328  
FNUS53 KLBF 202109  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
309 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
TEMPERATURES WILL RISE INTO THE 40S AND 50S FRIDAY WITH  
50S FOR SATURDAY. FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL INCREASE,  
HOWEVER NO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AS  
WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE STRONG OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF  
DAYS.  
 
NEZ204-211215-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
209 PM MST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....12-17.  
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.  
MAX HUMIDITY........84 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-56.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 500-2900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN  
THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS  
10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO  
20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS  
IN THE LOWER 30S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
40S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-211215-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
209 PM MST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....13-18.  
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR OR LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-56.  
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 600-2800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.  
MAX HUMIDITY........75 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST UP TO 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1100-4000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY WITH POSSIBLE SNOW  
AND FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.  
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 30S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
40S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-211215-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
309 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....16-21.  
MAX HUMIDITY........94 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.  
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.  
MAX HUMIDITY........83 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.  
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST  
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN  
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO  
15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS  
AROUND 30.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
30S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-211215-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
309 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....14-19.  
MAX HUMIDITY........99 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR OR VERY LOW.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-54.  
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 800-2900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.  
MAX HUMIDITY........86 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1100 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1200-3300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY WITH POSSIBLE SNOW,  
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS  
IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 30S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
40S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-211215-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
309 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25.  
MAX HUMIDITY........81 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....44-49.  
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....19-24.  
MAX HUMIDITY........82 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 700-2700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID  
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN  
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO  
15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS  
IN THE UPPER 20S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-211215-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
309 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....18-23.  
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....43-48.  
MIN HUMIDITY........39 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....18-23.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-56.  
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-800 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 700-2800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS  
IN THE UPPER 20S.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
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