Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
421 AM MDT MON OCT 20 2014


.DISCUSSION...Warm temperatures and modestly low rhs today are
still on track as the flow transitions to southwesterly. High
cloud cover will increase this afternoon and rain will return
Tuesday morning. There is still consistency that most of the
region will have a wetting rain by Tuesday evening, but there is
some question if northwest Montana will see much rain with this
first trough.

High pressure will briefly pass on Wednesday before additional
weather systems arrive for Thursday and the weekend. North
central Idaho and northwest Montana have the best chances to have
moist and cool conditions into the weekend with less consistent
rain chances for the rest of the region.


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IDZ102-103-211030-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
421 AM MDT MON OCT 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 10-20 mph becoming west 10-15 mph
      late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of rain showers in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph decreasing to variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........62-72 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
South winds 15-25 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
South winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 50-60.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-211030-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
421 AM MDT MON OCT 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........95-100 percent valleys and 86-96 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.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely. Snow showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........59-69 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in FWZ104...and 60 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
South winds 20-30 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ106-108-211030-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
421 AM MDT MON OCT 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 63-73 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........89-99 percent valleys and 82-92 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........55-65 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Wednesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
South winds 10-20 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
50-60.

$$

MTZ107-211030-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
421 AM MDT MON OCT 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph becoming
      variable less than 5 mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........60-70 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
South winds 10-20 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ109-211030-
Bitterroot-
421 AM MDT MON OCT 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of rain showers in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 89-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Snow level
  7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. South winds 15-25 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60.
Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55.

$$

MTZ110-111-211030-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
421 AM MDT MON OCT 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely. Snow showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........42-52 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Wednesday...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. South winds
15-25 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 50-60.

$$




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