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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
436 AM MDT SAT MAY 23 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Showers and thunderstorms will remain possible today, with
some moderate rainfall at times. Otherwise, a mix of clouds will
be present. Sunday is likely to be the driest day of the next
week, with only slight chances of showers. Another wet system will
move over central Idaho Monday through Friday, with
afternoon/evening thunderstorms possible each day. There will be
dramatic differences in rainfall totals from one location to the
next.

Montana: Another chance of afternoon/evening showers and
thunderstorms will persist over mainly west central and southwest
Montana today. A lesser chance of precipitation will exist on
Sunday, likely the driest day of the next week. Another wet system
will move from northwest to southwest Montana Monday through
Friday, bringing daily chances of afternoon/evening showers and
thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts will vary greatly between
locations, however northwest Montana appears to have the best
chance at widespread wetting rains.


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IDZ102-103-241045-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
336 AM PDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers. Chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ102...and 40 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........89-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 39-49 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)...10 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-241045-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
436 AM MDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with isolated rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ104...and 20 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 73-83 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 10-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-241045-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
436 AM MDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ106...and 40 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent valleys and 80-90 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph becoming east 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ106...and 40 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ107-241045-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
436 AM MDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming north up to 5
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-241045-
BITTERROOT-
436 AM MDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 90-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-241045-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
436 AM MDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming northeast 5-15 mph in the late
      morning and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........90-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in FWZ110...and 20 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$



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