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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
405 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A broad trough of low pressure will continue over the
Northern Rockies for the next couple of days. A disturbance will
be moving from the east to west today causing widespread light
showers. A more significant disturbance will slide across north
central Idaho on Friday. This feature will bring a better chance
of a wetting rain by Friday afternoon. Easterly winds and below
normal temperatures will remain through Friday. A ridge of high
pressure becomes the dominant feature by the start of next week
with a warming and drying trend anticipated.

Montana: A broad trough of low pressure will continue over the
Northern Rockies for the next couple of days. A disturbance will
be moving from the east to west today causing widespread light
showers. Areas along the divide could receive light snow down to
around 4000 feet today. Widespread showers are expected once again
on Friday. Easterly winds and below normal temperatures will
remain through Friday. A ridge of high pressure becomes the
dominant feature by the start of next week with a warming and
drying trend anticipated.


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IDZ102-103-291015-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
305 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  chance of snow showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of snow showers after midnight. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....33-43.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph becoming north up to 5
      mph early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 6000
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.SATURDAY...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. East winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-291015-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
405 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  scattered snow showers. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow
  level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SATURDAY...Cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-291015-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
405 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........86-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow
  level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming west late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.SATURDAY...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ107-291015-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
405 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight
  chance of rain showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of snow showers after midnight. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming northwest
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SATURDAY...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. East winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-291015-
Bitterroot-
405 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers and
  chance of rain showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* 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........88-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to
      5 mph early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SATURDAY...Cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Northwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. East winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-291015-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
405 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. Chance
  of rain showers in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  in the evening. Chance of snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Chance
  of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming northwest late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 20 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. North
winds 5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. East winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.

$$



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