... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through
Sunday evening for wind and low relative humidity for the
southeastern Panhandle... the central sandhills... southwest
Nebraska and the southern Loup river basin...
The National Weather Service in North Platte has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for wind and low relative humidity... which is in
effect from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.
* Affected area... in Nebraska... fire weather zone 204 eastern
Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR... fire weather zone 206
sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest/ Samuel r
mckelvie National Forest... fire weather zone 209 Loup rivers
basin... fire weather zone 210 Frenchman basin and fire weather
zone 219 loess plains.
* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.
* Impacts... any range fire start will have the potential to burn out
of control and exhibit extreme fire behavior.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.