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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
458 AM MDT Thu Apr 17 2014


.DISCUSSION...The next weather system in the active weather
pattern is going to begin spreading rain through the Idaho
panhandle and northwest Montana this morning. The rest of the
region will have warmer southerly winds today but added moisture
will keep RHs raised. Widespread rain, along with a cold front
passage, is on track for late this evening and overnight tonight.
Wetting rains are most likely through north central Idaho and
northwest Montana by Friday morning with modest chances in the
rest of western Montana. Showers and cooler temperatures will hang
around for Friday.

Confidence is high for warmer temperatures and lower RHs under high
pressure on Saturday, but there is now a disturbance to pass for
Saturday night that was not previously in the model guidance. The
cold front with this system has now changed the forecast to breezy
winds late in the day Saturday and through Sunday. Temperatures
Sunday are also going to be cooler.


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IDZ102-103-181100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
358 AM PDT Thu Apr 17 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the evening...then rain showers and
  snow showers after midnight. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph becoming west in the late
      evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph becoming west 10-15 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers. Chance of rain showers and snow showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph decreasing to
      upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ102...and 40 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. Southwest
winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of
rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ104-105-181100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
458 AM MDT Thu Apr 17 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain with snow likely. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in FWZ104...and 40 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the evening...then rain showers and
  snow showers after midnight. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........89-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  morning. Snow showers with rain showers likely. Snow level 4000
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-35 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 25-35 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Colder...cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of
rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50.

$$

MTZ106-108-181100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
458 AM MDT Thu Apr 17 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning.
  chance of rain. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 43-53 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the evening...then rain showers and
  snow showers after midnight. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph becoming west 5-10
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ106...and 70 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ106...and 1 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in FWZ106...and 20 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest
winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ107-181100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
458 AM MDT Thu Apr 17 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Chance of snow in the morning. rain likely.
  Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming southwest
      5-10 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain likely in the evening...then rain
  showers after midnight. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 25-30 ridges.
* Max Humidity........88-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph becoming southwest
      5-10 mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely. Snow
  level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest
winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65.
.Wednesday...Cooler...cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow
showers likely. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ109-181100-
Bitterroot-
458 AM MDT Thu Apr 17 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with chance of snow. Snow level
  6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Chance of rain in the evening...then rain
  showers and snow showers after midnight. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph becoming northwest 10-15
      mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Lows 25-35. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of
rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50.

$$

MTZ110-111-181100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
458 AM MDT Thu Apr 17 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50.

$$

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