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
426 AM MDT TUE APR 28 2015

...Thermal belts active during the next 24 hours...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Unseasonably warm temperatures are expected today with
minimum RH`s generally in the 20s...teens in the Salmon River
valley. A relatively dry Pacific cold front will cause highs to
be 10 to 15 degrees cooler and bring more clouds into the area
Wednesday, along with breezy winds over the Clearwaters.

Extended: Westerly flow will keep the region warmer with a low
chance for precipitation into next weekend.

Montana: After a very warm & dry day, thermal belts will be
possible tonight with better RH recoveries in the valleys. A
relatively dry cold front will bring gusty winds, mountain
showers, and cooler temperatures Wednesday. A few thunderstorms
with gusty winds are possible in the Deerlodge and Beaverhead
Districts.

Extended: Warm, breezy with below normal chances for
precipitation into next weekend.


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IDZ102-103-291030-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
326 AM PDT TUE APR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ104-105-291030-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
426 AM MDT TUE APR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

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

$$

MTZ106-108-291030-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
426 AM MDT TUE APR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to west 20-30
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds
15-25 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-291030-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
426 AM MDT TUE APR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 16-26 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. West winds
15-25 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ109-291030-
BITTERROOT-
426 AM MDT TUE APR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 15-25 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph increasing to west 20-30
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds 15-25 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-291030-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
426 AM MDT TUE APR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to west 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds 15-25 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70.

$$



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