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
428 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Expect well above normal temperatures and low RH values today and Friday.
A weak pressure gradient will result in some easterly winds,
predominately at higher elevations exposed to an easterly wind.

Montana: Expect well above normal temperatures and low RH values today
and Friday. A weak pressure gradient along the divide will result in an
increase of easterly winds. Gusts of 10-20 mph are possible today,
especially in areas favored or receptive to an east wind.

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IDZ102-103-271030-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
328 AM PDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Light and variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys, 50-60 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 68-78 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Light and Variable.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. West winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Rain and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50.
Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
45-55. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Cloudy. Chance of rain and mountain snow showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and mountain snow showers
and slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-271030-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
428 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler, rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with rain and snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain  and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ106-108-271030-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
428 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....68-78.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Light and Variable.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 60-70. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Cloudy with rain and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with rain and snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 45-55.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ107-271030-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
428 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 15-25 mph becoming north 10-20 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Cloudy with rain. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. West winds
5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ109-271030-
Bitterroot-
428 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Light and Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. South winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Cloudy with rain, snow and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with rain and snow. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West
winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-271030-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
428 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........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 late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55. South winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow and rain. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$





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