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
430 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Low fire weather concerns today and tomorrow. While afternoon
humidity will fall below 25 percent across portions of the
Sandhills and northern NEB, light breezes will prevail today with
highs near to slightly below seasonable normal values. Otherwise,
winds shift today gradually from the northwest to southwest. A
weak cold front will then advance across the area late tonight
prompting moderate northerly winds and mild highs tomorrow.
Looking ahead, temperatures will warm up Friday through the
weekend peaking in the upper 70s on Sunday. Afternoon humidity is
expected to stay above critical RH levels these days at this
time.

NEZ204-260030-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
330 AM MDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........22 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-3800 ft AGL until 1300, then 3500-5000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers early
                    in the morning.
Min temperature.....Around 38.
Max humidity........86 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest
                    10 to 15 mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4500 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-2400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph increasing to northwest
                    around 25 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 57.
Min humidity........30 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 10 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......2400-6200 ft AGL until 1300, then 6500-7700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 35 mph decreasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 70s.
South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 70s. South
winds 10 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

NEZ206-260030-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
430 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....60-65.
Min humidity........24 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest around 5 mph shifting to the west in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......300-4100 ft AGL until 1300, then 3700-4800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........83 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west after
                    midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4500 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-2100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph shifting to the west after
                    midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning.
Max temperature.....Around 58.
Min humidity........30 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......1700-6000 ft AGL until 1300, then 6300-7700 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North 30 to 35 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 70s.
South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. South
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.

$$

NEZ208-260030-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
430 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........24 percent.
20-foot winds.......West around 5 mph shifting to the southwest in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......200-4000 ft AGL until 1300, then 3700-4800 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph shifting to the
                    southwest in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear then becoming mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of showers early in the morning.
Min temperature.....Around 41.
Max humidity........81 percent.
20-foot winds.......South 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west 5 to 15
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4600 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-2200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 10 mph increasing to west around
                    20 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning.
Max temperature.....Around 59.
Min humidity........31 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......1600-6100 ft AGL until 1300, then 6300-7600 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 35 mph decreasing to around 25 mph
                    in the afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
South winds 10 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

NEZ209-260030-
Loup Rivers Basin-
430 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........25 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......400-4400 ft AGL until 1300, then 4300-5300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....37-42.
Max humidity........82 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4500 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-1000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning.
Max temperature.....Around 59.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......300-5100 ft AGL until 1300, then 5500-7200 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.

$$

NEZ210-260030-
Frenchman Basin-
330 AM MDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 61.
Min humidity........27 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......300-4500 ft AGL until 1300, then 4300-5000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 37.
Max humidity........83 percent.
20-foot winds.......South around 5 mph shifting to the west after
                    midnight.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......200-4300 ft AGL until 0100, then 200-1300 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 60.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......1500-6000 ft AGL until 1300, then 6000-8100 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North 30 to 35 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s.

$$

NEZ219-260030-
Loess Plains-
430 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 61.
Min humidity........28 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair.
Mixing height.......400-4800 ft AGL until 1300, then 4700-6000 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 37.
Max humidity........84 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......100-5000 ft AGL until 0100, then 100-400 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the
                    morning.
Max temperature.....Around 61.
Min humidity........29 percent.
20-foot winds.......North 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Mixing height.......300-5500 ft AGL until 1300, then 6300-7900 ft
                    AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$



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