Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014


.DISCUSSION...An active weather pattern will bring periodic surges
of Pacific moisture into the fire district through the weekend.
The atmosphere will remain quite unstable with enough cool air for
snow in the mountains.

Next potential for an extended dry period will take place late
Monday through Wednesday with the arrival of a high pressure
ridge.


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IDZ102-103-251100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
352 AM PDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........56-66 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of thunderstorms early in the
  evening. Rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....28-38.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ102...and 1 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Snow level
  5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming northwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Saturday...Rain showers and snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ104-105-251100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely. Snow
  level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph early
      in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance
  of rain showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming northeast
      5-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Snow showers with rain showers likely. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55. North winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Snow showers likely and chance of rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ106-108-251100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ106...and 40 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ106...and 2 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ106...and 40 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Saturday...Rain showers and snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 15-25 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ107-251100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers in the morning. Rain showers.
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of snow showers after midnight. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-30 ridges.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 86-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Chance of snow showers in the morning. Rain
  showers likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Rain showers and snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. Northwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-251100-
Bitterroot-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers with rain showers likely. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........88-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph...then becoming
      west late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Saturday...Snow showers and rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
40-50. Northwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Snow showers likely and chance of rain showers. Lows
25-35. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
25-35. Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-251100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph decreasing to variable less
      than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely.
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Saturday...Snow showers with rain showers likely. Lows 30-40.
Highs 45-55. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
25-35. Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$









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