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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
415 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop
again today, in much of the same areas as yesterday. Simulated
cloud forecast products do indicate less clouds early in the day
than compared to yesterday, so the coverage of storms today could
be more than yesterday. Brief heavy rain, gusty erratic winds, and
occasional lightning will be the main impacts from these
thunderstorms.

Montana: Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop once
again this afternoon and evening. Much of the same areas that saw
the convection yesterday will likely see them again today. The
most likely locations will be along and south of the I-90
corridor. Brief heavy rain, gusty erratic winds, and occasional
lightning will be the main impacts from these thunderstorms.
Northwest Montana will miss out on any shower activity, and will
see increasing ENE winds this afternoon.


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IDZ102-103-231015-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
315 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northwest early in
      the afternoon...then becoming northeast 5-10 mph late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in FWZ102...and 60 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....43-53.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in FWZ102...and 60 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ102...and 40 percent in
  FWZ103.

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

$$

MTZ104-105-231015-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
415 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 2 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 2 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. East winds 10-15 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-231015-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
415 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ106...and 3 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ106...and 30 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent valleys and 80-90 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ106...and 30 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. East winds 10-15 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-231015-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
415 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 34-44 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.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. East winds 10-15 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ109-231015-
BITTERROOT-
415 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 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........35-45 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 52-62 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)...40 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-231015-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
415 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northeast 5-10 mph
      in the afternoon.
* 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.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent valleys and 61-71 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.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of 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 60-70. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$



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