Fire Weather Planning


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FNUS55 KCYS 241040
FWFCYS
Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southeast Wyoming/Western Nebraska
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
...HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
WYOMING TODAY AND SUNDAY... 
.DISCUSSION...
No fire weather concerns. Despite periods of strong/gusty winds on
Saturday & Sunday, minimum RH values should remain well outside of
critical thresholds. 
WYZ301-242315-
Niobrara/Lower Elevations of Converse/Thunder Basin National
Grassland-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0900, then mostly sunny 
                    until 1500, then partly cloudy. Patchy blowing 
                    snow after 0900. 
Max temperature.....25-30. 
   24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........42-48 percent. 
   24 hr trend......11 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......West 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......400-900 ft AGL increasing to 5800-7000 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (11500 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (146100 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow until 2300. 
Min temperature.....8-14. 
   24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........73-79 percent. 
   24 hr trend......27 percent drier. 
Humidity recovery...Good. 
20-foot winds.......West around 15 mph and gusty. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 25 to 30 mph. 
Mixing height.......400-1100 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (14000-19400 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0900, then mostly sunny 
                    until 1500, then partly cloudy. Patchy blowing 
                    snow after 1000. 
Max temperature.....29-34. 
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........40-46 percent. 
   24 hr trend......1 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......West 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 25 to 30 mph. 
Mixing height.......400-900 ft AGL increasing to 5200-6500 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (13500 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (153500 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 20.
Highs in the upper 30s. West winds around 15 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
around 13. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the lower
30s. West winds around 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 13. Highs in the mid 30s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs around 40. 
$$
WYZ302-242315-
North Laramie Range/Medicine Bow NF-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny until 1200, then partly cloudy. 
                    Patchy blowing snow. 
Max temperature.....15-23. 
   24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler. 
Min humidity........50-56 percent. 
   24 hr trend......7 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. West 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 
                    50 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 30 mph increasing to around 40 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......800-1400 ft AGL increasing to 4200-6000 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (30700 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (167600 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. 
Min temperature.....6-12. 
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer. 
Max humidity........76-82 percent. 
   24 hr trend......13 percent drier. 
Humidity recovery...Good. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. West around 25 mph with gusts to around 
                    45 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 35 to 40 mph. 
Mixing height.......1000-2400 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair to good (43100-75000 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 1200, then mostly sunny 
                    until 1500, then partly cloudy. Patchy blowing 
                    snow until 1700, then areas of blowing snow. 
Max temperature.....19-27. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........50-56 percent. 
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. West 25 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph 
                    increasing to 60 mph in the afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 35 mph increasing to around 45 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......800-1300 ft AGL increasing to 3200-4600 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (31400 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (146700 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Breezy. Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Lows around
17. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds around 25 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
around 13. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds around 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Lows around 14. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow in the morning.
Lows around 13. Highs in the lower 30s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 16.
Highs in the upper 30s. 
$$
WYZ303-242315-
Central and Northern Carbon/Ferris-Seminoe-Shirley Mountains-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM MST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Slight 
                    chance of snow showers after 1100. 
Max temperature.....16-21. 
   24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler. 
Min humidity........53-59 percent. 
   24 hr trend......6 percent wetter. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. West around 25 mph with gusts to around 
                    50 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 35 mph. 
Mixing height.......1300-2400 ft AGL increasing to 4800-6000 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair (52100 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (166400 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers 
                    until 2300. chance of snow showers after 2300 
                    until 0500. Patchy blowing snow. 
Min temperature.....4-9. 
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........83-89 percent. 
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier. 
Humidity recovery...Excellent. 
20-foot winds.......West around 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.5 percent. 
Transport winds.....West 30 to 35 mph. 
Mixing height.......1100-3100 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair to good (44800-72700 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. 
Max temperature.....20-25. 
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........51-57 percent. 
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. West 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 
                    55 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 30 mph increasing to around 45 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......600-1200 ft AGL increasing to 3400-4300 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (24000 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (147000 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 14.
Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 20 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
around 13. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Lows around 12. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 11. Highs in the lower
30s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 18.
Highs in the mid 30s. 
$$
WYZ304-242315-
Southwest Carbon County-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0900, then mostly cloudy. 
                    Slight chance of snow showers until 1700. 
                    chance of snow showers after 1700. Patchy 
                    blowing snow after 0700 until 1700. 
Max temperature.....19-24. 
   24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler. 
Min humidity........46-52 percent. 
   24 hr trend......2 percent wetter. 
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 15 mph with gusts to around 35 
                    mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.5 percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 30 mph. 
Mixing height.......2300-3200 ft AGL increasing to 5200-6200 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Good (61700 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (148900 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers until 
                    0500. slight chance of snow showers after 0500. 
                    Patchy fog after 2300 until 2400. patchy 
                    blowing snow after 0300. 
Min temperature.....1-6. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........85-91 percent. 
   24 hr trend......Unchanged. 
Humidity recovery...Excellent. 
20-foot winds.......Southwest 10 to 15 mph and gusty. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.10 percent. 
Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 mph. 
Mixing height.......1000-3000 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor to fair (24300-51700 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 0900, then partly cloudy 
                    until 1500, then mostly cloudy. Slight chance 
                    of snow showers until 1100. Patchy blowing 
                    snow. 
Max temperature.....23-28. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........45-51 percent. 
   24 hr trend......1 percent wetter. 
20-foot winds.......West around 20 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 25 to 30 mph. 
Mixing height.......900-2000 ft AGL increasing to 4400-5400 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (27300 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (133400 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 12. Highs in the lower 30s.
Southwest winds around 15 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers. Lows
around 14. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows around
12. Highs around 30. West winds around 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 10. Highs in the lower
30s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow in the morning. Lows
around 19. Highs in the upper 30s. 
$$
WYZ305-242315-
Sierra Madre Range/Medicine Bow NF-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0900, then mostly cloudy. 
                    Patchy blowing snow. patchy fog after 0900 
                    until 1400. Chance of snow showers until 1700. 
                    snow showers likely after 1700. Snow 
                    accumulation up to 2 inches. 
Max temperature.....13-19. 
   24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler. 
Min humidity........54-60 percent. 
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter. 
20-foot winds.......West 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.15 percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 35 mph. 
Mixing height.......2000-3200 ft AGL increasing to 4300-5800 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Good (67800 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (159900 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. patchy fog after 
                    2100. Snow showers likely until 0500. chance of 
                    snow showers after 0500. Snow accumulation of 1 
                    to 6 inches. 
Min temperature.....3-8. 
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........85-91 percent. 
   24 hr trend......3 percent wetter. 
Humidity recovery...Excellent. 
20-foot winds.......Southwest around 15 mph and gusty. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.40 percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 30 mph. 
Mixing height.......2000-4000 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Good (65800-78300 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 0900, then partly cloudy. 
                    Patchy blowing snow. Chance of snow showers 
                    until 1100. slight chance of snow showers after 
                    1100. 
Max temperature.....16-24. 
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........51-57 percent. 
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......West around 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.10 percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 30 mph increasing to around 40 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......1300-2300 ft AGL increasing to 3300-4900 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair (43500 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (133600 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 11. Highs in the upper 20s.
Southwest winds around 15 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers. Lows
around 15. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows
around 13. Highs in the mid 20s. Winds generally less than
10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Lows around 11. Highs in the upper 20s. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Patchy
blowing snow in the afternoon. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower
30s. 
$$
WYZ306-242315-
Upper North Platte River Basin-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 1200, then mostly cloudy. 
                    Slight chance of snow showers until 1700. 
                    chance of snow showers after 1700. Patchy 
                    blowing snow after 0700. 
Max temperature.....16-21. 
   24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler. 
Min humidity........55-61 percent. 
   24 hr trend......17 percent wetter. 
20-foot winds.......West 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.5 percent. 
Transport winds.....West 30 to 35 mph. 
Mixing height.......2500-3000 ft AGL increasing to 5300-5900 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Good (64900 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (178800 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow until 1900. 
                    patchy blowing snow after 0400. Chance of snow 
                    showers. 
Min temperature.....4-9. 
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........85-91 percent. 
   24 hr trend......3 percent wetter. 
Humidity recovery...Excellent. 
20-foot winds.......Southwest 10 to 15 mph and gusty. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.15 percent. 
Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 mph. 
Mixing height.......1300-2800 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (37900-38900 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 0900, then partly cloudy. 
                    Chance of snow showers until 1100. Patchy 
                    blowing snow. 
Max temperature.....19-24. 
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........49-55 percent. 
   24 hr trend......7 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. West 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 
                    45 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.5 percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 25 mph increasing to around 40 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......1000-1600 ft AGL increasing to 4300-4800 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (26400 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (148800 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Not as cold. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of snow
showers. Patchy blowing snow in the evening. Patchy blowing snow.
Lows around 12. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around
15 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers. Lows
around 14. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
around 13. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds around 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 12. Highs in the lower
30s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the mid 30s. 
$$
WYZ307-242315-
Snowy Range/Medicine Bow NF-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 1500, then mostly cloudy. 
                    Areas of blowing snow until 1200. patchy fog. 
                    patchy blowing snow after 1200. Chance of snow 
                    showers until 1100. slight chance of snow 
                    showers after 1100 until 1700. chance of snow 
                    showers after 1700. 
Max temperature.....10-16. 
   24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler. 
Min humidity........49-55 percent. 
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. West around 25 mph with gusts to around 
                    50 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.5 percent. 
Transport winds.....West 40 to 45 mph. 
Mixing height.......1400-2300 ft AGL increasing to 3800-5300 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair (59100 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (178300 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of blowing snow and patchy 
                    fog. Chance of snow showers. 
Min temperature.....1-6. 
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........86-92 percent. 
   24 hr trend......4 percent wetter. 
Humidity recovery...Excellent. 
20-foot winds.......West around 20 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.20 percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 35 mph. 
Mixing height.......1200-2500 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair (52900-55100 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers until 
                    1100. slight chance of snow showers after 1100 
                    until 1700. Patchy blowing snow. 
Max temperature.....14-20. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........50-56 percent. 
   24 hr trend......3 percent wetter. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. West around 20 mph increasing to around 
                    30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 55 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.5 percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 40 mph increasing to around 50 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......1300-2000 ft AGL increasing to 2400-4200 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair (49500 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (136000 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Not as cold. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow
showers. Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 10. Highs in the upper
20s. Southwest winds around 20 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
around 11. Highs around 30. Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Lows around 11. Highs in the mid 20s. West winds around 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 9.
Highs in the upper 20s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 17. Highs in the lower 30s. 
$$
WYZ308-242315-
Laramie Valley/Shirley Basin-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny until 0900, then partly cloudy. 
                    Patchy blowing snow until 1000, then areas of 
                    blowing snow until 1500, then patchy blowing 
                    snow. 
Max temperature.....17-22. 
   24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler. 
Min humidity........50-56 percent. 
   24 hr trend......4 percent wetter. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. West around 25 mph with gusts to around 
                    50 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 35 to 40 mph. 
Mixing height.......1500-2100 ft AGL increasing to 5000-5600 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair (50300 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (191300 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. 
Min temperature.....4-9. 
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........78-84 percent. 
   24 hr trend......13 percent drier. 
Humidity recovery...Good. 
20-foot winds.......West around 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 35 mph decreasing to around 25 mph 
                    after midnight. 
Mixing height.......800-2200 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor to fair (28400-53400 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. 
Max temperature.....20-25. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........49-55 percent. 
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. West 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 
                    55 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 30 mph increasing to around 45 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......1100-1600 ft AGL increasing to 4000-4500 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (32800 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (163600 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Not as cold. Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Lows
around 14. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 11. Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 12. Highs in the upper
20s. West winds around 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 12. Highs in the lower
30s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the upper 30s. 
$$
WYZ309-242315-
South Laramie Range/Medicine Bow NF-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny until 1500, then partly cloudy. 
                    Blowing snow until 1200, then areas of blowing 
                    snow. 
Max temperature.....18-26. 
   24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler. 
Min humidity........41-47 percent. 
   24 hr trend......21 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. West around 30 mph with gusts to around 
                    55 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 40 to 45 mph. 
Mixing height.......1100-1600 ft AGL increasing to 4600-5900 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair (46400 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (204900 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. 
Min temperature.....8-14. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........70-76 percent. 
   24 hr trend......20 percent drier. 
Humidity recovery...Good. 
20-foot winds.......West around 20 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 35 to 40 mph. 
Mixing height.......700-2300 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor to good (33000-62600 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0900, then mostly sunny. 
                    Patchy blowing snow. 
Max temperature.....22-30. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........38-44 percent. 
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. West 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 
                    55 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 40 to 45 mph. 
Mixing height.......1100-1700 ft AGL increasing to 4100-5600 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Fair (46800 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (187000 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Not as cool. Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Lows
around 18. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds around 20 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the upper 30s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow in the afternoon.
Lows around 17. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds around 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Patchy blowing snow. Partly cloudy. Lows around 16.
Highs in the mid 30s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower 40s. 
$$
WYZ310-242315-
Platte/Goshen/Central and Eastern Laramie-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0900, then mostly sunny. 
                    Slight chance of snow showers until 1100. 
                    Patchy blowing snow after 0700. 
Max temperature.....26-31. 
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler. 
Min humidity........39-45 percent. 
   24 hr trend......23 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. West 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 
                    55 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 30 to 35 mph. 
Mixing height.......800-1300 ft AGL increasing to 6500-7700 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (25800 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (210500 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow until 2400. 
                    patchy blowing snow after 0400. 
Min temperature.....11-17. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........65-71 percent. 
   24 hr trend......30 percent drier. 
Humidity recovery...Fair. 
20-foot winds.......West around 15 mph and gusty. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 25 to 30 mph. 
Mixing height.......500-1500 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (14700-29500 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy blowing snow. 
Max temperature.....31-36. 
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........34-40 percent. 
   24 hr trend......3 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. West around 15 mph increasing to around 
                    25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 25 mph increasing to around 35 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......700-1200 ft AGL increasing to 6000-6900 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (21600 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (185400 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Not as cool. Patchy blowing snow. Partly cloudy. Lows
around 20. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds around 15 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the lower 40s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the upper
30s. West winds around 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the lower
40s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. 
$$
NEZ311-242315-
Pine Ridge/Nebraska National Forest/Oglala National Grasslands-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 1500, then mostly sunny. 
                    Slight chance of snow showers until 1100. 
                    Patchy fog until 0900. patchy blowing snow 
                    after 0900 until 1600. 
Max temperature.....27-32. 
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........47-53 percent. 
   24 hr trend......14 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......West around 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 25 to 30 mph. 
Mixing height.......600-1100 ft AGL increasing to 5800-6500 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (13600 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (149400 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. 
Min temperature.....10-15. 
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........74-80 percent. 
   24 hr trend......30 percent drier. 
Humidity recovery...Good. 
20-foot winds.......West around 10 mph and gusty. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 20 to 25 mph. 
Mixing height.......300-1200 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (10300-16100 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 1200, then mostly sunny. 
                    Patchy blowing snow after 1200. 
Max temperature.....31-36. 
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........39-45 percent. 
   24 hr trend......4 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......West around 15 mph with higher gusts. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 25 mph. 
Mixing height.......600 ft AGL increasing to 5100-6600 ft AGL in 
                    the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (11400 knot-ft) increasing to very good 
                    (124100 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Highs in the lower 40s.
Southwest winds around 15 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 14. Highs in the upper 30s.
North winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the mid 30s.
Winds generally less than 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
around 15. Highs in the upper 30s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower 40s. 
$$
NEZ312-242315-
Box Butte/South Sioux-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 0900, then partly cloudy 
                    until 1200, then mostly sunny. Slight chance of 
                    snow showers until 1100. Patchy fog until 0900. 
                    patchy blowing snow after 0900 until 1700. 
Max temperature.....29-34. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........39-45 percent. 
   24 hr trend......26 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......West 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 25 to 30 mph. 
Mixing height.......500-1000 ft AGL increasing to 6400-7400 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (12300 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (180400 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. 
Min temperature.....11-16. 
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer. 
Max humidity........71-77 percent. 
   24 hr trend......27 percent drier. 
Humidity recovery...Good. 
20-foot winds.......West around 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 20 to 25 mph. 
Mixing height.......400-1400 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (10200-19500 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0900, then mostly sunny. 
                    Patchy blowing snow after 1100. 
Max temperature.....33-38. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........31-37 percent. 
   24 hr trend......4 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......West 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph 
                    in the afternoon. 
Mixing height.......500-1000 ft AGL increasing to 6700-7200 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (13600 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (160100 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower 40s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 15. Highs in the lower 40s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the upper
30s. Winds generally less than 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the lower
40s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the mid 40s. 
$$
NEZ313-242315-
Scotts Bluff National Monument/Wildcat Hills-
340 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018
.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 0900, then partly cloudy 
                    until 1200, then mostly sunny. Chance of snow 
                    showers until 1100. Patchy fog until 0900. 
                    patchy blowing snow after 0800. 
Max temperature.....30-35. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........38-44 percent. 
   24 hr trend......22 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. West around 15 mph increasing to 
                    northwest around 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts 
                    up to 45 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.5 percent. 
Transport winds.....West 30 to 35 mph. 
Mixing height.......800-1300 ft AGL increasing to 6500-7400 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (18400 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (213900 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. 
Min temperature.....12-17. 
   24 hr trend......Unchanged. 
Max humidity........71-77 percent. 
   24 hr trend......27 percent drier. 
Humidity recovery...Good. 
20-foot winds.......West 10 to 15 mph and gusty. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West around 25 mph. 
Mixing height.......300-1300 ft AGL. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (15100-20600 knot-ft). 
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0900, then mostly sunny. 
                    Patchy blowing snow after 1000. 
Max temperature.....34-39. 
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer. 
Min humidity........34-40 percent. 
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier. 
20-foot winds.......West 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent. 
Transport winds.....West 25 to 30 mph. 
Mixing height.......700-1200 ft AGL increasing to 7000-8300 ft AGL 
                    in the afternoon. 
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (18900 knot-ft) increasing to excellent 
                    (195500 knot-ft) in the afternoon. 
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume 
                    dominated fire growth. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 17. Highs in the mid 40s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the lower 40s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs around 40.
Winds generally less than 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower
40s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the mid 40s. 
$$