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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
415 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho...An area of light rain and high elevation snow will remain
over Western portions of central Idaho this morning, becoming more
widespread for the afternoon. Expect isolated lightning strikes
closer to the Montana border. Showers will linger for Saturday,
but will be reduced from today. On Sunday, a slow warming and
drying trend will develop and last through mid-week. A threat of
showers returns for the end of next work week.

Montana...A few light showers this morning will change to
increasing showers for the afternoon, with isolated weak
thunderstorms. Scattered showers will linger through tonight and
Saturday. Easterly winds will spread across the area beginning
Saturday night and last through Sunday. A slow warming and drying
trend will be over the area through mid week, with an increasing
threat of showers returning for late in the work week.

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IDZ102-103-301015-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
315 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain and snow in the morning...then
  rain showers and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........61-71 percent valleys and 73-83 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)...90 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  70 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of snow
  showers after midnight. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 30-40 ridges.
* Max Humidity........90-98 percent valleys and 96-99 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........46-56 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. East winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-301015-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow in the
  morning...then chance of rain showers and snow showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 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 up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........92-98 percent valleys and 86-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-301015-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain in the
  morning...then chance of rain showers and snow showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming west late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance of
  snow showers after midnight. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........92-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 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........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. East winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ107-301015-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow in the
  morning...then slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
  Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming west late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........93-97 percent valleys and 91 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming northeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 70-80. East winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-301015-
Bitterroot-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain in the
  morning...then snow showers likely with possible rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........42-52 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of
  rain showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........91-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. East winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-301015-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous snow showers.
  Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........46-56 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance
  of rain showers. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........89-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........42-52 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. East winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. South winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.

$$



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