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
337 AM MDT Wed Apr 25 2018


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Continued warm and dry pattern through Friday with 10 to 20
degree above normal high temperatures. Friday will be the warmest day.
Winds will become more easterly tonight through Thursday...couldn`t rule
out a few ridge-top locations seeing between 10 and 20 mph winds over
central Idaho. A cold front will move into the Nez Perce NF and Camas
Prairie areas Friday night (or by Saturday morning) to bring higher
humidity, clouds, breezy westerly winds, a chance for showers and maybe
a thunderstorm. The chance for wetting rains increases substantially by
Sunday into Monday with an incoming Pacific closed low pressure system.

Montana: A weak weather disturbance will spread middle to high clouds
over western Montana this morning into the afternoon hours, but clearing
is expected by tonight. Also a north to east wind gradient will develop
by this afternoon which will bring 10 to 20 mph winds on ridge-tops
into tonight while some valley canyon locations will feel less. Continue
to see low daytime humidity, warm/dry thermal belt action and good
humidity recovery valleys at night through Friday. After the warmest day
occurring on Friday, a cold front on Saturday will bring a chance for
showers with relatively higher afternoon humidity levels than what will
occur this week. The chance for wetting rains increases greatly by
Sunday and Monday with an incoming Pacific closed low system.

IDZ102-103-260945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
237 AM PDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming east 10-20 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Northwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows 40-50. Highs
50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-260945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
337 AM MDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....63-73 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph becoming north 5-15 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 73-83 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming east 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ106-108-260945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
337 AM MDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....58-68.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming east 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph becoming northeast in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Diurnal
terrain winds to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ107-260945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
337 AM MDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming north 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....33-38.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph increasing to east 15-25 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 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........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy. Rain showers likely. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.

$$

MTZ109-260945-
Bitterroot-
337 AM MDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming east 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming northeast 10-20
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 75-85. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ110-111-260945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
337 AM MDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-15 mph becoming east 5-10 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....55-65.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain. Lows 35-45. Highs
65-75. Southeast winds 5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with rain showers with possible snow
and thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. South winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance of snow. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$


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