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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A warming and drying trend will continue through Friday as weak
high pressure builds over the region. A few showers will be possible
this afternoon, mainly south of Highway 12, but by Friday sunshine is
expected. A strong cold front on Saturday will drop temperatures, bring
a chance for showers and most importantly, bring breezy southwest to
west winds Saturday/Saturday evening. Drier weather will return for
Sunday.

Montana: A warming and drying trend will continue through Friday as weak
high pressure builds over the region. A few showers will be possible
this afternoon, mainly south of Highway 12, while areas north of Highway
12 should see generally sunny skies. Sunshine is expected area wide
Friday. A strong cold front on Saturday will drop temperatures, bring a
chance for showers and most importantly, bring breezy southwest to west
winds Saturday/Saturday evening. Drier weather will return for Sunday.

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IDZ102-103-200945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
242 AM PDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 77-87 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph until early morning becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds 15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ104-105-200945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming southwest
      5-10 mph in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 30-40 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
25-35 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 25-35. Highs 55-65.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ106-108-200945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 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.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. West winds 20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ107-200945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming north up to 5 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........89-92 percent valleys and 81-91 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming south after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 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.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-200945-
Bitterroot-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 22-32 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 6500
  feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 85-95 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 21-31 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.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 50-60. West winds 20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-200945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
342 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
  Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and snow showers. Patchy dense fog
  after midnight. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph until early morning becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 50-60. West winds 15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$


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