726  
FNUS55 KMSO 260955  
FWFMSO  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WRN MONTANA AND N CNTRL IDAHO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT  
355 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
WIDESPREAD WETTING RAINS AND SNOW ARE STILL IN THE  
FORECAST FOR TODAY. CLOUD COVER AND A TROUGH DEVELOPING OVER THE  
NORTHERN ROCKIES WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES 10 OR SO DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE  
THROUGH THE REST OF THE WORK WEEK. SNOW LEVELS DROP FROM ABOUT 5500 FT  
TODAY TO AROUND 3000 FEET OVERNIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS  
REMAIN LOW INTO FRIDAY, WITH SHOWERS CONTINUING UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING,  
WHEN A BRIEF 24-HR DRIER PERIOD BEGINS. PRECIPITATION RETURNS SUNDAY.  
 
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IDZ102-103-271000-  
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-  
255 AM PDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL  
5500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-55 VALLEYS AND 40-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........59-69 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 67-77 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...100 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.  
SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40 VALLEYS AND 25-35 RIDGES .  
* MAX HUMIDITY........88-98 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 15-25 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...80 PERCENT IN THE PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON...AND  
100 PERCENT IN THE CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL 3000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50 VALLEYS AND 35-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........56-66 PERCENT.  
* 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)...50 PERCENT IN THE PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON...AND  
70 PERCENT IN THE CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE.  
   
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55. WEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.  
LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 50-60. WEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS  
LIKELY. LOWS 35-45. HIGHS 50-60. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS  
35-45. HIGHS 50-60.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS. LOWS 35-45. HIGHS 50-60.  
 

 
 
MTZ104-105-271000-  
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-  
355 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50 VALLEYS AND 35-40 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-75 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...90 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40 VALLEYS AND 25-30 RIDGES .  
* MAX HUMIDITY........95-98 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-15 MPH INCREASING TO 20-30 MPH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...80 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL 3500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50 VALLEYS AND 35-40 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........57-67 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 66-76 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...80 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 40-50. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.  
LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS. LOWS 35-45. HIGHS 45-55. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF SNOW  
SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55.  
 

 
 
MTZ106-108-271000-  
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-  
355 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50 VALLEYS AND 38-48 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........58-68 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...90 PERCENT IN THE WEST LOLO...AND 70 PERCENT  
IN THE EAST LOLO.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-35.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........89-98 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH INCREASING TO 20-30 MPH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...70 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50 VALLEYS AND 30-40 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 10-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...50 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 30-40.  
HIGHS 45-55. WEST WINDS 5-15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.  
LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55. WEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS. LOWS 35-45. HIGHS 45-55. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF SNOW  
SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55.  
 

 
 
MTZ107-271000-  
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-  
355 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55 VALLEYS AND 40-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........53-63 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 60-70 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...80 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW SHOWERS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40 VALLEYS AND 25-30 RIDGES .  
* MAX HUMIDITY........93-96 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH INCREASING TO 20-30 MPH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...70 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW  
LEVEL 3500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55 VALLEYS AND 35-40 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........51-61 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 61-71 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...70 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 35-45.  
HIGHS 45-55. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.  
LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 50-60. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS  
LIKELY. LOWS 35-45. HIGHS 50-60. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS  
35-45. HIGHS 50-60.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
35-45. HIGHS 50-60.  
 

 
 
MTZ109-271000-  
BITTERROOT-  
355 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 6000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55 VALLEYS AND 40-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........39-49 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-60 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...90 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL  
5000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40 VALLEYS AND 25-30 RIDGES .  
* MAX HUMIDITY........82-92 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 91-93 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-10 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 20-30 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...90 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50 VALLEYS AND 35-40 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........33-43 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-55 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...50 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS  
25-35. HIGHS 40-50. WEST WINDS 5-15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS.  
LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 45-55. NORTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55.  
 

 
 
MTZ110-111-271000-  
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-  
355 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS SNOW  
SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW  
LEVEL 6000 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-55 VALLEYS AND 35-45 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........38-48 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 53-63 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...70 PERCENT IN THE DEERLODGE/WEST  
BEAVERHEAD...AND 50 PERCENT IN THE EAST BEAVERHEAD.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS.  
SNOW LEVEL 6000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........82-92 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 88-96 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 20-30  
MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...80 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. RAIN  
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-50 VALLEYS AND 30-40 RIDGES .  
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-55 PERCENT  
RIDGES .  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......NORTHWEST 10-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...40 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS.  
LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 40-50. NORTHWEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW  
SHOWERS. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 45-55. NORTHWEST WINDS 5-15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS.  
LOWS 30-40. HIGHS 45-55. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5-15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS  
30-40. HIGHS 45-55.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS  
25-35. HIGHS 45-55.  
 

 
 
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