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Fire Weather Workshops Scheduled

LINCOLN – Learn how weather can impact the success of prescribed fires at upcoming workshops in Nebraska.

National Weather Service meteorologists will discuss elements of fire weather, how to obtain a fire weather forecast, how to monitor weather during a prescribed fire, and an introduction to weather-monitoring devices.

The workshops will be Feb. 10 at Wild Bill’s Wings and Bowling, 1100 S. Jeffers St., North Platte, 6 p.m.; Feb. 11 at Mid-Plains Community College, 2520 S. E St., Broken Bow, 1 p.m.; and March 12 at Homestead National Monument, 8523 Nebraska Highway 4, Beatrice, 1 p.m.

These workshops are for anyone interested in conducting or participating in a prescribed fire. The registration fee is $10. To register, visit NebraskaPF.com.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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