Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3
000
FNUS55 KMSO 270942
FWFMSO

Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017


.DISCUSSION...
Widespread wetting rains continue for the Northern
Rockies through Friday night. Saturday appears to be a mostly dry day
for the region, however daytime humidity for most locations will be
higher than 40 percent. Wetting rains return late Saturday night through
at least Tuesday. A shift in weather pattern around the middle of next
may result in dry conditions for Wednesday and Thursday. This dry period
will likely also be shortlived (based on the persistently wet pattern
for the region).


Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NWSMissoula

IDZ102-103-280945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
242 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Widespread snow showers and rain
  showers. Snow level 3000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........52-62 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  70 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Snow showers with rain showers
  likely. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........92-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  50 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers and rain showers
  likely. Snow level 3500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers
likely. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60. West winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-280945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Widespread snow showers and rain
  showers. Snow level 3500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges .
* Min Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in the Kootenai...and 90 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Snow showers and rain showers likely.
  Snow level 4000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........96-99 percent.
* 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.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Kootenai...and 70 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers and rain showers
  likely. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest
winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ106-108-280945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Numerous snow showers. Numerous rain
  showers in the afternoon. Snow level 3500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 33-43 ridges .
* Min Humidity........56-66 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Snow showers and rain showers likely.
  Snow level 4000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........92-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph decreasing to variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Snow showers and rain showers likely.
  Snow level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ107-280945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Numerous rain showers and snow
  showers. Snow level 3500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 30-35 ridges .
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely.
  Snow level 4000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-30 ridges .
* Max Humidity........96-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely.
  Snow level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-40 ridges .
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers
likely. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest
winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ109-280945-
Bitterroot-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Widespread snow showers.
  Numerous rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 30-40 ridges .
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the
  evening. Snow showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....23-33.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 92-94 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely. Rain
  showers likely in the afternoon. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-40 ridges .
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-280945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
  Scattered snow showers. Scattered rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 30-40 ridges .
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.....20-30.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-15 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely. Rain
  showers likely in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges .
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 30 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Northwest winds 5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.