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
324 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...

RAIN IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT...WHICH WILL SWITCH TO SNOW
ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL BY MID MORNING
MONDAY...WITH SNOW CONTINUING INTO THE DAY TUESDAY. PRECIPITATION
AMOUNTS WILL BE HIGHEST ACROSS NORTHERN NEBRASKA WITH THIS SYSTEM.
ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR SNOW COME LATER IN THE WEEK. WINDS WILL BE
STRONG OUT OF THE NORTHWEST MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY IN THE WAKE OF
THE COLD FRONT THAT MOVES THROUGH TONIGHT.

NEZ204-221215-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
224 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW AND
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-4500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE LATE
                    MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. SNOW LIKELY LATE
                    IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....34-39.
MIN HUMIDITY........65 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2900-4400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 35 TO 40 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. CHANCE OF
                    SNOW.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-3900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF SNOW.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....29-34.
MIN HUMIDITY........68 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-3900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 35 TO 40 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 14.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
30S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS AROUND 30.

$$

NEZ210-221215-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
324 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
                    EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW LATE IN
                    THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.
MAX HUMIDITY........94 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2900-4700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
MIN HUMIDITY........54 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2800-4600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF SNOW.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....22-27.
MAX HUMIDITY........97 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2700-4500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 35 TO 40 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2700-4000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 40 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS AROUND 40. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 17.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.

$$

NEZ206-221215-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
324 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
                    LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SNOW LATE IN THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 32.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10
                    TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-4400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE LATE
                    MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. SNOW LIKELY LATE
                    IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
MIN HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2800-3900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 40
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH
                    THE NIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING. SNOW
                    LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-3700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THE
                    DAY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....29-34.
MIN HUMIDITY........72 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 35 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
30S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.

$$

NEZ208-221215-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
224 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE
                    EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN
                    THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 32.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 10
                    TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-3900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING.
                    CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING. SNOW LIKELY IN
                    THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. AREAS OF
                    BLOWING SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.
MIN HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. SNOW LIKELY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. CHANCE OF
                    SNOW.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
MIN HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-2700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS
AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
20S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.

$$

NEZ219-221215-
LOESS PLAINS-
324 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN
                    THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE
                    EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-4400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL LATE
                    AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
                    DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
MIN HUMIDITY........56 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-4400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 40
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH
                    THE NIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 24.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-4200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 35.
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 35 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS AROUND 40. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 18.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.

$$

NEZ209-221215-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
324 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 33.
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5 TO 15
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-4000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE
                    MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW IN
                    THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
MIN HUMIDITY........73 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-3500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. CHANCE OF SNOW.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 24.
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH
                    THE DAY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....28-33.
MIN HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-2700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 30 TO 35 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 18.
HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
30S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.

$$








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