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
402 PM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A SFC TROUGH IS CURRENTLY ADVANCING ACROSS WEST CENTRAL
NEBRASKA...DRY AIR BEHIND THE TROUGH HAS ALLOWED RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES TO FALL INTO THE TEENS AND LOWER 20S ACROSS FIRE ZONE 204
AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB INTO THE 80S. RH RECOVERY WILL BE QUICK THIS
EVENING AS TEMPERATURES FALL WITH THE SETTING SUN...AND ESPECIALLY
IF SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON. IF A STORM
DEVELOPS...EXPECT GUSTY ERRATIC WIND.

A PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER IS ANTICIPATED THROUGH MID-
WEEK...PROVIDING FOR DAILY CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WITH WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING RAINFALL POSSIBLE. FIRE CONCERNS
WILL BE LOW BEYOND THIS EVENING.

NEZ204-030030-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
302 PM MDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11300-12600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....48-53.
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10100-13000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 4800-10900
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST
                    10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3400-6900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

NEZ210-030030-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
402 PM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 85.
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11100-12600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 52.
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......9200-13000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 5100-9200
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4400-7800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7200-10400
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...MUCH COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 60. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.

$$

NEZ206-030030-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
402 PM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 83.
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10900-12700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-55.
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10800-13600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 5300-11900
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST
                    10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3700-7900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

$$

NEZ208-030030-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
302 PM MDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 85.
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......8300-12300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....52-57.
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7000-13300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 4100-9900
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 10
                    TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3400-5800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHEAST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS
5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

$$

NEZ219-030030-
LOESS PLAINS-
402 PM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 84.
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......9600-12100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 53.
MAX HUMIDITY........87 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......8000-12800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 2400-9100
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 84.
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-7800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8300-10700
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...MUCH COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

NEZ209-030030-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
402 PM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7800-12000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
MAX HUMIDITY........86 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6300-13100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 2800-11400
                    FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE
                    AFTERNOON...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................2 INCREASING TO 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-8000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.

$$








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