790  
FNUS53 KLBF 271849  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
149 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
1/4 TO 1 AND 1/2 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 7  
DAYS. HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHERN AND  
WESTERN NEBRASKA.  
 
COOL MOIST WEATHER IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS. HUMIDITY  
IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 40 PERCENT THROUGH SATURDAY.  
MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO RANGE BETWEEN 35 AND 45  
SUNDAY AND MONDAY.  
 
NEZ204-281215-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
1249 PM MDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE  
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. RAIN LATE IN THE  
NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-44.  
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-8400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 600-2100 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.  
MIN HUMIDITY........66 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-3100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT. SNOW LIKELY  
EARLY IN THE MORNING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-39.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-2800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE  
MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....47-52.  
MIN HUMIDITY........56 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 3500-5600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE  
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.  
HIGHS AROUND 60.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN  
THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-281215-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
149 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF  
RAIN LATE IN THE NIGHT. AREAS OF FOG LATE IN  
THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.  
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-4600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 300-800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF  
RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING. RAIN LIKELY LATE IN  
THE MORNING, THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53.  
MIN HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-3100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-2800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN  
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.  
MIN HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-5200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.  
HIGHS AROUND 60.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-281215-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
149 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN  
THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 38.  
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING.  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING.  
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY  
AFTERNOON, THEN RAIN LIKELY LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-56.  
MIN HUMIDITY........54 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-4200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN  
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 49.  
MIN HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-4900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 4200-6100 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS  
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID  
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID  
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-281215-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
149 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
AREAS OF FOG LATE IN THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF RAIN LATE IN THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40.  
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING.  
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN LIKELY  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-56.  
MIN HUMIDITY........55 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 2300-3800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 40.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-3900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN RAIN LIKELY  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 47.  
MIN HUMIDITY........71 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-3900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE  
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE  
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.  
HIGHS AROUND 60.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-281215-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
1249 PM MDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE  
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. RAIN LIKELY LATE IN  
THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 42.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-6400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 900-1200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. RAIN  
THROUGH THE DAY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 49.  
MIN HUMIDITY........73 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-3100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 38.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 47.  
MIN HUMIDITY........66 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-4200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN  
THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.  
HIGHS AROUND 60.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-281215-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
149 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN  
LIKELY LATE IN THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 41.  
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-4100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 800-1000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. RAIN  
THROUGH THE DAY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 51.  
MIN HUMIDITY........65 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-3500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 40.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 47.  
MIN HUMIDITY........68 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-3500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE  
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN  
THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.  
HIGHS AROUND 60.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S.  
 

 
 
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