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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
453 AM MDT Fri Apr 18 2014


.DISCUSSION...After the rain and cold front passage last night,
today will have showers and gusty west winds up to 40 mph. Best
chances for showers are going to be through northwest Montana into
this afternoon.

High pressure will build in overnight tonight so any lingering
showers are anticipated to dissipate through the evening. Saturday
will start off with clear skies followed by warm afternoon
temperatures and lowered RHs. Cloud cover is going to increase
through the afternoon ahead of the next disturbance. The cold
front is still on track to pass overnight. Cooler temperature and
higher RHs can be expected for Sunday.

Confidence is fairly high for warmer temperatures under high
pressure on Monday, but this will be short lived and replaced by
a wet and robust weather system Tuesday through Wednesday.


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IDZ102-103-191100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
353 AM PDT Fri Apr 18 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely.
  scattered snow showers and isolated rain showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ102...and 50 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent valleys and 75-85 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      after midnight...then becoming southwest early in the
      morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph increasing to southwest
      10-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 55-65. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and
chance of rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-191100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
453 AM MDT Fri Apr 18 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  morning. Snow showers with rain showers likely. Snow level 4000
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of snow showers and slight chance of rain showers. Snow
  level 3500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph
      late in the evening...then becoming downslope/downvalley 5-10
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-35 mph becoming southwest 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ104...and 20 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 50-60. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ106-108-191100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
453 AM MDT Fri Apr 18 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and scattered rain
  showers. Snow level 4500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ106...and 1 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in FWZ106...and 30 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph in the
      late evening and early morning...then becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph increasing to 10-15
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
likely. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ107-191100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
453 AM MDT Fri Apr 18 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely. Snow
  level 4000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler...cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers
likely. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ109-191100-
Bitterroot-
453 AM MDT Fri Apr 18 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and scattered rain
  showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-15 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph increasing to southwest
      10-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of snow showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Rain showers likely. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. South
winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Snow showers and rain showers
likely. Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 40-50.

$$

MTZ110-111-191100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
453 AM MDT Fri Apr 18 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance
  of rain showers. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph late
      in the evening...then becoming south after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. South winds
10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Snow showers and rain showers
likely. Lows 30-40. Highs 40-50.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 40-50.

$$

Kitsmiller








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