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
531 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A strong jet over the region will bring very strong ridge top
winds today with gusts of 50-60 mph possible through this afternoon.
Rain and high elevation snow will continue through this morning and will
gradually begin to taper off this afternoon. High pressure will begin to
build over the region on Monday and will bring warmer and drier
afternoons and some patchy fog in the mornings. A fast moving weather
system will bring some showers to the area Wednesday night. Starting
Thursday, warmer and drier weather will return through the weekend as
high pressure develops over the West Coast.

Montana: A strong jet over the region will bring very strong ridge top
winds today with gusts of 50-60 mph possible through this afternoon.
Rain and high elevation snow will continue through this morning and will
gradually begin to taper off late this afternoon. High pressure will
begin to build over the region on Monday and will bring warmer and drier
afternoons and some patchy fog in the mornings. A fast moving cold front
will bring an increase in northeast winds and snow to the mountains near
the Continental Divide Wednesday afternoon and night. Starting Friday,
warmer and drier weather will return through the weekend as high
pressure develops over the West Coast.


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IDZ102-103-231145-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
431 AM PDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........63-73 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 30-40 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  100 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers. Chance of snow showers after midnight.
  Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........94-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph becoming downslope/downvalley
      5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-35 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  30 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent valleys and 54-64 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.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65. South winds 10-20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55. North winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-231145-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
531 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain. Snow in the afternoon. Snow level 6500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 20-30 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 40-50 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy
  then becoming mostly cloudy. Snow showers and chance of rain
  showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........90-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-40 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Kootenai...and 30 percent in
  the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........48-58 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain likely. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow and rain. Lows
25-35. Highs 35-45. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 20-30. Highs 40-50.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55.

$$

MTZ106-108-231145-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
531 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....40-50.
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 30-45 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in the West Lolo...and 80 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........87-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph early
      in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 30-40 mph decreasing to 15-25 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent valleys and 55-65 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.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 30-40. Highs
55-65. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with rain likely and slight chance of
snow. Lows 25-35. Highs 35-45. North winds 10-20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ107-231145-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
531 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........43-53 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 40-50 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........89-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-40 mph decreasing to 15-25 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 51-61 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.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Diurnal
terrain winds to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain likely. Patchy fog. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65. South winds 20-30 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and snow. Lows
30-40. Highs 40-50. North winds 20-30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ109-231145-
Bitterroot-
531 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain. Snow in the afternoon. Snow
  level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........52-62 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 35-45 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
  likely. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........88-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 30-40 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 47-57 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.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 30-40. Highs
55-65. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with rain likely and slight chance of
snow. Lows 25-35. Highs 35-45. North winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ110-111-231145-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
531 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and chance of snow
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 25-35 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 30-45 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 10 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy
  then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow
  showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 20-30 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 35-45 mph decreasing to 20-30 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 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.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow and rain. Lows
25-35. Highs 35-45. North winds 15-25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 20-30. Highs 45-55.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.

$$



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