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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
409 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Breezy southwest winds will persist over the terrain the next
several days. Thursday temperatures are expected to reach above normal
values from dry conditions and warm southwest flow. A strong cold front
will deliver widespread precipitation and more breezy winds starting
Thursday night. Showery, cool and raw conditions will then persist
through the weekend. Storm total liquid precipitation amounts could
reach 1-3 inches or more in the Clearwater Mountains.

Montana: Breezy southwest winds will persist over the terrain the next
several days. Precipitation will move into northwest Montana terrain
beginning this afternoon, and is forecast to linger over northwest
Montana into Thursday. Elsewhere, Thursday temperatures are expected to
rise well-above normal due to a drier day with warm southwest flow. A
strong cold front will then deliver widespread precipitation and more
windy conditions starting Thursday night. Showery, cool and raw
conditions will then persist through the weekend. Storm total liquid
precipitation amounts could reach 1-3 inches or more in the mountains of
northwest and west-central Montana.


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IDZ102-103-191015-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
309 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Cooler. Cloudy with rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-191015-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
409 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the
  afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph increasing to 30-45 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 30-45 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Kootenai...and 30 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 43-53 ridges.
* Min Humidity........43-53 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-40 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Kootenai...and 10 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.FRIDAY...Colder. Cloudy with rain with snow showers likely. Lows
35-45. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ106-108-191015-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
409 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with rain. Lows 35-45. Highs
40-50. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ107-191015-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
409 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-35 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 45-55.
Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. South winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ109-191015-
Bitterroot-
409 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with rain and snow. Lows 35-45.
Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain likely and snow. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-191015-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
409 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 20-30 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 10-20 mph increasing to southwest
      20-30 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 25-35 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely and
chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance of snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$



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