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
318 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Minimum relative humidity will fall to near 25 percent across
the western Sandhills Saturday afternoon where winds will
become south and increase to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Fire weather conditions are expected to be predominantly low,
attributable to near to slightly above normal temperatures.
Chances for showers Sunday and again Monday night through
Wednesday.

NEZ204-251230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
218 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....25-30.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east
                    after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-6500 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........22 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......200-2800 ft AGL until 1300, then 3100-5200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........97 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-3900 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-1400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers.
Max temperature.....50-55.
Min humidity........47 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......400-3600 ft AGL until 1300, then 3400-5800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph increasing to north
                    around 25 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 50s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers. Lows in the upper 30s.
Highs in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers with snow showers likely. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

NEZ206-251230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
318 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
                    Chance of showers in the evening.
Min temperature.....26-31.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......1000-4300 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-1100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....56-61.
Min humidity........25 percent.
20-foot winds.......North up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-4000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph shifting to the
                    southeast in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 36.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-3800 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning, then chance of showers in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....54-59.
Min humidity........45 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest up to 5 mph shifting to the northwest
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......300-3000 ft AGL until 1300, then 3300-5200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

NEZ208-251230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
318 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-4000 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....54-59.
Min humidity........24 percent.
20-foot winds.......East 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......300-4100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 36.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-3400 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 55.
Min humidity........46 percent.
20-foot winds.......South around 5 mph shifting to the north in the
                    afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......300-3000 ft AGL until 1300, then 2600-5600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 mph shifting to the north in
                    the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

NEZ209-251230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
318 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Showers likely early in the
                    evening, then chance of showers late in the
                    evening. Slight chance of showers after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....30-35.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......600-3400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....52-57.
Min humidity........41 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......500-4000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 36.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast up to 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-3200 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....54-59.
Min humidity........46 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast up to 5 mph shifting to the northwest
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-2600 ft AGL until 1300, then 2300-4700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

NEZ210-251230-
Frenchman Basin-
218 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
                    Chance of showers in the evening.
Min temperature.....Around 29.
Max humidity........100 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-3500 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph decreasing to around 5 mph
                    after midnight.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 60.
Min humidity........27 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest around 5 mph shifting to the east in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2700 ft AGL until 1300, then 3100-4300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 5 mph shifting to the east in the
                    afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 36.
Max humidity........97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4200 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast 5 to 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........51 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast around 5 mph shifting to the north in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......500-3300 ft AGL until 1300, then 2600-4200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph increasing to northwest
                    around 20 mph in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs around 60.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers. Lows
in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

NEZ219-251230-
Loess Plains-
318 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Showers likely early in the
                    evening, then chance of showers late in the
                    evening.
Min temperature.....29-34.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-3400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph decreasing to around 15 mph
                    after midnight.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........33 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-2400 ft AGL until 1300, then 2500-5100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 36.
Max humidity........99 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast around 5 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4400 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast 5 to 10 mph.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers through
                    the day.
Max temperature.....56-61.
Min humidity........43 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast around 5 mph shifting to the
                    northwest in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......500-2400 ft AGL until 1300, then 2400-5500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 5 mph shifting to the northwest in
                    the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$



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