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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
448 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Light showers and isolated thunderstorms have already
developed across north central Idaho this morning. The convection
will diminish through the morning hours, but this afternoon the
destabilization of the atmosphere will allow for the redevelopment
of showers and thunderstorms. The storms have the potential to
become fairly strong with gusty erratic winds and small hail. The
storms decrease in intensity and coverage after sunset this
evening.

Easterly wind develops over the region Friday into Saturday as a
low pressure system digs down into California. A cooler airmass
causes temperatures to be near to slightly below normal for this
time of year. A secondary system has the potential of bring
another round of showers on Sunday into Monday.

Montana: Light showers and isolated thunderstorms have already
developed across northwest Montana this morning. The convection
will diminish through the morning hours, but this afternoon the
destabilization of the atmosphere will allow for the redevelopment
of showers and thunderstorms. The storms have the potential to
become fairly strong with gusty erratic winds and small hail. The
storms decrease in intensity and coverage after sunset this
evening.

Easterly wind develops over the region Friday into Saturday as a
low pressure system digs down into California. These easterly
winds appear to keep wrap around precipitation linger along the
Continental Divide through Friday. A cooler airmass causes
temperatures to be near to slightly below normal for this time of
year. A secondary system has the potential of bring another round
of showers on Sunday into Monday.


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IDZ102-103-061100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
348 AM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming southwest 5-10
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  50 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  20 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-061100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
448 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Widespread rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........88-95 percent valleys and 78-88 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Kootenai...and 70 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Kootenai...and 20 percent in
  the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. East winds
10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 65-75. South winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-061100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
448 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming southwest late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming northeast 10-20
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 70-80. East winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 65-75. South winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-061100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
448 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Widespread rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph increasing to
      northeast 10-20 mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming northeast 10-15
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds
10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-061100-
Bitterroot-
448 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming northeast 5-15 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. South winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-061100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
448 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 2 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent valleys and 77-87 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming northeast 5-15
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph becoming east in the late
      evening and overnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance
  of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....50-60.
* Min Humidity........59-69 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
Northwest winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$



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