941  
FNUS53 KLBF 080904  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA FOR NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
304 AM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS ARE RELATIVELY LOW THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS THE  
FORECAST AREA EXPERIENCES ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTRY WEATHER AND  
HUMIDITY VALUES REMAINING WELL ABOVE CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. WITH  
THAT SAID, THERE WILL BE BOUTS OF GUSTIER WINDS, PARTICULARLY  
TODAY IN THE PANHANDLE (WESTERLY AT 25+ MPH) AND SUNDAY IN CENTRAL  
NEBRASKA (SOUTHERLY AT 25 MPH). PRECIPITATION WITH TODAY'S SYSTEM  
WILL COMPRISE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW, WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR  
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1-3" NEAR/NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20 AND A GLAZE OF  
ICE NEAR/EAST OF HIGHWAY 83. THE NEXT SYSTEM WILL APPROACH  
WESTERN NEBRASKA MONDAY INTO TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK AND WILL BE  
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG WINDS AND ACCUMULATING SNOW. DETAILS  
REGARDING TIMING AND AMOUNTS WILL BECOME MORE CLEAR IN THE COMING  
DAYS.  
 
NEZ204-090030-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
204 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND  
FREEZING RAIN IN THE MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS AND  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....34-39.  
24 HR TREND......16 DEGREES COOLER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........63 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......56 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 10  
TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1100 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1000-3100 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS  
EARLY IN THE EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-20.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45.  
24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........33 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......39 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH  
AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.  
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS, FREEZING  
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS,  
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS  
IN THE LOWER 20S.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND  
10. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-090030-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
204 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN  
THE MORNING. CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE  
MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN  
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45.  
24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........44 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......35 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 10  
TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1200-3700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST AROUND  
20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 18.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........86 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50.  
24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......30 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 10  
TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH AROUND 15  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS AROUND 50. SOUTH  
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS, SNOW  
SHOWERS AND FREEZING RAIN. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS AROUND 30.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-090030-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
304 AM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, FREEZING  
RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF SLEET IN THE MORNING,  
THEN SNOW SHOWERS WITH FREEZING RAIN LIKELY IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....31-36.  
24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........73 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......48 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE  
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE  
EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-20.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....39-44.  
24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........39 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......44 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.  
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND CHANCE  
OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY, CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND FREEZING RAIN. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
20S.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND  
12. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-090030-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
304 AM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SLEET  
EARLY IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN  
IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING  
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....34-39.  
24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES COOLER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........59 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......37 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 19.  
24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....44-49.  
24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......34 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS AROUND 50. SOUTH  
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS, FREEZING  
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
30S.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-090030-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
304 AM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY THEN BECOMING CLOUDY. SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING.  
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING,  
THEN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING  
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.  
24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........63 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING,  
THEN CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND FREEZING RAIN  
LATE IN THE EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....16-21.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40.  
24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........48 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS, SNOW SHOWERS AND  
FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
SNOW SHOWERS, SHOWERS AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-090030-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
304 AM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING RAIN LIKELY WITH  
POSSIBLE SNOW SHOWERS AND SLEET IN THE MORNING,  
THEN FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....27-32.  
24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........74 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......33 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW  
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....17-22.  
24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....37-42.  
24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........49 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS, FREEZING RAIN LIKELY AND  
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
30S.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND  
16. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.  
 

 
 
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