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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
401 AM MDT SUN MAY 24 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Showers and thunderstorms will be possible once again over
most of north central Idaho this afternoon and evening. The most
active area of precipitation will be east of Highway 95 and south
of Highway 12. A short respite from precipitaion will take place
tonight and ahead of the next wet storm system. Monday through
Wednesday afternoons will be particularly active with shower and
thunderstorm activity. Despite lessening chances of precipitation
by Thursday and Friday afternoons, no distinct dry periods are
evident.

Montana: Once again, west central and southwest Montana will be
focal point for shower and thunderstorm activity this afternoon,
while northwest Montana will have showers confined to the terrain.
Shower and thunderstorm chances will increase areawide beginning
late tonight from northwest to southwest Montana, and continuing
strong through Wednesday evening. Shower and thunderstorm chances
decrease on Thursday and Friday afternoon/evenings, but do not
diminish completely. In fact, it is difficult to find a dry period
lasting more than 24 hours in the next week for any given
location.


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IDZ102-103-251015-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
301 AM PDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ102...and 30 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....38-48.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ102...and 30 percent in
  FWZ103.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ102...and 60 percent in
  FWZ103.

.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 45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ104-105-251015-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
401 AM MDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers 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............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 2 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of rain
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....38-48.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 74-84 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 1 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ104...and 10 percent in
  FWZ105.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.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 45-55. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-251015-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
401 AM MDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent valleys and 80-90 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph becoming southeast up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ106...and 1 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in FWZ106...and 40 percent in
  FWZ108.

.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 rain showers likely and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-251015-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
401 AM MDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 34-44 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.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to 5 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming southwest in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest 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 with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-251015-
BITTERROOT-
401 AM MDT SUN MAY 24 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........33-43 percent valleys and 46-56 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)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of rain
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph until early morning becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northwest winds 5-10 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 with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ110-111-251015-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
401 AM MDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
  Chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent valleys and 57-67 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)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in FWZ110...and 20 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. 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 with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$



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