Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
350 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016


.DISCUSSION...

The ridge axis moves east of the area Tuesday, allowing for a
easterly shot of cooler, more moist air for the Flathead,
Kootenai, and Lolo NF Tuesday night. South of I-90, mid-slopes
and ridges will continue to have poor overnight RH recoveries.
Thunderstorms look possible for Thursday and Friday in unstable
southwesterly flow. Despite the trough moving in over the weekend,
models disagree on timing and amount of precipitation, but by
early next week, most models call for abundant, area-wide
precipitation.


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IDZ102-103-281000-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
250 AM PDT Tue Sep 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....78-88 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........66-76 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming east in the
      late evening and early morning...then becoming southeast
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....78-88 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. West winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
50-60.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 50-60.

$$

MTZ104-105-281000-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
350 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent.
* 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)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph becoming
      northeast 5-15 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming east 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming upslope/upvalley
      4-8 mph late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. East winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. Southwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ106-108-281000-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
350 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent.
* 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)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming east after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....68-78.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. Southwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ107-281000-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
350 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 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)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph becoming south up to 5
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Southwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60.

$$

MTZ109-281000-
Bitterroot-
350 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....43-48.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming southeast in
      the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. South winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers...snow showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$

MTZ110-111-281000-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
350 AM MDT Tue Sep 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming southeast 5-10 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. South winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. South winds 5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers...snow showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows
35-45. Highs 45-55.

$$



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