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FNUS53 KLBF 221012  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
412 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
LITTLE OR NO RAIN OR SNOW IS EXPECTED AFTER TODAY.  
 
SNOW COVER AND MELTING SNOW WILL PROMOTE MINIMUM AFTERNOON  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 40 PERCENT IN MOST AREAS DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS.  
 
NEZ204-230015-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
312 AM MST MON JAN 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY THEN BECOMING SUNNY. PATCHY  
BLOWING SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....30-35.  
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......700-3100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....16-21.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY THEN BECOMING SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.  
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2800 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1600-5900 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
30S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
30S.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-230015-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
412 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE  
MORNING. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THE DAY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....29-34.  
MIN HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-2600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-20.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.  
MIN HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1900 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1200-4500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS AROUND 40.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-230015-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
412 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE  
MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE  
MORNING. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THE DAY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....29-34.  
MIN HUMIDITY........66 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-2200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 19.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 37.  
MIN HUMIDITY........61 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1000-5400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS AROUND 40.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 30S.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-230015-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
412 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. CHANCE  
OF SNOW LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF  
BLOWING SNOW IN THE MORNING. PATCHY BLOWING  
SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....27-32.  
MIN HUMIDITY........75 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-2200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 30 TO 35 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-20.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 37.  
MIN HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 800-3300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 30S.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-230015-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
312 AM MST MON JAN 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE  
MORNING. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THE DAY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 33.  
MIN HUMIDITY........62 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-2900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....13-18.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.  
MIN HUMIDITY........65 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1300-4200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS AROUND 40.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-230015-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
412 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY.  
CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE MORNING. PATCHY  
BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THE DAY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 33.  
MIN HUMIDITY........64 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-2700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 16.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 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.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 37.  
MIN HUMIDITY........66 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1300-3700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
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