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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
330 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: High pressure will continue to strengthen over the region today,
continuing the warming and drying trend. Tuesday is expected to be the
warmest and driest day of the week. A strong cold front will move
through early Wednesday, bringing breezy conditions. Much cooler and
showery conditions will prevail into the weekend.

Montana: Clouds and showers will be possible today along the Continental
Divide. Otherwise dry and warmer conditions will persist. High pressure
will be fully established over the region on Tuesday, leading to the
warmest and driest day of the week. A strong cold front will move
through Wednesday, bringing windy conditions and showers/thunderstorms,
across mainly northwest Montana. Cool and showery conditions will
prevail into the weekend.

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IDZ102-103-230930-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
230 AM PDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges .
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming south after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges .
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds
15-25 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 10-20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-230930-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
330 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges .
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 76-86 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming southwest
      5-10 mph in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges .
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Much cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 50-60. Southwest
winds 20-30 mph, except 40 mph near the Continental Divide.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds
25-35 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-230930-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
330 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges .
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph early in the
      evening becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5
      mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges .
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming west 10-20 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. West winds 25-35 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds
15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ107-230930-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
330 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges .
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph early in the
      evening becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5
      mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges .
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming west 10-20 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Southwest
winds 25-35 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-230930-
Bitterroot-
330 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges .
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges .
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent.
* 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)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. West winds
20-30 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, slight chance of
thunderstorms and snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds
15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast
winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-230930-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
330 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 53-63 ridges .
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming north 5-15 mph in the late morning
      and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming east late in the
      evening, then becoming south after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............North 10-20 mph becoming northwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight, then becoming southwest early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges .
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Southwest
winds 25-35 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers,
thunderstorms and snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northwest
winds 20-30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Northeast
winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$


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