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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
413 AM MDT Sat Oct 1 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to occur this
morning with the passage of a cold front. Drier air will move in
after the front, so precipitation will quickly diminish from west
to east with most of the rain to end by noon in north central
Idaho. Winds will also increase by this afternoon. Skies now look
to be rather clear tonight with cold valley temperatures to start
Sunday. Precipitation chances increase during Sunday but most of
the precipitation through early this week will be to your east.

Montana: Showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to occur this
morning with the passage of a cold front. Drier air will move in
after the front, so precipitation will quickly diminish from west
to east. Most of the rain to end by noon but storms will linger
along the Divide. Winds will also increase by this afternoon.
Skies now look to be rather clear tonight with cold valley
temperatures to start Sunday. Precipitation chances increase
during Sunday but most of the precipitation through early this
week is most likely to be in southwest Montana. West central
Montana will see showers, but northwest Montana looks to be fairly
dry.


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IDZ102-103-021015-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
313 AM PDT Sat Oct 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-021015-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
413 AM MDT Sat Oct 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and slight chance
  of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........43-53 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Kootenai...and 70 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........91-95 percent valleys and 77-87 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph becoming southeast 5-10 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.

$$

MTZ106-108-021015-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
413 AM MDT Sat Oct 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the West Lolo...and 50 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 50-60. North winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ107-021015-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
413 AM MDT Sat Oct 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  morning. Rain showers likely.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph becoming west 5-15 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly clear.
  Slight chance of rain showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Snow
  level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........89-93 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Patchy fog in the morning. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ109-021015-
Bitterroot-
413 AM MDT Sat Oct 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........89-94 percent valleys and 73-83 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-021015-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
413 AM MDT Sat Oct 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 30 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 70-80 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 1 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Northwest winds 5-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$



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