658  
FNUS53 KLBF 200840  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
340 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
LOW FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL PERSIST TODAY AND THROUGH THE  
WEEKEND. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL COOL OFF BY THE  
WEEKEND AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH TONIGHT. SPOTTY SHOWERS AND  
STORMS EARLY TODAY WILL GIVE WAY TO INCREASED CHANCES FOR STORMS  
THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT. THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR WETTING RAINS  
EXIST ACROSS NORTHWEST NEBRASKA TO NORTHERN NORTH CENTRAL  
NEBRASKA. NEAR SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL THIS WEEKEND.  
 
NEZ204-202345-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
240 AM MDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82.  
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2800 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2900-12800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 25 TO 30 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE  
EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-54.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5 TO 10  
MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................3.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 100-300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND  
10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.  
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-4400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3900-8000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID  
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-202345-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
340 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.  
MIN HUMIDITY........51 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3500-5800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....55-60.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................3.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2700 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 100-300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 20 TO 25 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.  
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 4000-7700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTH  
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 70S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-202345-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
340 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH  
THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.  
MIN HUMIDITY........54 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3700-5400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....61-66.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................2 INCREASING TO 3 AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 100-1200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 25 TO 30 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
IN THE MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.  
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3100 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3800-7300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.  
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
70S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-202345-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
240 AM MDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH  
THE DAY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE  
AFTERNOON, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.  
MIN HUMIDITY........39 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3300-11900 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 25 TO 30 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-58.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................2.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-4100 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 100-300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 4200-9000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTH  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 70S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 70S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-202345-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
340 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN  
THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE  
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.  
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3800-6800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH  
AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-63.  
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................2.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 100-200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82.  
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 4000-8800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
80S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 70S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 70S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-202345-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
340 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....82-87.  
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1 INCREASING TO 2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3600-5600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 40 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS  
LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT. CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....59-64.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................3.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
IN THE MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.  
MIN HUMIDITY........37 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................2 DECREASING TO 1 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3900-7000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S.  
 

 
 
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