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
353 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Showers will continue to be present across the Northern Rockies through
this evening. Despite relatively low chances of wetting rains for much
of area, humidity for even low elevations will remain higher than 40
percent this afternoon. Saturday will be a mostly dry day, however
cloudiness is not expected to diminish much. Rain chances increase once
again by early Sunday and continue through Monday. Relatively speaking,
Sunday has a higher chance of wetting than Monday. There is a modest
chance that both Wednesday and Thursday will be mostly dry across much
of the region.


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IDZ102-103-291000-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
253 AM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous snow showers and rain
  showers. Snow level 3500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  40 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........90-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges .
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming southwest 5-10
      mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows 40-50.
Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. West winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-291000-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
353 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous snow showers and
  scattered rain showers. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........93-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
  Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 53-63 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)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Cloudy with snow showers likely and chance of rain showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
isolated thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers, snow showers and
isolated thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ106-108-291000-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
353 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........48-58 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........90-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 43-53 ridges .
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Cloudy with snow showers likely and chance of rain showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. West winds 10-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-291000-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
353 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-40 ridges .
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-30 ridges .
* Max Humidity........94-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 39-49 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)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-291000-
Bitterroot-
353 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers.
  Scattered rain showers in the afternoon. Snow level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges .
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35 valleys and 20-25 ridges .
* Max Humidity........90-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 28-38 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)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-291000-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
353 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers.
  Scattered rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 33-43 ridges .
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges .
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of snow
  showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....20-30.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges .
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 37-47 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 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 2 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Northwest winds 5-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$



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