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FNUS53 KLBF 240838  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
338 AM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE SLOWLY ACROSS THE  
CENTRAL PLAINS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS WHICH WILL CREATE SEVERAL  
CHANCES FOR RAIN AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ACROSS THE AREA AND  
ALLEVIATE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS FOR THE THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEK.  
CLOUDY SKIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACTIVE PATTERN WILL ALSO KEEP  
TEMPERATURES BELOW SEASONAL AVERAGES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR  
THROUGH MONDAY.  
 
AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BEGIN TO MOVE INTO THE  
AREA TUESDAY AND WILL CREATE MUSH WARMER AND DRIER CONDITIONS FOR  
THE LAST HALF OF THE WEEK. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE AVERAGE.  
 
NEZ204-250015-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
238 AM MDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....69-74.  
MIN HUMIDITY........56 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-4200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 4000-7500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 54.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-5900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-1100 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE  
DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE  
MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.  
MIN HUMIDITY........45 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................3 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-4700 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 5300-7900 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
TUESDAY
 
WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 80S. WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-250015-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
338 AM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE  
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE  
DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.  
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-3200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 1900-6500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
EVENING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE  
NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....54-59.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4 DECREASING TO 3 AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4900 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE  
DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE  
MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.  
MIN HUMIDITY........50 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................3 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-4600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 2200-8000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
TUESDAY
 
WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
80S.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-250015-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
338 AM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE  
DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.  
MIN HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................4.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-3300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 2400-7300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE  
EVENING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE  
NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....57-62.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................4 DECREASING TO 3 AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4100 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 200-800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN  
SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 75.  
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................3 INCREASING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 1000-6400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-250015-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
338 AM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL  
LATE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH  
THE DAY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 75.  
MIN HUMIDITY........61 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-5100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 5  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL EARLY  
MORNING. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE  
NIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS EARLY IN THE  
MORNING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....57-62.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.  
MIN HUMIDITY........57 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4300 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 1600-7500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 70. HIGHS AROUND 90.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-250015-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
238 AM MDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 75.  
MIN HUMIDITY........53 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3200 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 1400-7400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE EVENING  
AND EARLY MORNING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 56.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4 DECREASING TO 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2500 FT AGL UNTIL 0100, THEN 100-200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.  
MIN HUMIDITY........37 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-5900 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 5700-8500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
TUESDAY
 
WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN  
THE LOWER 90S. NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 90S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 90S.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-250015-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
338 AM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 76.  
MIN HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 57.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH.  
LAL.................4 DECREASING TO 3 AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-1200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH  
THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.  
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-5000 FT AGL UNTIL 1300, THEN 5700-8200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
TUESDAY
 
WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS AROUND  
90. NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 90S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 70. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 90S.  
 

 
 
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