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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
352 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Warm and dry conditions are expected today with breezy southwest
winds on the terrain. By early Friday morning, a cold front will lead to
widespread precipitation, much cooler temperatures, and breezy westerly
winds with showers continuing into early Saturday. Additional widespread
precipitation arrives late on Saturday and last through the weekend with
storm total precipitation amounts of 1-3 inches common with up to 4
inches in the Clearwater mountains.

Montana: Above normal temperatures and dry conditions are expected today
with breezy southwest winds on the terrain. One exception will be far
northwest Montana where light rain will linger. By early Friday morning,
a cold front will lead to widespread precipitation, much cooler
temperatures, and breezy westerly winds with showers continuing into
early Saturday. Additional widespread precipitation arrives late on
Saturday and last through the weekend with storm total precipitation
amounts of 1-3 inches common for the mountains of northwest Montana.
Valley locations will see considerably less, generally less than a half
inch of rainfall.


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IDZ102-103-201000-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
252 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain.
* Min Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 30-35 ridges.
* Max Humidity........91-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 10-15 mph
      after midnight, then increasing to 15-25 mph early in the
      morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the morning, then rain
  showers and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  80 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain and snow likely. Lows 30-40. Highs
40-50. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. South winds 20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-201000-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
352 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Kootenai...and 0 percent in
  the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........89-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in the Kootenai...and 40 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the morning, then rain
  showers and snow showers likely in the afternoon. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........65-75 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph becoming west 20-35 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the Kootenai...and 80 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ106-108-201000-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
352 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-65.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph increasing to 5-15
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the morning, then snow
  showers and chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Snow level
  6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 33-43 ridges.
* Min Humidity........56-66 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. West winds 20-30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 45-55. West winds 15-25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ107-201000-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
352 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Rain likely.
* Min Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 30-35 ridges.
* Max Humidity........89-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain in the morning, then rain
  showers and snow showers likely in the afternoon. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ109-201000-
Bitterroot-
352 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance
  of rain by early morning.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 85-95 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain and snow in the morning, then
  snow showers with rain showers likely in the afternoon. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........48-58 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Snow and rain likely. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest
winds 15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-201000-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
352 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning.
  Snow showers likely. Chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
  Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph increasing to west 20-30
      mph in the late morning and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 40-50. West winds 15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 15-25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$



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