624  
FNUS53 KLBF 050859  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
259 AM CST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
SATURDAY EVENING...  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST THE  
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK WITH ELEVATED TO NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER  
CONCERNS. ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED BOTH THIS  
AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY AS RH VALUES FALL BELOW 20% MAINLY ACROSS  
THE PANHANDLE, WESTERN SANDHILLS AND SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA. HOWEVER,  
WINDS LOOK TO REMAIN BELOW 15MPH.  
 
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LOOK POSSIBLE SATURDAY  
AFTERNOON AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB INTO THE 70S, RH VALUES FALL AS  
LOW AS 13-20% ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
AND WINDS GUST UP TO 35MPH. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED  
FOR ALL FIRE WEATHER ZONES SATURDAY AFTERNOON. BEYOND SUNDAY,  
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE AS TEMPERATURES REMAIN  
ABOVE AVERAGE INTO THE MIDDLE PART OF NEXT WEEK.  
 
NEZ204-060015-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
159 AM MST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH  
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.  
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2200-7700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....27-32.  
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72.  
MIN HUMIDITY........13 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH 15 TO  
20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1600-5400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH  
AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND  
SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS  
IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-060015-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
159 AM MST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH  
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-67.  
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2900 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2500-7400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....29-34.  
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.  
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH 15 TO  
20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1900-6300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH  
AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE LOWER 50S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS  
IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-060015-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
259 AM CST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
SATURDAY EVENING...  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE  
MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2100 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2100-7700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-36.  
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.  
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 10  
TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1800-6200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH  
AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS  
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS  
IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-060015-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
259 AM CST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
SATURDAY EVENING...  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-67.  
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2300-7000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-35.  
MAX HUMIDITY........89 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.  
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 10  
TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2300-6800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH  
AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70.  
WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 50S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS  
IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-060015-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
259 AM CST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
SATURDAY EVENING...  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE  
MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.  
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1600-5500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....29-34.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72.  
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1900 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1100-5700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70.  
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MUCH COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN  
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-060015-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
259 AM CST FRI MAR 5 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
SATURDAY EVENING...  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.  
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 600-5800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-35.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.  
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1100-6500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.  
WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.  
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS  
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS  
IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.  
 

 
 
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