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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
331 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Showers will be on the increase later this morning and
continuing into this afternoon, especially over higher terrain.
Other areas will see cloudiness, supporting high RHs and cool
temperatures. A second system will bring a chance for rain and
snow tonight especially along the MT/ID border with up to 0.25" in
the higher terrain. Drying is expected later Sunday.

Above normal temperatures and dry conditions are expected to
return for the first half of next week.

Montana: Showers will develop across northwest & southwest
Montana by this afternoon. Some places may pick up several
hundredths of rain while others stay dry. A wetter system develops
tonight bringing around a tenth of an inch of precipitation across
northwest Montana west of the Flathead/Mission Valleys, and a
quarter to half-inch of precipitation in the form of rain or snow
from the MT/ID border to southwest Montana. Drying expected by
Sunday evening.

Above normal temperatures and dry conditions are expected to
return for the first half of next week.


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IDZ102-103-260945-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
231 AM PDT SAT APR 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Showers likely. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming northwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-35 ridges.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent valleys and 82-92 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ102...and 70 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow
  level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 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 in FWZ102...and 20 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds
10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.
.Friday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-260945-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
331 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow
  level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 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)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow
  level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent valleys and 87-93 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow
  level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph increasing to
      southwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ106-108-260945-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
331 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow
  level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 38-48 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.................2 in FWZ106...and 1 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ106...and 10 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent valleys and 82-92 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 38-48 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ106...and 40 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.
.Friday...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ107-260945-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
331 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Snow
  level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent.
* 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)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 88-98 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph early in the
      evening becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph...then becoming
      variable less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Monday...Warmer. Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Southwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-260945-
BITTERROOT-
331 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Chance of showers. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers and rain showers. Snow level
  5500 feet potentially reaching 4000 feet south of Darby.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 88-97 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers with rain showers likely. Snow
  level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.
.Friday...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-260945-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
331 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers and
  rain showers. isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level
  5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Showers likely. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph increasing to 5-15
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ110...and 2 in FWZ111.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in FWZ110...and 40 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers and rain showers. Snow level
  5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 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)...50 percent.

.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 30-40. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70.

$$



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