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
415 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Clear skies with warm and dry conditions can be expected
throughout the area today. Temperatures will be slightly warmer
from what you saw yesterday. Light and variable winds will give
way to breezy westerly winds, especially in the unsheltered
regions.  A weak system will swing through the region tomorrow,
mainly spreading cloud cover.

Montana: Clear skies with warm and dry conditions can be expected
throughout western Montana today. Temperatures will be slightly
warmer from what we saw yesterday. Light and variable winds will
give way to westerly winds, gusting up to 20-25 mph this
afternoon. A weak system will swing through the region tomorrow,
mainly spreading cloud cover, with the exception of the higher
terrain along the Continental Divide where light valley rain
showers and mountain snow is expected. We will see a wind change
from westerly to northerly during the day on Saturday as well.


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IDZ102-103-181015-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming southwest
      early in the afternoon...then becoming west 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.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent valleys and 80-90 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....63-73 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ104-105-181015-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest 10-20
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........91-100 percent valleys and 81-91 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers likely. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph early in
      the afternoon...then increasing to 5-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming north in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ104...and 30 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ106-108-181015-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 58-68 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 southwest 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent valleys and 78-88 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40.
Highs 55-65. East winds 10-20 mph.
.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. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ107-181015-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming southeast
      late in the morning...then becoming southwest early in the
      afternoon increasing to west 10-15 mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-181015-
Bitterroot-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming east late in the
      morning...then becoming southwest 5-10 mph 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........80-90 percent valleys and 74-84 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and snow showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph early in
      the afternoon...then increasing to 10-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-181015-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
415 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming southeast early
      in the afternoon...then becoming northwest 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........73-83 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming southwest after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  chance of snow showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming north 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 25-35. Highs 55-65. North winds
10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$




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