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
352 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017


.DISCUSSION...Scattered rain showers will be the trend for the next
several days. Rain will not be continuous today, but periodic showers
will likely wet surfaces multiple times throughout the next 24 hours.
Temperatures will be notably cooler than Saturday, running about 5 to 10
degrees cooler. Direct sun will be scarce with mostly overcast skies.
The next hints of a dry period are for next weekend, but even that is
very low confidence, given models hesitancy to build any sort of
meaningful ridge after this active, cool, wet week.

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IDZ102-103-241000-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
252 AM PDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers. Snow showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........52-62 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  80 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Snow showers
  after midnight. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-45 valleys and 30-35 ridges .
* Max Humidity........92-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  70 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.TUESDAY...Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Cloudy with rain showers likely with possible snow showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 45-55.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-241000-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
352 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-35 ridges .
* Max Humidity........94-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 57-67 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)...50 percent.

.TUESDAY...Cloudy with rain showers, snow showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows
30-40. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ106-108-241000-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
352 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers. Snow showers likely and
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 6500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the West Lolo...and 70 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........90-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph early
      in the morning.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 38-48 ridges .
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.TUESDAY...Cloudy with rain showers, snow showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers and chance of rain
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain showers and snow showers likely.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ107-241000-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
352 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow level
  6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........43-53 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely. Snow showers
  likely after midnight. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 30-35 ridges .
* Max Humidity........92-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely.
  Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.TUESDAY...Cloudy with rain showers, snow showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ109-241000-
Bitterroot-
352 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-30 ridges .
* Max Humidity........90-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.TUESDAY...Cloudy with rain showers, snow showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely with possible rain
showers and thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers and rain showers likely.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. West winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and rain showers. Lows
25-35. Highs 45-55.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ110-111-241000-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
352 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers in the morning.
  Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
  Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........46-56 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Rain showers and snow showers likely. Snow level
  7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent valleys and 86-96 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and snow
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain showers, snow showers likely and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers and rain showers likely.
Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50. West winds 5-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35. Highs
40-50.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.

$$


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