900  
FNUS53 KLBF 100725  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA FOR NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
225 AM CDT WED AUG 10 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE THROUGH THE EARLY  
WEEKEND AS TEMPERATURES HOVER IN THE UPPER 90S TO LOW 100S WITH  
AFTERNOON HUMIDITY VALUES FALLING INTO THE 15 TO 25 PERCENT RANGE.  
UPPER-LEVEL RIDGING WILL PRECLUDE MOST IF NOT ALL PRECIPITATION  
CHANCES THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.  
 
THE GREATEST OVERLAP OF STRONGER WINDS AND LOWER HUMIDITY APPEARS  
TO BE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WHERE NEAR-CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER  
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FOR AREAS WEST OF HIGHWAY 183.  
 
COOLER WEATHER ARRIVES FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THOUGH TEMPERATURES  
WILL REMAIN NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL, HUMIDITY VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO  
REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL LEVELS WITH LIMITED RAIN CHANCES SUNDAY  
THROUGH TUESDAY.  
 
NEZ204-102315-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
125 AM MDT WED AUG 10 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....94-99.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 8300-13100 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....64-69.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........73 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-12300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....97-102.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5100 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 6700-11800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. EAST  
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-102315-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
125 AM MDT WED AUG 10 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 97.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 7700-12400 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-11900 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 99.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5700 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 7600-11900 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S.  
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-102315-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
225 AM CDT WED AUG 10 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....94-99.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 8200-13300 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 65.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
MAX HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-12300 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....96-101.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.  
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.......0-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 7800-12800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-102315-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
225 AM CDT WED AUG 10 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....93-98.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-4800 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 7500-12200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........68 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-11600 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....94-99.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 7500-11800 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-102315-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
225 AM CDT WED AUG 10 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....95-100.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-5800 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 8300-13600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 67.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
MAX HUMIDITY........72 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
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.......0-12000 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....96-101.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5900 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 8800-14000 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
90S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 90S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. EAST  
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-102315-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
225 AM CDT WED AUG 10 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 96.  
24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5100 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 7600-13200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 66.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........75 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-11900 FT AGL UNTIL 2400, THEN 0-100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....94-99.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-5500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 7900-13500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
90S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
 

 
 
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