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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service North Platte NE
450 AM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017

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450 AM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017 /350 AM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of western and
north central Nebraska.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

Hot temperatures in the upper 90s to lower 100s are expected today
across a large portion of western and north central Nebraska. A
heat advisory is in effect for portions of the outlook area.

Critical fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon for
low relative humidity, gusty southerly winds and the threat for
dry lightning. The main area of concern for critical fire weather
conditions is west of highway 83 from Valentine to North Platte,
and along and north of Interstate 80 from North Platte to
Chappell.

A cold front will approach northern and western Nebraska this
evening. Thunderstorms are possible as the front passes through
western and north central Nebraska tonight. Some storms may be
strong to severe with gusty winds and large hail possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

Thunderstorms are possible Wednesday, as well as Friday through
Saturday night. At this time, the threat for severe storms is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

&&

Get your weather, hydrological, and climate information at
http://www.weather.gov/northplatte

$$

CLB



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service North Platte NE
421 AM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON...

.Hot temperatures will once again impact western and north central
Nebraska this afternoon. The combination of heat, low relative
humidity, gusty southerly winds and the threat for dry lightning,
will lead to critical fire weather conditions across the eastern
Nebraska panhandle, portions of the Sandhills and north central
Nebraska.

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Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
421 AM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017 /321 AM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS AND THE THREAT FOR DRY LIGHTNING
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 204, 206, AND 208...

The National Weather Service in North Platte has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM CDT /noon MDT/ this
afternoon to 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 204.Fire weather zone
  206.Fire weather zone 208.

* WIND...South at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts to 25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...15 to 20 percent.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Dry lightning is a threat initially.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

CLB



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