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
318 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TUESDAY...WITH WEST WINDS IN THE
MORNING SHIFTING TO THE NORTH DURING THE AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE THE
RECENT RAINS WILL KEEP WILDFIRE DANGER LOW ACROSS CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA...BUT FAR NORTHERN NEBRASKA IN AND NEAR ZONE
208 WILL LIKELY SEE MODERATE WILDFIRE DANGER WHERE NOT AS MUCH
RAIN HAS FALLEN.

THE REST OF THE WEEK...EXPECT WINDS TO SHIFT TO THE
SOUTHEAST...WHICH WILL BRING HIGHER HUMIDITY TO THE AREA BY
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. SHOWERS ALSO ARE LIKELY BY THURSDAY
NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

NEZ204-211230-
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
218 PM MDT MON APR 20 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....26-31.
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
                    10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-9200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 8800-13000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-33.
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING EAST UP TO 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-11300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-2100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING EAST AROUND 10
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-4000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3500-6100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

NEZ210-211230-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-
318 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-33.
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-200 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 67.
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 10 TO
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-7600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9200-12100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-11200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 600-2300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.
MIN HUMIDITY........36 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-3700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 3800-4700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

$$

NEZ206-211230-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
318 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....27-32.
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-8600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7800-13100 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING NORTHEAST UP TO 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-12600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-2400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND
                    10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 61.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-4600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4100-5900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AROUND
                    15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND
40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND
40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

NEZ208-211230-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
218 PM MDT MON APR 20 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....27-32.
MAX HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-9800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7300-12500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 28.
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-6800 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 200-500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH UP TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 5300-7000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

NEZ219-211230-
LOESS PLAINS-
318 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-33.
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 9000-11700 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-11400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 600-2400 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.
MIN HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-3900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4100-5000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

$$

NEZ209-211230-
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
318 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....27-32.
MAX HUMIDITY........78 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 100-300 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-9300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 7900-12900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-33.
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH DECREASING TO UP TO 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-11200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100...THEN 300-1900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....57-62.
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300...THEN 4800-6500 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND
40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

TAYLOR





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