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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
440 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A ridge of high pressure will become the dominant feature
over the Northern Rockies for the next several days. Temperatures
will steadily climb with above normal readings anticipated by
Monday/Tuesday. Weak thermal belt development is expect by Monday
morning and strengthening each night. A few showers/thunderstorms
could develop across Idaho county on Tuesday afternoon. The
coverage in showers will increase by Wednesday afternoon. A
pattern change is still on track for the latter part of the week
into the weekend.

Montana: A ridge of high pressure will become the dominant feature
over the Northern Rockies for the next several days. Easterly
winds especially at the ridges will steadily diminish throughout
the day. Temperatures will steadily climb with above normal
readings anticipated by Monday/Tuesday. Weak thermal belt
development is expect by Monday morning and strengthening each
night. Showers/Thunderstorms could develop across the region by
Wednesday afternoon. A pattern change is still on track for the
latter part of the week into the weekend.


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IDZ102-103-021045-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
340 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-021045-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
440 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 70-80 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-021045-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
440 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

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

$$

MTZ107-021045-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
440 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
65-75.

$$

MTZ109-021045-
Bitterroot-
440 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-021045-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
440 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....28-33.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 74-84 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. South winds
5-15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.

$$


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