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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
345 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017


.DISCUSSION...Northerly flow will persist over the Northern Rockies
today. Temperatures will warm slightly today, but still remain around 5
degrees below normal. Afternoon/evening showers will redevelop once
again this afternoon as the atmosphere becomes unstable. A weak low
pressure system will keep showers lingering across Idaho county into
southwest Montana tonight. Tomorrow will be fairly similar with
temperatures near seasonal and afternoon/evening convection. A ridge of
high pressure is anticipated for the weekend allowing for warm and dry
conditions. The general consensus is for warm temperatures to linger
through mid next week, but showers and thunderstorms could once again
develop during the afternoon hours of Monday onward.


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IDZ102-103-260945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
245 AM PDT Thu May 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges .
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 1 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges .
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-260945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
345 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges .
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........88-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 50-60 ridges .
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming northwest
      5-10 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-260945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
345 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....53-63.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....58-68.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming north 5-10
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-260945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
345 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges .
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....38-43.
* Max Humidity........86-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges .
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming northwest
      5-10 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. South winds 5-10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-260945-
Bitterroot-
345 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
  Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges .
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the morning. Chance of rain showers. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges .
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Northeast winds
5-10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-260945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
345 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-55 ridges .
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of snow showers after midnight. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges .
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Northwest winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$


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