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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
334 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Today will be the warmest and driest day we`ve seen so far this
week as high pressure briefly strengthens. A change is on the way for
Saturday as a cold front brings breezy southwest to west winds, some
light showers, and cooler temperatures. Rain and mountain snow will be
possible for southern districts Sunday night into Monday. Then another
warming and drying trend will begin for Tuesday into much of next week.

Montana: Today will be the warmest and driest day we`ve seen so far this
week as high pressure briefly strengthens. A change is on the way for
Saturday as a cold front brings breezy southwest to west winds, some
light showers, and cooler temperatures. The strongest winds are
anticipated across northwest Montana where gusts up to 45 mph are
possible. Rain and mountain snow will be possible across the Bitterroot
and Beaverhead/Deerlodge Sunday night into Monday. Then another warming
and drying trend will begin for Tuesday into much of next week.


IDZ102-103-210945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
234 AM PDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....33-43.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph becoming south
      5-10 mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph increasing to 20-30 mph late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  20 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. East winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-210945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
334 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph increasing to west 35-45
      mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds
25-35 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
50-60. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 25-35. Highs 55-65. East winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-210945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
334 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 29-39 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.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph becoming south
      5-10 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph early in the
      afternoon, then increasing to west 20-30 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-35 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

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

$$

MTZ107-210945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
334 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph early in the
      afternoon, then increasing to west 20-30 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph increasing to west 25-40
      mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

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

$$

MTZ109-210945-
Bitterroot-
334 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-22 percent valleys and 21-31 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and snow showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph increasing to west 20-30
      mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.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. Lows 25-35. Highs 50-60. East winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-210945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
334 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

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

$$



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