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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
403 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...Elevated Winds Today through Weekend...
...Combination of Warm, Dry, Windy on Thursday...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: West-southwest winds will be increasing over the terrain today,
peaking this afternoon and evening. A few showers are possible late
today for Clearwater and Bitterroot NF. Elevated ridge winds will
continue through the weekend. Above normal temperatures with dry, breezy
conditions expected Thursday. Strong wet and windy system on track
beginning Thursday night through the weekend.

Montana: Strong west-southwest winds expected over the terrain today,
peaking this afternoon and evening. Showers will move into northwest
and west-central Montana later today, bringing the potential for wetting
rains and high elevation snow to the Kootenai, Flathead, and Bitterroot
NF terrain. Elevated ridge winds will continue through the weekend.
Above normal temperatures with dry, breezy conditions expected Thursday.
Strong wet and windy system on track beginning Thursday night through
the weekend.


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IDZ102-103-181015-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
303 AM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  40 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  0 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs
65-75. South winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-181015-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
403 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph increasing to southwest 20-30
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 40-50 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the Kootenai...and 10 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers likely. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 30-45 mph decreasing to 20-30 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the Kootenai...and 40 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the
  afternoon. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph increasing to 35-45 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
Southwest winds 30-40 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy. Snow likely and chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs
45-55.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ106-108-181015-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
403 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph increasing to west 30-40
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Snow
  level 7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph decreasing to variable less
      than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-35 mph decreasing to 15-25 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the West Lolo...and 10 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the West Lolo...and 0 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows 35-45. Highs
45-55.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ107-181015-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
403 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 30-40 mph becoming southwest 15-25 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs
65-75. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows 40-50.
Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy. Chance of rain and snow likely. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ109-181015-
Bitterroot-
403 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to west 20-30
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. and slight chance of rain
  showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow likely and chance of rain. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ110-111-181015-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
403 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 20-30 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-35 mph decreasing to 15-25 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with snow showers likely and chance of
rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance of snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$



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