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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
431 AM MDT THU OCT 23 2014

...THIS WILL BE THE LAST FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST OF
THE SEASON...

.DISCUSSION...A plume of subtropical moisture will produce
widespread precipitation today and tonight. Cool and breezy
conditions are also anticipated. A ridge of high pressure builds
back over the region late Friday into Saturday causing a warming
and drying trend. A significant system will move through the
region Sunday into Monday causing another round of widespread
precipitation.

This will be the last fire weather planning forecast of the
season, but spot forecasts are always available upon request.

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IDZ102-103-241045-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
431 AM MDT THU OCT 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph
      late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........63-73 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. Southeast winds 20-30 mph.
.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-241045-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
431 AM MDT THU OCT 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........61-71 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely. Chance of snow showers
  after midnight. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........95-100 percent valleys and 87-97 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  slight chance of rain showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 40-50.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ106-108-241045-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
431 AM MDT THU OCT 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........57-67 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ106...and 1 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  slight chance of rain showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........42-52 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65. Southeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55.

$$

MTZ107-241045-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
431 AM MDT THU OCT 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........46-56 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........87-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. Southeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
50-60. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
50-60.

$$

MTZ109-241045-
Bitterroot-
431 AM MDT THU OCT 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........43-53 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers likely. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........46-56 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. South winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ110-111-241045-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
431 AM MDT THU OCT 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........46-56 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. South winds
10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Colder. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers.
Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.

$$





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