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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
408 AM MDT Fri Sep 30 2016


.DISCUSSION...

After isolated showers this morning, thunderstorms will return to
southwest Montana this afternoon, though, showers and
thunderstorms cannot be ruled out in the rest of the region.
Today is the last above-average temperature day for a while, with
a cold front expected on Saturday. The wind forecast continues to
be increased with this front. There are fairly high chances for
rain on Saturday, but thereafter, the precipitation forecast
continues to trend drier.

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IDZ102-103-011015-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
308 AM PDT Fri Sep 30 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  30 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. Southeast winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-011015-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
408 AM MDT Fri Sep 30 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........89-97 percent valleys and 83-93 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ106-108-011015-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
408 AM MDT Fri Sep 30 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
60-70. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.

$$

MTZ107-011015-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
408 AM MDT Fri Sep 30 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
60-70. South winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65. Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ109-011015-
Bitterroot-
408 AM MDT Fri Sep 30 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........90-92 percent valleys and 70-80 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-011015-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
408 AM MDT Fri Sep 30 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers.
  Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy
  then becoming mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 76-86 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65. South winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Northwest winds 10-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$


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