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FNUS53 KLBF 220823  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA FOR NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
323 AM CDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
OTHER THAN THE THREAT FOR SOME SPRINKLES OVER NORTHEASTERN  
NEBRASKA THIS MORNING, CONDITIONS WILL BE DRY OVER THE NEXT 24  
HOURS ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY THIS  
AFTERNOON WILL BOTTOM OUT AROUND 25 PERCENT IN FAR SOUTHWESTERN  
NEBRASKA. WINDS WILL BE FAIRLY LIGHT IN THESE AREAS WITH WIND  
SPEEDS THIS AFTERNOON UNDER 10 MPH. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER ON  
SATURDAY WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY RANGING FROM AROUND 35  
PERCENT IN THE PANHANDLE, TO AROUND 60 PERCENT ELSEWHERE. ON  
SUNDAY, AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK ACROSS  
THE CENTRAL PLAINS. THIS WILL BRING AN INCREASED CHANCE FOR  
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA WITH THE BEST CHANCES EAST OF A LINE  
FROM NORTH PLATTE TO VALENTINE.  
 
NEZ204-222330-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
223 AM MDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.  
MIN HUMIDITY........29 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1000-6800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-67.  
MIN HUMIDITY........33 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-1100 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1200-3300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-222330-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
223 AM MDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.  
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1700-7300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2600 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 300-500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-67.  
MIN HUMIDITY........44 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-2700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-222330-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
323 AM CDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.  
MIN HUMIDITY........35 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1300-5800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-2200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.  
MIN HUMIDITY........52 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-3100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.  
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-222330-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
323 AM CDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-900 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1300-6600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.  
MIN HUMIDITY........53 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-2900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND  
40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-222330-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
323 AM CDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.  
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1400-3400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.  
MIN HUMIDITY........45 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 20  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-3500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 25  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN  
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-222330-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
323 AM CDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-67.  
MIN HUMIDITY........37 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1400-3600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....57-62.  
MIN HUMIDITY........47 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-3300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.  
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS AROUND 60.  
 

 
 
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