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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
449 AM MDT WED MAY 6 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho:
Northerly winds today will keep temperatures near normal with
slightly lower humidities. There has been a change to the
forecast to bring chances for precipitation into Idaho 102 and
103 beginning late this afternoon. These higher chances will
mainly be late this evening and overnight resulting in light rain
into Thursday morning. North and east winds will be common through
the rest of the week and it still looks like moisture will be
limited in Idaho through the end of the week.

Montana:
After the overnight wetting rains in Beaverhead/Deerlodge
and cool morning temperatures elsewhere, temperatures will warm to
near normal today with increased northerly winds common. Showers
and thunderstorms will return to southwest Montana this afternoon
and now look to expand farther north towards Missoula late this
evening and overnight. A few showers may make their way into
northwest Montana overnight but confidence is low for any rain up
north. The best chances for wetting rains will remain through
southwest Montana today and Thursday.


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IDZ102-103-071100-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
349 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms...isolated rain showers and snow showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph becoming northwest early
      in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ102...and 20 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Friday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. North winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75. East winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-071100-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
449 AM MDT WED MAY 6 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and snow
  showers in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........63-73 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming northwest 5-10
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 15-25 mph becoming east 10-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. East winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-071100-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
449 AM MDT WED MAY 6 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and snow
  showers in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming north 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming north in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain
  showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........63-73 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. East winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ107-071100-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
449 AM MDT WED MAY 6 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........51-61 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph becoming 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............North 10-15 mph increasing to east 20-30 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 20-30 mph decreasing to 10-15 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-071100-
BITTERROOT-
449 AM MDT WED MAY 6 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers with
  possible thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming northwest 5-10
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. East winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-071100-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
449 AM MDT WED MAY 6 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance
  of rain showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers and rain showers likely. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 38-48 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
60-70.

$$



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