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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
320 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A couple of storm systems will bring several inches of rainfall
to the Clearwater and Nez Perce mountains today and then again Saturday
night and Sunday. Snow levels will lower to 4000-5000 feet during the
late morning and afternoon hours.

Montana: A couple of storm systems will bring several inches of
rainfall to the mountains of western Montana. The first storm will hit
today with the next storm system Saturday night and Sunday. Snow levels
will lower to 4000-5000 feet during the afternoon hours.

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IDZ102-103-210930-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
220 AM PDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow 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........57-67 percent valleys and 64-74 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
  90 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-35 ridges.
* Max Humidity........91-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph early
      in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  30 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the
  morning. Snow showers likely. Rain in the afternoon. Snow level
  3500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........64-74 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  40 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.SUNDAY...Rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-210930-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
320 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the morning, then rain
  showers and snow showers likely in the afternoon. Snow level 6000
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........61-71 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)...70 percent in the Kootenai...and 90 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  rain showers. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........90-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-35 mph decreasing to 15-25 mph early
      in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  rain showers. Snow level 3500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 30-35 ridges.
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SUNDAY...Rain showers and snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 40-50.

$$

MTZ106-108-210930-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
320 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* 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.....35-45.
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 58-68 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)...80 percent in the West Lolo...and 60 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  rain showers. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph early
      in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Chance
  of rain showers in the afternoon. Snow level 3500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 30-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........48-58 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SUNDAY...Rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 15-25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55.

$$

MTZ107-210930-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
320 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain in the morning, then rain
  showers and snow showers likely in the afternoon. Snow level 6000
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 58-68 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)...70 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-30 ridges.
* Max Humidity........88-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph early
      in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 3500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 30-35 ridges.
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest
winds 20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows 40-50. Highs
50-60. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. South winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ109-210930-
Bitterroot-
320 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the morning, then snow
  showers with rain showers likely in the afternoon. Snow level
  6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 46-56 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the
  evening. Snow showers likely. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....23-33.
* Max Humidity........86-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph early
      in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Chance
  of rain showers in the afternoon. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 30-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SUNDAY...Rain showers and snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight chance of
snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55.

$$

MTZ110-111-210930-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
320 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely and chance of
  rain. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to west 15-25
      mph in the late morning and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.....20-30.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 0 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 30-35 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
West winds 15-25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 30-40.
Highs 45-55.

$$


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