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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
254 PM CDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND FRIDAY  
WITH NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THEN EXPECTED SATURDAY  
ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN NEBRASKA. LIMITING FACTOR FOR THURSDAY  
AND FRIDAY WILL BE THE WINDS WITH GUSTS EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW  
20 MPH EACH DAY. GREATEST CONCERN WILL FALL ON SATURDAY AS DRY AIR  
BEHIND A PASSING FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL ALLOW FOR HUMIDITY TO FALL  
INTO THE TEENS WITH GUSTS APPROACHING 25 TO 30 MPH. THE GREATEST  
OVERLAP OF THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE ACROSS FAR SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA  
INTO PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE. FIRE WEATHER HEADLINES  
MAY BE NECESSARY, HOWEVER, APPROACHING CLOUD COVER MAY LIMIT  
DAYTIME TEMPERATURES AND MIXING MAKING THIS A MEDIUM CONFIDENCE  
FORECAST AT BEST. WILL MONITOR CLOSELY GOING FORWARD.  
 
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS DECREASE FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK AS MULTIPLE  
FRONTAL BOUNDARIES WILL BRING REINFORCING COOLER AIR INTO THE  
AREA. EXPECT DAYTIME HIGHS TO FALL INTO THE 60S AND 70S FOR SUNDAY  
THROUGH TUESDAY WITH POTENTIAL FOR ONLY 50S AND 60S ON WEDNESDAY  
AND THURSDAY.  
 
NEZ204-251115-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
154 PM MDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-54.  
MAX HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.  
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2500-5400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-54.  
MAX HUMIDITY........76 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.  
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 5600-11000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO  
20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. AREAS OF FROST. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-251115-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
154 PM MDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....52-57.  
MAX HUMIDITY........61 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-90.  
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1800 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2200-5200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING NORTH AROUND 5  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 52.  
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....91-96.  
MIN HUMIDITY........12 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-4500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 5400-9900 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO WEST  
AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
NOT AS WARM. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.  
HIGHS AROUND 70. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.    
THURSDAY
 
CLEAR. AREAS OF FROST IN THE MORNING. LOWS IN THE MID  
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-251115-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
254 PM CDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-58.  
MAX HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3600 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2900-5400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 5 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50.  
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.  
MIN HUMIDITY........17 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-4900 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 4900-11200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MUCH COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS  
10 TO 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. AREAS OF FROST IN THE MORNING. LOWS IN  
THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-251115-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
254 PM CDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 56.  
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-90.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21 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.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1900 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2400-5100 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 53.  
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST AROUND 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....90-95.  
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-4300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 6000-10700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 30 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
NOT AS WARM. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS  
AROUND 70. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 60S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. AREAS OF FROST IN THE MORNING. LOWS IN  
THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-251115-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
254 PM CDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....56-61.  
MAX HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3700 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 79.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3300-5300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 10  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....51-56.  
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH AROUND 15  
MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3500-7000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO  
20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-251115-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
254 PM CDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....57-62.  
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3400 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.  
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 5 TO 15  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 3000-5600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-55.  
MAX HUMIDITY........83 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST  
AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.  
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10  
TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-4700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 4300-11600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 35 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND  
60.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S.  
 

 
 
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