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
503 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...Breezy today and afternoon thunderstorms in southwest MT...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho:
Cooler temperatures and increased winds are still expected today
with the passage of a cold front. Light showers will pass this
morning with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon near the ID/MT
border. It still appears that north central Idaho will mostly be
missed by any precipitation as the main weather system passes this
week. The main impacts from this system will be increased
northerly and easterly winds and temperatures back to normal.

Montana:
The passage of a cold front today will bring cooler temperatures,
breezy northwest winds, and thunderstorms along the divide and
through southwest Montana. The weather system will affect the
region for the majority of this week with northerly and easterly
winds common and high chances for showers and thunderstorms
through southwest Montana each day. The rest of western Montana
may see a few showers this week but now looks more likely to be
dry with normal temperatures.


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IDZ102-103-061115-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
403 AM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 33-43 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 3 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent valleys and 79-89 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 65-75. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-061115-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
503 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.
  scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and isolated thunderstorms. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  slight chance of rain showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

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

$$

MTZ106-108-061115-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
503 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.
  scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the late morning
      and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in FWZ106...and 4 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and isolated thunderstorms. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent valleys and 73-83 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 2 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming north 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming north in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. East winds 5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 60-70. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-061115-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
503 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ109-061115-
BITTERROOT-
503 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.
  scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming south 10-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of rain
  showers. Slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Snow level
  7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
  Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-061115-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
503 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Numerous rain showers. numerous thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....63-73 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Chance of rain showers. Chance of snow showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming north in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...Cooler. Cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$



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