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
345 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...

A weak cold front will move across western Nebraska on Wednesday with
west to souhtwest breezy winds ahead of the system. Minimum relative
humidity will fall into 20 percent range for most of the area again
on Wednesday.


NEZ204-221230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
245 PM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....31-36.
Max humidity........94 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........19 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......300-5000 ft AGL until 1200, then 5400-8300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain after midnight.
                    Snow likely after midnight.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-7800 ft AGL until 2400, then 1300-3400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph increasing to east
                    around 25 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow.
Max temperature.....30-35.
Min humidity........69 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1700-2900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Much colder. Cloudy with snow likely. Lows around 18.
Highs in the mid 20s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 8. Highs in the upper 20s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 12. Highs in the lower 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the lower 40s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance of
snow. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.

$$

NEZ206-221230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
345 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....33-38.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........20 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-4200 ft AGL until 1200, then 4600-7800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....29-34.
Max humidity........96 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-7500 ft AGL until 2400, then 1100-2600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph increasing to northeast
                    around 20 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow through the day. Rain early
                    in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....32-37.
Min humidity........70 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1700-3000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Much colder. Cloudy with snow. Lows around 20. Highs in
the upper 20s. North winds 10 to 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 11. Highs in the lower
30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the lower 40s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows in the mid
20s. Highs in the lower 40s.

$$

NEZ208-221230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
345 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....38-43.
Max humidity........77 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....59-64.
Min humidity........21 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......200-4400 ft AGL until 1200, then 2800-7700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph increasing to northwest
                    around 20 mph in the afternoon.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Chance of rain after midnight. Chance of snow
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-7600 ft AGL until 2400, then 1400-2000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph increasing to northeast
                    around 20 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow.
Max temperature.....31-36.
Min humidity........80 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1600-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph increasing to around 30
                    mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Colder, snow. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper
20s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 12. Highs around 30. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the lower 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the lower 40s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows in the mid
20s. Highs around 40.

$$

NEZ209-221230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
345 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........82 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....63-68.
Min humidity........19 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......100-3600 ft AGL until 1200, then 2300-8300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of rain and snow after midnight.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........94 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph increasing to northeast
                    around 20 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely and chance of rain
                    in the morning, then snow and rain in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....34-39.
Min humidity........70 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1500-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Much colder. Snow. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around
30. North winds 15 to 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 14.
Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 16.
Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the lower 40s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows in the mid
20s. Highs in the lower 40s.

$$

NEZ210-221230-
Frenchman Basin-
245 PM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........82 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....64-69.
Min humidity........17 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-4800 ft AGL until 1200, then 5000-7900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of rain after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 33.
Max humidity........84 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-5200 ft AGL until 2400, then 400-1400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 5 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain in the
                    morning, then rain likely and snow in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....37-42.
Min humidity........55 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......1600-5000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 20 to 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Much colder. Cloudy with snow likely. Lows in the lower
20s. Highs in the lower 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the mid 30s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs around 40. North
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Warmer. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in
the lower 50s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows in the mid
20s. Highs around 50.

$$

NEZ219-221230-
Loess Plains-
345 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........83 percent.
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....67-72.
Min humidity........17 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......100-4900 ft AGL until 1200, then 4100-8300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 34.
Max humidity........85 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4000 ft AGL until 2400, then 500-1500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph increasing to east
                    around 20 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of sleet early in the
                    morning. Chance of rain and snow in the
                    morning, then rain likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....40-45.
Min humidity........57 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......1600-3800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 25 mph becoming northeast around 15
                    mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Much colder. Cloudy with chance of snow and rain. Lows
in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the upper
30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows around 19.
Highs in the lower 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Warmer. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in
the lower 50s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows in the
upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.

$$



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