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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
338 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: An active, cool and wet weather pattern will continue to bring
periods of low elevation rain and mountain snow through Thursday.
Wetting rains look likely, particularly today into tonight. A slight
drying and warming trend will begin Friday, as high pressure builds
along the west coast, likely lingering into early next week.

Montana: An active, cool and wet weather pattern will continue to bring
periods of low elevation rain and mountain snow through Friday. Wetting
rains look likely, particularly today into tonight. A drying trend will
begin across NW MT Friday, though wetting rains will continue to be
possible in SW MT. High pressure builds along the west coast late this
weekend, causing a slow warming trend and drier conditions into next
week.

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IDZ102-103-210945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
238 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain and snow. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 1 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Min Temperature.....28-38.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent valleys and 93-100 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  80 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 38-48 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and snow. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ104-105-210945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
338 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........55-65 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........65-75 percent.
* 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)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and snow. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55. East winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ106-108-210945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
338 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........89-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow
  likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 63-73 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)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and snow. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55. East winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ107-210945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
338 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow in the morning. Rain.
  Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Snow level
  5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 96 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the morning.
  Chance of rain. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 63-73 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)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and snow. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-210945-
Bitterroot-
338 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain and snow. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........57-67 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow. Snow level 6000
  feet.
* Min Temperature.....23-33.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and snow. Lows 30-40. Highs
40-50. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
25-35. Highs 40-50. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-210945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
338 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the morning,
  then rain, snow showers likely and scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph increasing to southwest 20-30
      mph in the late morning and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 40 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain likely and isolated
  thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of snow showers. Slight
  chance of rain showers after midnight. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....20-30.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Snow likely in the afternoon.
  Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........48-58 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming northwest late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.FRIDAY...Cloudy with snow showers and rain showers likely. Lows 30-40.
Highs 35-45. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 40-50. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 45-55.

$$



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