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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
314 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Scattered afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms will
continue today and Friday, though chances will begin to diminish
Friday. Afternoon humidity will remain relatively high during this
time. A ridge of high pressure will develop Friday through the
weekend, bringing warmer temperatures and slightly drier afternoon
humidities. A threat of afternoon showers and thunderstorms will
continue through this period however. Stronger storms and higher
humidities will return for the first part of next week, along with
cooler temperatures.

Montana: Scattered afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms will
continue today and Friday, though chances will begin to diminish
for most areas Friday. Afternoon humidity will remain relatively
high during this time. A ridge of high pressure will develop
Friday through the weekend, bringing warmer temperatures and
slightly drier afternoon humidities. A threat of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms will continue through this period however.
Stronger storms and higher humidities will return for the first
part of next week, along with cooler temperatures.


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IDZ102-103-290915-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
214 AM PDT THU MAY 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.
  scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 50-60 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)...10 percent in FWZ102...and 40 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 38-48 ridges.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming east after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ102...and 40 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to 5
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Monday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-290915-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
314 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Scattered
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 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........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the
  evening. Scattered rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 40-50 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)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Cooler...cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65.
.Wednesday...Cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-290915-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
314 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Scattered
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming north 10-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in FWZ106...and 4 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........93-99 percent valleys and 86-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming east 5-15 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
  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 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-290915-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
314 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
  Scattered rain showers. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 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............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........87-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming east 5-15 mph in the
      late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
  Slight chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph becoming south up to 5
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 70-80. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ109-290915-
BITTERROOT-
314 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Scattered
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........42-52 percent valleys and 56-66 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. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent valleys and 95-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming east after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 34-44 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)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-290915-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
314 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely.
  thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 5-15 mph late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the
  evening. Scattered rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........94-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$



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