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
304 PM CDT Sun May 27 2018

.DISCUSSION...

The primary fire weather concerns through midweek across western
and north central Nebraska are breezy south/southeast winds today
and Monday. Gusts exceeding 30 mph are possible late afternoon and
early evening each day. Humidity will not be an issue the next
several days as moisture increases across the area, leading to
rounds of thunderstorms. Precipitation chances are highest
each evening and night from Sunday through Tuesday.


NEZ204-281230-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
204 PM MDT Sun May 27 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely
                    early in the evening, then chance of showers
                    and thunderstorms in the late evening and
                    overnight.
Min temperature.....Around 59.
Max humidity........93 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 10 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 4 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-4900 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-1200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 25 mph.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....75-80.
Min humidity........53 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......400-4700 ft AGL until 1300, then 4000-6600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 mph increasing to around 25
                    mph in the afternoon.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely
                    in the evening, then slight chance of showers
                    and thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....53-58.
Max humidity........98 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-5200 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-1100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 30 mph becoming south around
                    20 mph after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....74-79.
Min humidity........39 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......300-5600 ft AGL until 1300, then 6300-10000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 60. Highs around 90. South
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper
70s.

$$

NEZ206-281230-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
304 PM CDT Sun May 27 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms until
                    early morning. Chance of showers through the
                    night. Slight chance of thunderstorms late in
                    the night.
Min temperature.....60-65.
Max humidity........88 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-5400 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....80-85.
Min humidity........45 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......400-4800 ft AGL until 1300, then 4400-6600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 mph increasing to around 30
                    mph in the afternoon.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Min temperature.....57-62.
Max humidity........94 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 10 to 20 mph shifting to the south 5
                    to 10 mph after midnight.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......800-5600 ft AGL until 0100, then 500-1500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 35 mph becoming south around
                    20 mph after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....Around 78.
Min humidity........46 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......500-5200 ft AGL until 1300, then 5000-10300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the
lower 90s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80.

$$

NEZ208-281230-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
304 PM CDT Sun May 27 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Chance of showers and thunderstorms early in
                    the evening. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the late evening and
                    overnight.
Min temperature.....62-67.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......300-3300 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph becoming southeast around
                    10 mph after midnight.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    early in the morning. Chance of showers through
                    the day. Chance of thunderstorms in the late
                    morning and afternoon.
Max temperature.....82-87.
Min humidity........41 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......300-4900 ft AGL until 1300, then 3700-7200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 mph increasing to around 30
                    mph in the afternoon.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Min temperature.....59-64.
Max humidity........94 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-6000 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-1000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 25 mph becoming south around
                    15 mph after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....78-83.
Min humidity........48 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......500-5400 ft AGL until 1300, then 4400-10000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the upper 80s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower
90s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80.

$$

NEZ209-281230-
Loup Rivers Basin-
304 PM CDT Sun May 27 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    after midnight. Slight chance of showers after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....63-68.
Max humidity........82 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1 increasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-2400 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 10 to 15 mph.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms early in the morning. Chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms late in the morning,
                    then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
                    in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....86-91.
Min humidity........35 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4 decreasing to 3 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......300-4300 ft AGL until 1300, then 4300-6900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph increasing to southeast
                    around 25 mph in the afternoon.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....60-65.
Max humidity........91 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................3 increasing to 4 after midnight.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-5700 ft AGL until 0100, then 600-1900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast 20 to 25 mph.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....77-82.
Min humidity........54 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4 increasing to 5 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good.
Mixing height.......500-4700 ft AGL until 1300, then 3400-5900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South 20 to 25 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the upper 80s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower 90s.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

NEZ210-281230-
Frenchman Basin-
204 PM MDT Sun May 27 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely
                    early in the evening, then chance of showers
                    and thunderstorms late in the evening. Slight
                    chance of showers and thunderstorms after
                    midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 61.
Max humidity........91 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 10 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................5 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East 15 to 20 mph.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....83-88.
Min humidity........39 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20
                    mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................3 increasing to 4 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......500-4100 ft AGL until 1300, then 3800-8200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 mph increasing to around 30
                    mph in the afternoon.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Min temperature.....Around 57.
Max humidity........97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 10 to 20 mph shifting to the south 5
                    to 10 mph after midnight.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......700-4400 ft AGL until 0100, then 400-1100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 40 mph becoming south around
                    20 mph after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....Around 79.
Min humidity........38 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................3 increasing to 4 in the afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......400-5300 ft AGL until 1300, then 5600-10000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the
lower 90s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.

$$

NEZ219-281230-
Loess Plains-
304 PM CDT Sun May 27 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers until
                    early morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    through the night. Chance of showers late in
                    the night.
Min temperature.....Around 64.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4000 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-500 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....East 10 to 15 mph.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms
                    early in the morning. Chance of showers through
                    the day. Chance of thunderstorms in the late
                    morning and afternoon.
Max temperature.....86-91.
Min humidity........38 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20
                    mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......500-4900 ft AGL until 1300, then 4700-7400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast 25 to 30 mph.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Min temperature.....Around 60.
Max humidity........92 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-5100 ft AGL until 0100, then 300-900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 30 mph becoming south around
                    10 mph after midnight.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....79-84.
Min humidity........45 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Good.
Mixing height.......400-4100 ft AGL until 1300, then 5100-8300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the upper 80s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid
90s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.

$$

DS


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