Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
347 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...Cold front to bring strong winds on Wednesday...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Today will be the warmest and driest day of the week as high
pressure begins to break down over the region. A strong cold front will
move through the area early Wednesday morning, bringing gusty southwest
to west winds. Cooler and showery conditions are expected through at
least Friday. A warming and drying trend looks possible late this
weekend into early next week.

Montana: Today will be the warmest and driest day of the week as high
pressure begins to break down over the region. A strong cold front will
move through northwest/west-central Montana early Wednesday morning and
southwest Montana by mid day Wednesday. Gusty southwest to west winds
could exceed 40 mph at times, especially near the Continental Divide and
across southwest Montana. Cooler and showery conditions are expected
through at least Friday. A warming and drying trend looks possible late
this weekend into early next week.

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IDZ102-103-241000-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
247 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges .
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges .
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph decreasing to 10-15 mph in
      the late afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 10-20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ104-105-241000-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
347 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges .
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges .
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph increasing to 30-45 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 40-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 20-30 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 40-50 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds
25-35 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-241000-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
347 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 68-78 ridges .
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 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)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon.
  Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-55 ridges .
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 20-35 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 35-45 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds
20-30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ107-241000-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
347 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges .
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges .
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph increasing to southwest 20-35
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 30-40 mph decreasing to 20-35 mph late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-241000-
Bitterroot-
347 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges .
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges .
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, slight chance of
thunderstorms and snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. West winds
20-30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast
winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ110-111-241000-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
347 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges .
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....53-63.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 20-30 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 30-40 mph decreasing to 20-35 mph late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
Northwest winds 20-30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers, slight chance of
rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast
winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.

$$



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