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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
444 AM MDT TUE MAY 26 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Showers and thunderstorms are possible across north central
Idaho each afternoon and evening through Thursday. The spotty
nature of this weather scenario means that some locations may see
more than an inch of water, while others may see little to none.
Afternoon humidity will remain relative high during this time.
Even in the absence of rain, cloud cover will be plentiful. High
pressure is expected to slowly develop over Idaho Friday through
the weekend, however conditions will still not be reliably dry.

Montana: Periodic showers and thunderstorms are expected over
western Montana through at least Thursday. Afternoons and evenings
will be the most favorable timing for wetting rains, however
overnight precipitation cannot be completely ruled out. Even in
between periods of precipitation, cloud cover will be present.
High pressure is anticipated to move over the region beginning
Friday and last through the weekend. This high pressure is not
necessarily going to be completely dry, however afternoon humidity
will likely be lower than recently.

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IDZ102-103-271045-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
344 AM PDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ102...and 60 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....38-48.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ102...and 60 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ102...and 60 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-271045-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
444 AM MDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming north late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-271045-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
444 AM MDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........89-98 percent valleys and 83-93 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ107-271045-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
444 AM MDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-271045-
BITTERROOT-
444 AM MDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-271045-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
444 AM MDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance
  of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming northwest 5-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$



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