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
509 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A gradual warming and drying is expected over the next several
days as a ridge of high pressure builds over the region. A fast moving
system will clip central Idaho Wednesday afternoon and may bring a few
light showers Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Another
ridge of high pressure will build over the West Coast Friday through the
weekend and will bring another period of warmer weather.

Montana: A gradual warming and drying is expected over the next several
days as a ridge of high pressure builds over the region. A fast moving
cold front will clip western Montana Wednesday afternoon and is
expected to bring scattered snow showers Wednesday evening through early
Thursday morning and gusty winds. The best chance for precipitation
will be along the Continental Divide and southwest Montana. Winds will
become breezy Wednesday afternoon out of the westerly direction and will
shift to northeasterly winds Wednesday night as the backdoor cold front
moves through. Another ridge of high pressure will build over the West
Coast Friday through the weekend and will bring another period of warmer
weather.


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IDZ102-103-241115-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
409 AM PDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
South winds 10-20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
North winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-241115-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
509 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent valleys and 57-67 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)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....23-33 valleys and 30-35 ridges.
* Max Humidity........88-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and slight chance
of snow. Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ106-108-241115-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
509 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and snow
  showers. 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......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........93-96 percent valleys and 79-89 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....50-55.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 30-40. Highs
55-65. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and slight chance
of snow. Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. North winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ107-241115-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
509 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........87-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* 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............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain. Patchy fog. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65. South winds 20-30 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and slight chance
of snow. Lows 35-45. Highs 40-50. Northeast winds 20-30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ109-241115-
Bitterroot-
509 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 75-85 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and slight chance
of snow. Lows 35-45. Highs 40-50. North winds 10-20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. East winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-241115-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
509 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 37-47 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)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and snow. Lows
30-40. Highs 40-50. North winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$



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