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FNUS55 KMSO 020953  
FWFMSO  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WRN MONTANA AND N CNTRL IDAHO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT  
353 AM MDT THU NOV 2 2017  
 
...THIS WILL BE THE LAST FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST OF THE  
SEASON...  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
IDAHO: RAIN WITH SNOW ABOVE 4,000 FEET WILL FALL IN THE CLEARWATER N.F.  
TODAY WITH LESS ACTIVITY FURTHER SOUTH. PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME  
WIDESPREAD ON FRIDAY LASTING INTO EARLY SATURDAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOW IS  
EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS, WITH VALLEY RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND A HALF  
INCH. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP TO THE LOWER VALLEY ELEVATIONS ON FRIDAY  
NIGHT. ANOTHER WINTER STORM SYSTEM IS SET TO ARRIVE ON SUNDAY LASTING  
INTO MONDAY.  
 
MONTANA: SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS NORTHWEST MONTANA TODAY WITH  
OCCASIONAL PRECIPITATION FURTHER SOUTH. THE FOCUS OF THE WIDESPREAD  
PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT SOUTHWARD FRIDAY INTO EARLY SATURDAY,  
LEADING TO ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE WHOLE REGION.  
ANOTHER WINTER STORM SYSTEM IS SET TO ARRIVE ON SUNDAY LASTING INTO  
MONDAY.  
 
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IDZ102-103-031000-  
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-  
253 AM PDT THU NOV 2 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW  
LEVEL 4000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....43-53 VALLEYS AND 30-40 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........57-67 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 64-74 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTH 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW  
LEVEL 4000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-40.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........95-99 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHEAST 5-10 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTH 15-25 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...50 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SNOW AND RAIN. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45 VALLEYS AND 30-40 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-75 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 72-82 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTH 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...70 PERCENT IN THE PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON...AND  
90 PERCENT IN THE CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE.  
   
SATURDAY
 
SNOW. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 35-45. NORTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 35-45. SOUTHEAST  
WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 35-45. SOUTH WINDS  
5-10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 35-45.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 40-50.  
 

 
 
MTZ104-105-031000-  
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-  
353 AM MDT THU NOV 2 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....30-40 VALLEYS AND 20-25 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........58-68 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 75-85 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......EAST 10-20 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............EAST 15-25 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...90 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SNOW.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-25 VALLEYS AND 10-15 RIDGES.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........90-97 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......NORTHEAST 10-20 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............EAST 20-30 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...90 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....23-33 VALLEYS AND 15-25 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........53-63 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 69-79 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......NORTHEAST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............EAST 15-25 MPH DECREASING TO 10-15 MPH LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...20 PERCENT IN THE KOOTENAI...AND 70 PERCENT  
IN THE FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK.  
   
SATURDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 10-20. HIGHS  
25-35. NORTH WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 20-30. NORTHEAST  
WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 10-20. HIGHS 25-35.  
NORTHEAST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 15-25.  
HIGHS 30-40.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 35-45.  
 

 
 
MTZ106-108-031000-  
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-  
353 AM MDT THU NOV 2 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....30-40.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 68-78 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTH 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...80 PERCENT IN THE WEST LOLO...AND 30 PERCENT  
IN THE EAST LOLO.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-30.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........93-98 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......EAST 5-10 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHEAST 10-20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...90 PERCENT IN THE WEST LOLO...AND 30 PERCENT  
IN THE EAST LOLO.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....25-35.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 72-82 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......EAST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHEAST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...70 PERCENT.  
   
SATURDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 25-35.  
NORTH WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 25-35. SOUTHEAST  
WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 25-35. EAST WINDS  
5-10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 15-25.  
HIGHS 30-40.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 35-45.  
 

 
 
MTZ107-031000-  
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-  
353 AM MDT THU NOV 2 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40 VALLEYS AND 25-30 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........69-79 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......NORTHEAST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHEAST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...70 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........93-96 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......NORTHEAST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHEAST 10-20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...80 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40 VALLEYS AND 25-30 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........62-72 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 71-81 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......NORTHEAST 10-20 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............EAST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...60 PERCENT.  
   
SATURDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 30-40. NORTH  
WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 30-40. EAST WINDS  
5-10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 30-40. NORTHEAST  
WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 20-30.  
HIGHS 30-40.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 40-50.  
 

 
 
MTZ109-031000-  
BITTERROOT-  
353 AM MDT THU NOV 2 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. CHANCE OF RAIN  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45 VALLEYS AND 30-35 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........42-52 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 59-69 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.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.  
SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........91-96 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTH 5-10 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTH 10-20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45 VALLEYS AND 30-35 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........58-68 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 67-77 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......BECOMING 5-15 MPH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTH 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...80 PERCENT.  
   
SATURDAY
 
SNOW. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 30-40. NORTHWEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 30-40.  
SOUTH WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 30-40. SOUTH WINDS  
5-10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 15-25.  
HIGHS 30-40.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 40-50.  
 

 
 
MTZ110-111-031000-  
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-  
353 AM MDT THU NOV 2 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....30-40.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........58-68 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 64-74 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.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........92-96 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 84-94 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTH 5-10 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN  
THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-45 VALLEYS AND 30-35 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........57-67 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 69-79 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTH 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...60 PERCENT IN THE DEERLODGE/WEST  
BEAVERHEAD...AND 40 PERCENT IN THE EAST BEAVERHEAD.  
   
SATURDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 30-40. WEST  
WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 25-35.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 30-40.  
SOUTH WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS  
30-40.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS  
35-45.  
 

 
 
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