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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
455 AM MDT MON MAY 25 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A relatively dry morning will give way to an afternoon and
evening dominated by shower and thunderstorm development as a
storm system slowly moves over north central Idaho from the
northwest. The active shower and thunderstorm scenario will be
present each afternoon and evening through Thursday, however today
and Tuesday have the best chance for widespread wetting rain. The
rainfall is likely to keep daytime humidity fairly high. A
somewhat drier pattern may briefly be present next weekend,
however it will be shortlived as moist southwesterly flow develops
over the region.

Montana: A cold front will move across western Montana from the
northwest today, with a concentrated line of showers and
thunderstorms along the front. Wetting rains are likely today and
again Tuesday across the large swath of the region. Showers and
thunderstorms will be persist until at least Thursday, with slowly
diminishing chances of precipitation each day. A relatively drier
pattern appears to briefly develop next weekend, however the
southwesterly flow that immediately follows by late Sunday will
likely reintroduce thunderstorms to the area.


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IDZ102-103-261100-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
355 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ102...and 70 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....38-48.
* Max Humidity........89-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to
      5 mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ102...and 70 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ102...and 60 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-261100-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
455 AM MDT MON MAY 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph...then becoming
      variable less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in FWZ104...and 4 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-261100-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
455 AM MDT MON MAY 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in FWZ106...and 50 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........89-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in FWZ106...and 4 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in FWZ106...and 50 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-261100-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
455 AM MDT MON MAY 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Variable 1-3 mph becoming northwest up to 5
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-261100-
BITTERROOT-
455 AM MDT MON MAY 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to
      5 mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming northwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ110-111-261100-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
455 AM MDT MON MAY 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in FWZ110...and 30 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........89-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and thunderstorms
  likely.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to 10 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. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$



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