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FNUS55 KMSO 250957  
FWFMSO  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WRN MONTANA AND N CNTRL IDAHO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT  
357 AM MDT TUE APR 25 2017  
 
   
DISCUSSION
 
THERE WILL BE BREAKS IN SHOWER ACTIVITY TODAY, BUT CLOUD  
COVER WILL DOMINATE WITH THE HIGHEST COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO BE THIS  
AFTERNOON WITH A PASSING WEATHER DISTURBANCE. WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN  
REMAINS IN THE FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY. SNOW LEVELS LOWER ON THURSDAY AND  
FRIDAY WITH SNOW POSSIBLE AS LOW AS 2500 FEET. SATURDAY MAINTAINS THE  
DRIER FORECAST, BUT THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE CHANGE TO THE OVERALL ACTIVE  
AND WET WEATHER PATTERN SUNDAY THROUGH NEXT WEEK.  
 
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IDZ102-103-261000-  
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-  
257 AM PDT TUE APR 25 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS AND  
SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-60 VALLEYS AND 40-50 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........49-59 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 58-68 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 5-10 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS WITH SNOW SHOWERS  
LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL 6000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-43.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........93-99 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 87-97 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...70 PERCENT IN THE PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON...AND  
50 PERCENT IN THE CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL  
5500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55 VALLEYS AND 40-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........70-80 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH INCREASING TO 10-20 MPH  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...90 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 35-45.  
HIGHS 40-50. WEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 30-40.  
HIGHS 45-55. WEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW  
SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 50-60. NORTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS  
35-45. HIGHS 50-60.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS  
35-45. HIGHS 50-60.  
 

 
 
MTZ104-105-261000-  
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-  
357 AM MDT TUE APR 25 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW  
SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW  
LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55 VALLEYS AND 35-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........52-62 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 60-70 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-10 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1 IN THE KOOTENAI...AND 2 IN THE  
FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...50 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS  
LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-35.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........95-98 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTH 5-10 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...50 PERCENT.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-55 VALLEYS AND 40-45 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)...70 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40.  
HIGHS 40-50. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 30-40.  
HIGHS 40-50. WEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55.  
 

 
 
MTZ106-108-261000-  
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-  
357 AM MDT TUE APR 25 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND  
SNOW SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55 VALLEYS AND 40-50 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1 IN THE WEST LOLO...AND 2 IN THE EAST LOLO.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...20 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND  
SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-35.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........88-98 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-10 MPH BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5  
MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...40 PERCENT IN THE WEST LOLO...AND 20 PERCENT  
IN THE EAST LOLO.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL 5500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55 VALLEYS AND 40-50 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 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)...80 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40.  
HIGHS 40-50. WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 30-40.  
HIGHS 40-50. WEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW  
SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55. NORTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
35-45. HIGHS 45-55.  
 

 
 
MTZ107-261000-  
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-  
357 AM MDT TUE APR 25 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND  
NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60 VALLEYS AND 40-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-65 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW  
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-45 VALLEYS AND 25-30 RIDGES .  
* MAX HUMIDITY........93-97 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTH 5-10 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. RAIN  
SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55 VALLEYS AND 40-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........59-69 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)...70 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 35-45.  
HIGHS 45-55. WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 30-40.  
HIGHS 45-55. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 50-60. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS. LOWS 35-45. HIGHS 50-60.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS  
LIKELY. LOWS 35-45. HIGHS 50-60.  
 

 
 
MTZ109-261000-  
BITTERROOT-  
357 AM MDT TUE APR 25 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND  
SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60 VALLEYS AND 40-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........31-41 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 43-53 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 5-10 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...20 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND  
SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 6000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-35.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........83-93 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 91-95 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...20 PERCENT.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL 6000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60 VALLEYS AND 40-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........41-51 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 53-63 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)...80 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
COLDER. CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 40-50. WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 40-50.  
WEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 45-55. NORTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55.  
 

 
 
MTZ110-111-261000-  
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-  
357 AM MDT TUE APR 25 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND  
SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 6000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50 VALLEYS AND 35-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........48-58 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT IN THE DEERLODGE/WEST  
BEAVERHEAD...AND 30 PERCENT IN THE EAST BEAVERHEAD.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS, SNOW  
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SNOW LEVEL 6000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........88-94 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 82-92 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-10 MPH BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5  
MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS WITH SNOW SHOWERS  
LIKELY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW  
LEVEL 6000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-55 VALLEYS AND 40-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........39-49 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-60 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...50 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 40-50. WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS  
40-50. NORTHWEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS.  
LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 45-55. NORTH WINDS 5-15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS  
25-35. HIGHS 45-55.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55.  
 

 
 
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