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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
435 AM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho:
Weak high pressure today and Monday will bring a continuation of
warm and dry conditions and terrain driven winds. Changes will
arrive on Tuesday starting with the passage of a cold front.
Cooler temperatures and increased chances for precipitation can be
expected for the rest of the week.

Montana:
Poor overnight mid and high terrain recoveries and low daytime
humidities can be expected under high pressure both today and
Monday. Winds are expected to be lighter today than in previous
days. A cold front will pass on Tuesday with gusty winds and a
chance for showers and thunderstorms through southwest Montana.
Cooler temperatures and increase precipitation chances are
expected for the rest of the week especially through southwest
Montana.


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IDZ102-103-041045-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
335 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-18 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming south in the
      late morning and early afternoon...then becoming northwest
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....33-43.
* Max Humidity........63-73 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming northwest up to 5
      mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 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.

.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. North
winds 10-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-041045-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
435 AM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........61-71 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming north late in the
      evening...then becoming southeast up to 5 mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming west 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast
winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers...slight chance of rain
showers and thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers...slight chance of
rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ106-108-041045-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
435 AM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming southwest in the
      late morning and early afternoon...then becoming northwest
      5-10 mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........62-72 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to 5
      mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-17 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. North
winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ107-041045-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
435 AM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to
      5 mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. North
winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers...slight chance of rain
showers and thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ109-041045-
BITTERROOT-
435 AM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming southwest in
      the late morning and early afternoon...then becoming
      northwest 5-10 mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........61-71 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph until early morning becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-17 percent valleys and 14-24 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.

.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northwest
winds 5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. North
winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-041045-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
435 AM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming west 5-15 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming northeast 5-10
      mph late in the evening...then becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
Northwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Thursday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$



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