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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
442 AM MDT MON MAY 4 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho:
Today is going to be another warm day with low humidities. There
will be a few showers possible this afternoon and again overnight
ahead of the next cold front. The cold front will pass during
Tuesday. While the weather pattern is going to change behind the
cold front to cooler and more unsettled, Idaho looks to mostly be
missed by majority of the rain this week. Breezy and cooler
conditions will dominate the middle through the end of the week.

Montana:
After another morning of poor mid-slope and terrain recoveries,
low afternoon humidity values can be expected. Ahead of Tuesday`s
cold front, a few showers will be possible this evening through
tonight. The best chance for measurable precipitation tonight will
be through northwest Montana. The cold front will pass on Tuesday
with gusty winds and thunderstorms along the divide and through
southwest Montana in the afternoon and evening. The rest of the
week will be breezy and cooler with chances for showers. Southwest
Montana has the best chance for wetting rains through this week.


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IDZ102-103-051045-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
342 AM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-18 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph becoming west 5-10
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming north late in the
      evening...then becoming northwest 5-15 mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers...slight chance
of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds
10-15 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 with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
60-70. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
60-70.

$$

MTZ104-105-051045-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
442 AM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

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

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph...then becoming variable less
      than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers...slight chance
of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. 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 with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ106-108-051045-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
442 AM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 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 cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph becoming south 5-10
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ106...and 0 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ106...and 3 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

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

$$

MTZ107-051045-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
442 AM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late 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.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph becoming
      variable less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      late in the evening...then becoming west 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65. East winds 5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ109-051045-
BITTERROOT-
442 AM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 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.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph...then becoming
      variable less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming northeast late in
      the evening...then becoming southwest 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northwest
winds 10-20 mph.
.Thursday...Snow showers likely with possible rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ110-111-051045-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
442 AM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated 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.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph...then becoming south
      5-10 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming east late in the
      evening...then becoming south after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming west 10-20 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

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

$$



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