Fire Weather Planning


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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Western
and North Central Nebraska
National Weather Service North Platte NE
245 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017
.DISCUSSION...
Little or no rain or snow is expected during the next 7 days.
The best guess on temperatures, wind and relative humidity across 
the Frenchman basin and the southern Panhandle Monday gives humidity
less than 20 percent for two hours. Given the strong winds forecast
Monday, 30-45 mph, a 20 percent criteria for Red Flag conditions can
be used, but still the 3 hour criteria isn't reached. So a brief period
of critical fire danger is expected Monday afternoon which will be
handled using the traditional special statement. It is still possible
later forecasts could necessitate a Red Flag warning. The rest of
Western and North Central Nebraska is expected to experience strong
winds but higher relative humidity.
Frenchman basin and perhaps other parts of Southwest Nebraska will 
continue to experience low humidity Tuesday and Friday. Light winds 
are expected those days.
NEZ204-111215-
Eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR-
145 PM MST Sun Dec 10 2017
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. 
Min temperature.....24-29. 
Max humidity........67 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......200-400 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....West 15 to 20 mph. 
.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. 
Max temperature.....45-50. 
Min humidity........22 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest 15 to 25 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent. 
Mixing height.......300-3300 ft AGL until 1200, then 2300-5600 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph increasing to around 35 
                    mph in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. 
Min temperature.....18-23. 
Max humidity........100 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......400-2500 ft AGL until 2400, then 200-500 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph decreasing to around 10 
                    mph after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature.....53-58. 
Min humidity........22 percent. 
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......200-2500 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
rain. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. 
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around 50. 
$$
NEZ206-111215-
Sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest-
245 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. 
Min temperature.....24-29. 
Max humidity........69 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......200-400 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....West 15 to 20 mph. 
.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. 
Max temperature.....44-49. 
Min humidity........32 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. Northwest 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 
                    to 30 mph in the afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent. 
Mixing height.......300-4400 ft AGL until 1200, then 3700-5300 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 mph increasing to around 40 
                    mph in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. 
Min temperature.....19-24. 
Max humidity........100 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......1000-4100 ft AGL until 2400, then 300-1100 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 mph decreasing to around 15 
                    mph after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature.....49-54. 
Min humidity........23 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair. 
Mixing height.......300-2800 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest 10 to 15 mph. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower
50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
rain. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. 
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. 
$$
NEZ208-111215-
Niobrara Valley/Fort Niobrara NWR/Samuel R McKelvie National
Forest-
245 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. 
Min temperature.....30-35. 
Max humidity........69 percent. 
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 15 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......100-500 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph 
                    after midnight. 
.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Isolated showers or snow showers 
                    in the afternoon. 
Max temperature.....Around 42. 
Min humidity........47 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest 15 to 25 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent. 
Mixing height.......300-4700 ft AGL until 1200, then 3900-5400 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest 35 to 40 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. 
Min temperature.....22-27. 
Max humidity........100 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........3 or very low. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......700-4500 ft AGL until 2400, then 400-1100 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph decreasing to around 10 
                    mph after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. 
Max temperature.....47-52. 
Min humidity........25 percent. 
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair. 
Mixing height.......300-3000 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and slight chance of
rain. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 40s. 
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows in the upper
20s. Highs around 50. 
$$
NEZ209-111215-
Loup Rivers Basin-
245 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. 
Min temperature.....27-32. 
Max humidity........68 percent. 
20-foot winds.......West 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......100-400 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph. 
.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Isolated showers or snow showers 
                    in the afternoon. 
Max temperature.....42-47. 
Min humidity........38 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. Northwest 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 
                    to 30 mph in the afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent. 
Mixing height.......300-4800 ft AGL until 1200, then 4000-5500 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest 35 to 40 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. 
Min temperature.....22-27. 
Max humidity........99 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........3 or very low. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......1300-4200 ft AGL until 2400, then 300-1600 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph becoming northwest around 
                    15 mph after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. 
Max temperature.....47-52. 
Min humidity........24 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair. 
Mixing height.......300-2900 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 mph. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around
50. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
around 30. Highs in the upper 40s. 
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows in the upper
20s. Highs in the lower 50s. 
$$
NEZ210-111215-
Frenchman Basin-
145 PM MST Sun Dec 10 2017
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. 
Min temperature.....Around 27. 
Max humidity........69 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......100-300 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph. 
.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature.....50-55. 
Min humidity........19 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 
                    to 25 mph in the afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent. 
Mixing height.......300-3600 ft AGL until 1200, then 2100-5700 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph increasing to around 40 
                    mph in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. 
Min temperature.....17-22. 
Max humidity........94 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......200-2300 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....North around 20 mph becoming northwest around 
                    10 mph after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature.....54-59. 
Min humidity........18 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......200-2800 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
mid 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. 
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. 
$$
NEZ219-111215-
Loess Plains-
245 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. 
Min temperature.....24-29. 
Max humidity........71 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 15 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......100-400 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph. 
.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature.....Around 51. 
Min humidity........24 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 
                    to 25 mph in the afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........5 or moderate. 
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent. 
Mixing height.......300-3900 ft AGL until 1200, then 3100-5700 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph increasing to around 40 
                    mph in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. 
Min temperature.....Around 20. 
Max humidity........100 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......700-2900 ft AGL until 2400, then 200-700 ft 
                    AGL. 
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph becoming northwest around 
                    10 mph after midnight. 
.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny. 
Max temperature.....Around 54. 
Min humidity........20 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor. 
Mixing height.......200-2900 ft AGL. 
Transport winds.....Northwest 10 to 15 mph. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
mid 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. 
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. 
$$