"The site got more rain last night than I expected but the forecast is looking pretty good. It will be wet and messy out there for a few hours and perhaps all day today. The winds will be up to 15 MPH today too. That will help dry out the ground but it will be cold with the temperature never getting about 43F." Joe
No one's getting a sun-burn THIS year.
NOAA/NWS forecast for Orofino for tonight:
Tonight: A chance of rain showers. Snow level 2400 feet lowering to 1100 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
With a low of 36 in town, it will definitely freeze up on the hill...you tent guys will need your best Winter sleeping bags.
Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain showers. Snow level rising to 3000 feet. Cloudy, with a high near 53. West wind between 5 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
That 3K-MSL snow level is right about at range elevation. Normal adiabatic lapse rate for temperature says subtract 5 degrees for every thousand feet of elevation you rise, and the forecast is based on 1,000 feet, so....(the Comptometer runneth) high temps tomorrow will be in the low 40's, just as Joe said.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind.
There's your best practice day, right there. Light and variable wind. Perfect.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Perfect Boomershoot weather! No wind forecast listed, but the warm-air regime usually has light winds with it.
SUMMARY: You're gonna freeze your noogies off today and tomorrow, but things get better each day through Sunday. Don't burn up too much ammo on Field Fire Friday, you'll get much better firing conditions on Saturday. Wet ground will be an issue, so extra socks/boots are a MUST. Don't be the last guy to leave on Sunday, because if you get stuck in the mud, you're on your own to get pulled out (recent history here).