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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
253 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Low elevation rain and high elevation snow will continue to be
present at times through the end of the week. A few lightning strikes
are possible through this evening. Wetting rains likely through
Wednesday, with lesser chances for the remainder of the week. Low
elevations will begin to dry this coming weekend, however clouds will be
slow to dissipate. Mostly dry and warm high pressure expected by middle
of next week.

Montana: Low elevation rain and high elevation snow will continue to be
present at times through early this weekend. A few lightning strikes are
are possible through this evening, mainly across southwest Montana.
Wetting rains likely through Wednesday, with less chances for the
remainder of the week. Low elevations will dry somewhat this coming
weekend through early next week, however persistent cloudiness will keep
humidity relatively high. Mostly dry and warm high pressure expected
after middle of next week.


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IDZ102-103-202100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
153 PM PDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Rain
  and snow. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-45 valleys and 28-38 ridges.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 1 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  90 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the morning. Snow. Rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........56-66 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers.
  Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....28-38.
* Max Humidity........92-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  80 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 38-48 ridges.
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. East winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ104-105-202100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
253 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........88-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........52-62 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........88-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........61-71 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. East winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 50-60. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ106-108-202100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
253 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain and snow. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........90-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in the West Lolo...and 30 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers likely. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........90-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. East winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 50-60. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ107-202100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
253 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain. Snow after midnight.
  Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-30 ridges.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent valleys and 97 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow in the morning. Rain
  likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  showers likely after midnight. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 96 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-202100-
Bitterroot-
253 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain and snow. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-35 ridges.
* Max Humidity........89-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain and snow. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers.
  Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....23-33.
* Max Humidity........92-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely.
  Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-202100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
253 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow, rain and
  isolated thunderstorms. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely and chance of
  rain. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 6500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....38-48.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph increasing to 30-40 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 40 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely with
  possible snow and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of
  snow showers and slight chance of rain after midnight. Snow level
  7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....20-30.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely. Chance of
  rain in the afternoon. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 1 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 35-45. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers, rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50. North winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 40-50. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$


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