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
357 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017


.DISCUSSION...There will be breaks in shower activity today, but cloud
cover will dominate with the highest coverage of showers to be this
afternoon with a passing weather disturbance. Widespread wetting rain
remains in the forecast for Wednesday. Snow levels lower on Thursday and
Friday with snow possible as low as 2500 feet. Saturday maintains the
drier forecast, but there has been little change to the overall active
and wet weather pattern Sunday through next week.

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IDZ102-103-261000-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
257 AM PDT Tue Apr 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous snow showers and
  scattered rain showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers with snow showers
  likely. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....33-43.
* Max Humidity........93-99 percent valleys and 87-97 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  50 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Snow level
  5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........70-80 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph increasing to 10-20 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.THURSDAY...Cloudy with snow showers and rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 40-50. West winds 10-20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with snow showers and rain showers likely. Lows 30-40.
Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-261000-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
357 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and snow
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow
  level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........52-62 percent valleys and 60-70 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 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........95-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers. Snow
  level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........63-73 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.THURSDAY...Cloudy with snow showers and rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with snow showers and rain showers likely. Lows 30-40.
Highs 40-50. West winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ106-108-261000-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
357 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered 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........50-60 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........60-70 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.THURSDAY...Cloudy with snow showers and rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 40-50. West winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with snow showers and rain showers likely. Lows 30-40.
Highs 40-50. West winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ107-261000-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
357 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  numerous snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  showers likely after midnight. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 25-30 ridges .
* Max Humidity........93-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Snow showers in the morning. Rain
  showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........59-69 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.THURSDAY...Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55. West winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows 30-40.
Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and slight chance of rain
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers
likely. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ109-261000-
Bitterroot-
357 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 43-53 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)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 91-95 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.THURSDAY...Colder. Cloudy with snow showers and rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 40-50. West winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with snow showers likely. Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50.
West winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ110-111-261000-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
357 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  scattered rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........48-58 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 30 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers, snow
  showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........88-94 percent valleys and 82-92 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers with snow showers
  likely. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers and rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 40-50. West winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35. Highs
40-50. Northwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. North winds 5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and rain showers. Lows
25-35. Highs 45-55.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$



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