kft)...0.1 0.1 0.7 1.2 1.7 2.6 3.5 4.4 3.0 1.6
Transp wind dir.SW  SW  SW  W   W   W   W   W   W   W
Transp wind spd.12  13  15  17  21  24  28  28  22  15
Haines index....5   5   5   5   6   6   6   6   6   6

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Min temperature.....Around 41.
Max humidity........73 percent.
Eye level winds.....West winds 5 to 6 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......West winds 5 to 6 mph.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 7 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........6 high.

TIME (CST)      6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Sky (%).........6   12  18  24  30  36  42  41  40  39  37  36
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............66  62  57  53  50  48  46  46  45  44  43  42
RH..............30  35  42  48  54  56  58  58  60  60  62  65
20 FT wind dir..W   SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  W   W
20 FT wind spd..5   5   5   5   5   5   4   5   5   5   5   5
20 FT wind gust.10                      5               10  10
Eye lvl wnd dir.W   SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  W   W
Eye lvl wnd spd.4   4   4   4   4   4   3   4   4   4   4   4
Eye lvl wnd gst.10                      5               10  10
Mix hgt (kft)...0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Transp wind dir.W   W   SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW
Transp wind spd.8   7   7   8   8   8   8   8   7   7   7   7
Haines index....6   6   6   6   6   6   6   6   6   6   6   6

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 62.
Min humidity........26 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northwest winds 6 to 13 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northwest winds 6 to 13 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
Mixing height.......100-1600 ft AGL until 1100. 3800-5000 ft AGL
                    after 1500.
Transport winds.....Northwest 7 to 15 mph increasing to 13 to 17
                    mph in the afternoon.
Haines Index........4 to 5 low to moderate.

TIME (CST)      6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........35  35  35  35  33  30  28  28  29  30  30  29
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............41  41  42  45  49  55  59  61  62  62  60  59
RH..............67  70  73  65  56  41  34  29  27  26  28  30
20 FT wind dir..W   W   W   W   W   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
20 FT wind spd..5   5   5   6   7   9   10  10  10  10  8   6
20 FT wind gust.10  10  10  15  15  20  25  25  25  20  15  15
Eye lvl wnd dir.W   W   W   W   W   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
Eye lvl wnd spd.4   4   4   4   5   7   8   8   8   7   6   5
Eye lvl wnd gst.10  10  10  15  15  20  25  25  25  20  15  15
Mix hgt (kft)...0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 1.6 2.9 4.2 4.5 4.7 5.0 4.4 3.8
Transp wind dir.SW  W   W   W   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
Transp wind spd.7   7   8   9   12  15  17  17  16  15  14  13
Haines index....5   5   5   5   5   5   4   4   4   4   4   4

$$
Forecaster...Buttler
Requested by...Kelly Corman
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1702444.0/LBF
.EMAIL Kelly.corman@nebraska.gov



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