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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WRN MONTANA AND N CNTRL IDAHO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT  
430 AM MST WED NOV 7 2018  
 
...THIS IS THE LAST FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST OF THE 2018 SEASON...  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
IDAHO: RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON, BUT  
WILL BEGIN TO DECREASE THIS EVENING BEHIND THE COLD FRONT PASSAGE.  
COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE STILL EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. DRY  
CONDITIONS, WITH MORNING VALLEY FOG, LAST THROUGH FRIDAY. THE NEXT  
WEATHER SYSTEM BRINGS RAIN AND SNOW LATE IN THE DAY ON FRIDAY THAT  
LINGERS INTO SATURDAY. DRIER CONDITIONS RETURN FOR SUNDAY AND FOR THE  
BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK.  
 
MONTANA: SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE COMMON FOR MOST OF THE DAY. AN ARCTIC  
FRONT CONTINUES TO MOVE THROUGH NORTHWEST MONTANA, ENHANCING SNOW AND  
INCREASING NORTH AND EAST WINDS. STRONGEST WINDS AND COLDEST  
TEMPERATURES WILL BE ALONG THE DIVIDE AND INTO NORTHWEST MONTANA. AN  
ENHANCED BAND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH THE FRONT TODAY THROUGH THIS  
EVENING. SNOW TAPERS OFF OVERNIGHT LEAVING COLD TEMPERATURES. TOMORROW  
AND MOST OF FRIDAY WILL BE DRY AND COLD WITH VALLEY FOG. THE NEXT  
WEATHER SYSTEM ARRIVES TO NORTHWEST MONTANA FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AND TO THE  
REST OF WESTERN MONTANA OVERNIGHT, PROVIDING LIGHT SNOW THROUGH  
SATURDAY. SUNDAY AND THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK APPEAR DRY.  
 
IDZ102-103-081130-  
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-  
330 AM PST WED NOV 7 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS WITH RAIN SHOWERS  
LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL 3500 FEET.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-48 VALLEYS AND 25-35 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........69-79 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-91 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)...20 PERCENT IN THE PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON...AND  
60 PERCENT IN THE CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE  
OF RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 3000 FEET.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30 VALLEYS AND 15-25 RIDGES.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........89-99 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-5 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT IN THE PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON...AND  
30 PERCENT IN THE CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-48 VALLEYS AND 25-35 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 60-70 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 40-50. SOUTH WINDS  
10-15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS 25-35.  
HIGHS 35-45. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
VETERANS DAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 20-30.  
HIGHS 35-45. SOUTH WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 40-50.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 45-55.  
 

 
 
MTZ104-105-081130-  
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-  
430 AM MST WED NOV 7 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....33-43 VALLEYS AND 20-30 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........57-67 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 63-73 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......NORTHEAST 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHEAST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT IN THE KOOTENAI...AND 50 PERCENT  
IN THE FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....13-23.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........86-96 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 71-81 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-5 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-45 VALLEYS AND 20-30 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........52-62 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 62-72 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 30-40.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 30-40.  
WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
VETERANS DAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS  
30-40. WEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 30-40.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 35-45.  
 

 
 
MTZ106-108-081130-  
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-  
430 AM MST WED NOV 7 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....25-35.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........74-84 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 80-90 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...80 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....13-23.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........86-96 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 MPH UNTIL EARLY MORNING  
BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2-5 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40 VALLEYS AND 25-35 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........57-67 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-75 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-8 MPH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS  
35-45. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 30-40.  
WEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
VETERANS DAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
20-30. HIGHS 30-40. WEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 30-40.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 40-50.  
 

 
 
MTZ107-081130-  
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-  
430 AM MST WED NOV 7 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40 VALLEYS AND 20-25 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 79-89 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......NORTH 5-15 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...70 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-25 VALLEYS AND 10-15 RIDGES.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........84-94 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 MPH EARLY IN THE  
EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 1-3 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-40 VALLEYS AND 20-25 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........59-69 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 67-77 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-8 MPH EARLY IN  
THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH LATE IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 15-25 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. AREAS OF FREEZING FOG.  
LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 35-45. SOUTH WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 35-45.  
WEST WINDS 10-20 MPH.    
VETERANS DAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 20-30.  
HIGHS 35-45. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 35-45.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 40-50.  
 

 
 
MTZ109-081130-  
BITTERROOT-  
430 AM MST WED NOV 7 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45 VALLEYS AND 25-30 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........62-72 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 73-83 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH INCREASING TO 15-25 MPH LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...40 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....15-25.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........85-95 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 MPH IN THE EVENING  
BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 1-3 MPH, THEN BECOMING VARIABLE  
LESS THAN 5 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH BECOMING WEST 5-15 MPH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45 VALLEYS AND 25-30 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 53-63 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-8 MPH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 35-45. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
10-20 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 25-35. HIGHS 30-40.  
WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
VETERANS DAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS  
15-25. HIGHS 30-40. WEST WINDS 10-15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 30-40.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 40-50.  
 

 
 
MTZ110-111-081130-  
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-  
430 AM MST WED NOV 7 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....30-35 VALLEYS AND 20-25 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........58-68 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)...30 PERCENT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....10-15.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........85-95 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......NORTHWEST 5-10 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....30-35 VALLEYS AND 20-25 RIDGES.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........41-51 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 48-58 PERCENT  
RIDGES.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......  
* LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.  
* RIDGE TOP............WEST 20-30 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 10-20. HIGHS 30-40. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
15-25 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 20-30. HIGHS 30-40.  
WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.    
VETERANS DAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 30-40. WEST WINDS  
10-20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 10-20. HIGHS 30-40.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 15-25. HIGHS 35-45.  
 

 
 
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