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FNUS53 KLBF 202118  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
318 PM CST MON NOV 20 2017  
   
..RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
CURRENT HUMIDITY RANGES BETWEEN 5-15 PERCENT ACROSS PORTIONS OF  
SOUTHWEST NEB, SOUTHEAST PANHANDLE, AND THE WESTERN SANDHILLS.  
ELSEWHERE, AFTERNOON HUMIDITY SPANS LARGELY BETWEEN 15 AND 25  
PERCENT. GUSTY WEST WINDS PREVAIL ACROSS FAR SOUTHWESTERN NEB AND  
THE EASTERN PANHANDLE WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH, ELSEWHERE GUSTS UP  
TO 20 MPH ARE COMMON. A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL  
5 PM MST FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 204 AND 210. HUMIDITIES WILL  
IMPROVE DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON, ALONG WITH DECREASING WINDS.  
 
LOW FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL THEN PREVAIL TOMORROW THROUGH  
THANKSGIVING DAY. COOLER AND HIGHER HUMIDITY WILL PREVAIL TOMORROW  
AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES  
REBOUND AFTERWARDS WITH WELL ABOVE SEASONABLE NORMAL VALUES  
EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY. HOWEVER, AFTERNOON HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED  
TO STAY ABOVE CRITICAL VALUES.  
 
NEZ204-211245-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
218 PM MST MON NOV 20 2017  
   
..RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SPRINKLES AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF FLURRIES LATE IN THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-33.  
MAX HUMIDITY........93 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF FLURRIES EARLY IN THE  
MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....39-44.  
MIN HUMIDITY........45 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-4100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30.  
MAX HUMIDITY........97 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.  
MIN HUMIDITY........36 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1200-4400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST  
AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THANKSGIVING DAY
 
WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
50S.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-211245-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
318 PM CST MON NOV 20 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SPRINKLES AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF FLURRIES LATE IN THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-33.  
MAX HUMIDITY........89 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF FLURRIES EARLY IN THE  
MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43.  
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-4100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND  
20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....22-27.  
MAX HUMIDITY........90 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.  
MIN HUMIDITY........36 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THANKSGIVING DAY
 
WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
50S.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-211245-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
318 PM CST MON NOV 20 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SPRINKLES AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
RAIN LATE IN THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 28.  
MAX HUMIDITY........83 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-300 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 200-2900 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST  
AROUND 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF FLURRIES EARLY IN THE  
MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....32-37.  
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-3700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 20  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.  
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60.  
MIN HUMIDITY........38 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1100 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 500-3200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THANKSGIVING DAY
 
WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
50S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-211245-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
318 PM CST MON NOV 20 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SPRINKLES AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF FLURRIES LATE IN THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-33.  
MAX HUMIDITY........86 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-200 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 200-2400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF FLURRIES EARLY IN THE  
MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....36-41.  
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-4100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 25 TO 30 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....18-23.  
MAX HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.  
MIN HUMIDITY........40 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-2400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THANKSGIVING DAY
 
WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
50S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-211245-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
218 PM MST MON NOV 20 2017  
   
..RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.  
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY THEN BECOMING SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 47.  
MIN HUMIDITY........43 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-4500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....26-31.  
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH  
AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.  
MIN HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1200-4600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST  
AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THANKSGIVING DAY
 
WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS AROUND 70.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-211245-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
318 PM CST MON NOV 20 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF FLURRIES LATE IN THE  
NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-36.  
MAX HUMIDITY........87 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-1000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....44-49.  
MIN HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-4500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....22-27.  
MAX HUMIDITY........90 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AROUND 5  
MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-64.  
MIN HUMIDITY........36 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1100-3600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
THANKSGIVING DAY
 
WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S.  
 

 
 
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