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FNUS53 KLBF 231946  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
246 PM CDT SUN JUL 23 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
WARM DRY WEATHER THROUGH TUESDAY WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE MINIMUM  
AFTERNOON HUMIDITY BETWEEN 15 AND 30 PERCENT. LOWEST HUMIDITY  
WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE SANDHILLS ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 83 AND  
ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80.  
 
COOLER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY WILL RAISE HUMIDITY TO 30 PERCENT OR  
HIGHER IN ALL AREAS. WARM DRY AIR THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WILL  
LOWER HUMIDITY TO 20 TO 30 PERCENT.  
 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY ARE EXPECTED  
TO PRODUCE BETWEEN 1/2 AND 1 AND 1/2 INCHES OF RAINFALL. HIGHEST  
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. LOCALLY  
HEAVIER RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE IN ALL AREAS. LITTLE OR NO RAIN IS  
EXPECTED AFTER WEDNESDAY.  
 
NEZ204-241230-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
146 PM MDT SUN JUL 23 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....61-66.  
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....91-96.  
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-7100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 8000-14400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....65-70.  
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-13600 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....93-98.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 10500-15300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 90S.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS AROUND 90.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-241230-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
246 PM CDT SUN JUL 23 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....61-66.  
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....95-100.  
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 9400-12600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....69-74.  
MAX HUMIDITY........75 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-10200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 300-500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....98-103.  
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-9100 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 10100-14400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. EAST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 90.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-241230-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
246 PM CDT SUN JUL 23 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.  
MAX HUMIDITY........83 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....94-99.  
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-8600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 3800-14900 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....70-75.  
MAX HUMIDITY........68 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-13000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 400-600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....97-102.  
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-9500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 7700-15700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 80S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
90S.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-241230-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
246 PM CDT SUN JUL 23 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.  
MAX HUMIDITY........90 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-8000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....91-96.  
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-7200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 3300-10700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....70-75.  
MAX HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9000 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....94-99.  
MIN HUMIDITY........33 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-6900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 7800-10800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20 TO 25 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 70. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. NORTHEAST  
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. EAST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 90.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-241230-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
146 PM MDT SUN JUL 23 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.  
MAX HUMIDITY........83 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-10700 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 100-200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....93-98.  
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-7500 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 8400-11000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....65-70.  
MAX HUMIDITY........81 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-9200 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 300-400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....96-101.  
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-7800 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 9800-12700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. EAST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 90.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-241230-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
246 PM CDT SUN JUL 23 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.  
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9400 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 100-200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....93-98.  
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-7600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 9300-11200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 71.  
MAX HUMIDITY........75 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-9300 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....96-101.  
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-7900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 9900-12400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20 TO 25 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 70. HIGHS AROUND 90. NORTHEAST WINDS  
5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. EAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 90S.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
 

 
 
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