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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
338 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A ridge of high pressure will be the dominant feature over
the Northern Rockies for the next couple days, leading to above
normal temperatures for much of the week. Thermal belt development
is also expect the next several nights. A few
showers/thunderstorms could develop across Idaho county on Tuesday
afternoon, increasing in coverage by Wednesday afternoon. A
pattern change is still anticipated for the latter part of the
week into the weekend with cooler temperatures and showery
weather.

Montana: A ridge of high pressure will be the dominant feature
over the Northern Rockies for the next couple days, leading to
above normal temperatures for much of the week. Thermal belt
development is also expect the next several nights. A few
showers/thunderstorms could develop across western Montana on
Wednesday afternoon, increasing in coverage for Thursday. The
cooler and showery pattern is still anticipated to last Thursday
into this weekend.


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IDZ102-103-030945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
238 AM PDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming northwest up to 5
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-45 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming southeast in the
      late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-030945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
338 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming south in the late
      evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....78-88 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. North winds
10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-030945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
338 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming north up to 5
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 43-53 ridges.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming southeast in the
      late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. South winds
5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. North winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ107-030945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
338 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming northwest up to 5
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. North winds 10-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-030945-
Bitterroot-
338 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming north late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-35 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. North winds 10-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-030945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
338 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming north 5-10
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph becoming south after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 70-80. South winds
10-15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
60-70.

$$



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