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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
339 AM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A dry cold front today will cause very windy conditions today.
Most areas won`t receive any rain with this front, and nowhere in
central Idaho is a wetting rain expected with this front. The next
weather system expected is Sunday night into Monday, and much of central
Idaho and west central Montana will have a lot of cloud cover Sunday
afternoon through Monday as the system moves south of the region. The
middle and end of next week currently look good for potential prescribed
burn opportunities with warm, dry days and cool nights. Mild thermal
belts will start to develop for the end of the week. There is a
thunderstorm potential next weekend.

Montana: A dry cold front today will cause very windy conditions today,
especially in northwest Montana. Most areas won`t receive any rain with
this front, and nowhere in western Montana is a wetting rain expected
with this front. The next weather system expected is Sunday night into
Monday, and it will mainly affect southwest Montana with rain and snow.
Much of west central Montana will have a lot of cloud cover Sunday
afternoon through Monday. The middle and end of next week currently look
good for potential prescribed burn opportunities with warm, dry days
and cool nights. Mild thermal belts will start to develop for the end of
the week.


IDZ102-103-220945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
239 AM PDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph increasing to 20-30 mph in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming northwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-220945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
339 AM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph increasing to west 30-45
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....20-30.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph becoming south 5-10 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 30-40 mph becoming southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 50-60. Northeast 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. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-220945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
339 AM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 6000
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 43-53 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to west 20-30
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph becoming west 20-35 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-35 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast 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. South winds
5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ107-220945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
339 AM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to west 20-30
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to west 30-40
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph becoming south 5-10 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-35 mph becoming southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. South winds
5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-220945-
Bitterroot-
339 AM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to west 20-30
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 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......West 5-15 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph becoming southwest up to 5
      mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Warmer. Mostly clear. Lows 25-35. Highs 60-70. East winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. South winds
5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-220945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
339 AM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-20 mph in the late morning
      and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to west 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph becoming northwest 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph in the
      late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with snow and rain. Lows 30-40. Highs
40-50. North winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds
5-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. South winds
5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70.

$$


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