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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
518 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Showers and thunderstorms will continue to be present at
times across north central Idaho today and Thursday. Most
precipitation will fall during the afternoon and evening, however
not exclusively so. Afternoon humidity will remain relatively
high during this time. High pressure will develop Friday through
the weekend, with slight chance of wetting rains remaining in the
forecast. Afternoon humidity during the weekend will be lower than
recent afternoons.

Montana: Shower and thunderstorm activity will continue to be
present at time across western Montana today and Thursday. The
best timing of precipitation will be each afternoon and evening. Chances
for wetting rain across northwest Montana will dwindle on
Thursday. Afternoon humidity will continue to remain high with the
rain and clouds present. Some drying is anticipated Friday through
the weekend, as high pressure develops over the Northern Rockies.
Afternoon humidity will be lower over the weekend than recent
afternoons.

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IDZ102-103-281130-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
418 AM PDT WED MAY 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 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.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in FWZ102...and 60 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ102...and 60 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ102...and 40 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-281130-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
518 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ104...and 50 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........90-98 percent valleys and 82-92 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ104...and 50 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ104...and 50 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-281130-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
518 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers likely. Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........93-99 percent valleys and 86-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
  Rain showers likely. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-281130-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
518 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
  Chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. East winds
5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. South winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ109-281130-
BITTERROOT-
518 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent valleys and 92-98 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-281130-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
518 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and thunderstorms
  likely.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................5.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and thunderstorms
  likely.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........48-58 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$



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