800  
FNUS53 KLBF 191943  
FWFLBF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
243 PM CDT FRI OCT 19 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE ELEVATED THROUGH EVENING,  
BEFORE WINDS DIMINISH SOME THIS EVENING. DRY CONDITIONS WILL  
CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALLING  
OFF TO 20 TO 35 PERCENT SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  
WINDS HOWEVER WILL BE FAIRLY LIGHT BOTH DAYS WHICH WILL HELP TO  
ALLEVIATE FIRE WEATHER DANGER THIS WEEKEND.  
 
NEZ204-201115-  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-  
143 PM MDT FRI OCT 19 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.  
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-64.  
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST AROUND 5  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1500-3700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.  
MAX HUMIDITY........88 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-500 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 700-4300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
MONDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS AROUND 40.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ206-201115-  
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST-  
243 PM CDT FRI OCT 19 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.  
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-61.  
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-3700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.  
MAX HUMIDITY........89 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.  
MIN HUMIDITY........26 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-400 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 600-3600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
MONDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS AROUND 40.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ208-201115-  
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR/SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
243 PM CDT FRI OCT 19 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.  
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59.  
MIN HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2000-3600 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.  
MAX HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 71.  
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5  
TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
MONDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS  
AROUND 60. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
HIGHS AROUND 60.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ209-201115-  
LOUP RIVERS BASIN-  
243 PM CDT FRI OCT 19 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.  
MAX HUMIDITY........78 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60.  
MIN HUMIDITY........33 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-2300 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 2200-3500 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40.  
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.  
MIN HUMIDITY........29 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-2400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
MONDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS  
AROUND 60. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ210-201115-  
FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
143 PM MDT FRI OCT 19 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.  
MAX HUMIDITY........86 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.  
MIN HUMIDITY........28 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1000 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1700-3700 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 37.  
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 75.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 800-4600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
MONDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE MID 60S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
 

 
 
NEZ219-201115-  
LOESS PLAINS-  
243 PM CDT FRI OCT 19 2018  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-39.  
MAX HUMIDITY........80 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-64.  
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1200 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 1900-4200 FT  
AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 37.  
MAX HUMIDITY........93 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 74.  
MIN HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-600 FT AGL UNTIL 1200, THEN 800-2900 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST  
AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
MONDAY
 
COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS  
IN THE LOWER 60S.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
 

 
 
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