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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
351 AM MDT SAT SEP 5 2015

...Wetting Rains and High Humidity through Labor Day Weekend...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A cold and wet low pressure system will move through the
area today and continue through Sunday. This system will bring
wetting rains, below normal temperatures, and high humidities.
Thunderstorms will also be possible, particularly Sunday
afternoon. The Clearwater/Bitterroot Mountains should see the most
significant precipitation through the weekend. Weak disturbances
could bring additional light showers Monday and Tuesday. A drying
and warming trend will be expected toward the end of the week.

Montana: A cold and wet low pressure system will move through the
area today and continue through Sunday. This will bring wetting
rains, below normal temperatures, and high humidities.
Thunderstorms will also be possible for western Montana through
the weekend. Cold air will bring snow levels down to 6000-7000 ft
by later today into Sunday which will allow snow to accumulate for
the higher elevations, particularly Glacier Park. Weak disturbances
could bring additional light showers Monday and Tuesday. A drying
and warming trend will be expected toward the end of the week.


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IDZ102-103-061000-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
251 AM PDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Widespread showers and isolated
  thunderstorms. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  90 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Widespread showers. Scattered
  snow showers after midnight. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....33-43.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 1 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  90 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow level
  7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  30 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ104-105-061000-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
351 AM MDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread showers and isolated
  thunderstorms. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph early
      in the afternoon...then becoming north 5-10 mph late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Widespread showers. widespread snow
  showers after midnight. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely in the
  morning. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Snow level 6500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Kootenai...and 80 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
65-75. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-061000-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
351 AM MDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread showers and isolated
  thunderstorms. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........71-81 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph becoming southwest 10-15
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Widespread showers. Snow level 6500
  feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........96-100 percent valleys and 85-95 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow level
  7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 65-75. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-061000-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
351 AM MDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread showers. Isolated thunderstorms in
  the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph becoming west 10-15 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming southwest 5-10
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow level
  6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-061000-
BITTERROOT-
351 AM MDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread showers and isolated
  thunderstorms. Widespread snow showers in the afternoon. Snow
  level 7000 ft.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Widespread showers and snow
  showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  slight chance of showers. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. West winds
5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-061000-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
351 AM MDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Widespread showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....45-55.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the late
      morning and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 30 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers with possible
  snow and thunderstorms. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 20 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 0 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$



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