Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
323 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Expect an increase in high clouds today with slightly
cooler temperatures as a weak disturbance influences the region.
Ridge winds will increase under northwest flow through this
evening. Conditions will become calmer for Sunday, and
temperatures will warm early next week as high pressure rebuilds.

Montana: Expect an increase in high clouds and cooler
temperatures, with light rain and snow showers mainly along the
Continental Divide today. North and east winds will increase
today, especially for exposed ridges. Conditions will become
calmer for Sunday, and temperatures will warm early next week as
high pressure rebuilds.


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IDZ102-103-190930-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
323 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 28-38 ridges.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent valleys and 81-91 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming southwest late in
      the morning...then becoming west 5-10 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

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

$$

MTZ104-105-190930-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
323 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ104...and 30 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent valleys and 78-88 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming west late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

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

$$

MTZ106-108-190930-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
323 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ106...and 20 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 77-87 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-20 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 10-20 mph becoming northeast 5-10 mph
      after midnight...then becoming south up to 5 mph early in the
      morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming west late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. South winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
60-70.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ107-190930-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
323 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 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)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 81-91 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 10-15 mph becoming east 5-10 mph after
      midnight...then becoming south up to 5 mph early in the
      morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ109-190930-
Bitterroot-
323 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph 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.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight...then becoming south up to 5 mph early in the
      morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming south late in the
      morning...then becoming northwest 5-10 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-190930-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
323 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 43-53 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming northeast 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 7000
  feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 10-15 mph becoming variable less than
      5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............North 10-20 mph becoming northeast 5-10 mph
      after midnight...then becoming south 5-15 mph early in the
      morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
  Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming south late in
      the morning...then becoming northwest in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$




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