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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
417 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: High pressure will begin to breakdown today allowing for a
few showers/thunderstorms over the higher terrain but well above
normal temperatures will continue. Thermal belt development is
also expect again tonight into Thursday morning. More significant
changes begin on Thursday as a weather disturbance brings
scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. A few strong
thunderstorms containing erratic winds and small hail will be
possible Thursday afternoon and evening. Cooler and showery
weather along with breezy easterly winds are expected Friday,
followed by gradual drying and warming over the weekend.

Montana: High pressure will begin to breakdown today allowing for
a few showers/thunderstorms over the higher terrain but well above
normal temperatures will continue. Thermal belt development is
also expect again tonight into Thursday morning. More significant
changes begin on Thursday as a weather disturbance brings
scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. A few strong
thunderstorms containing erratic winds and small hail will be
possible Thursday afternoon and evening. Cooler and showery
weather along with breezy easterly winds are expected Friday,
followed by gradual drying and warming over the weekend.


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IDZ102-103-051030-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
317 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....43-53.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming southeast in the
      late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  60 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. North winds 10-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 65-75.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-051030-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
417 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 38-48 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.

.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 60-70.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-051030-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
417 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph becoming
      variable less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2 in the West Lolo...and 1 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the West Lolo...and 30 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. East winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 60-70.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-051030-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
417 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds
10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 65-75.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ109-051030-
Bitterroot-
417 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of 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 65-75. East winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-051030-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
417 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-18 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................3 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 2 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. East winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$



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