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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
251 PM MDT Sat Aug 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING for
Palouse/Hells Canyon...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Today will be a breezy day with valley minimum RHs in the
low teens. Wind gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range will be common
through sunset. Temperatures cool a few degrees and humidity comes
up for Sunday, but this change is short-lived. Monday and Tuesday
temperatures will be very warm, with low RHs, even overnight as
strong thermal belts develop. Thunderstorms are also in the
forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, but the amount and intensity
of storms is still in question, as models don`t agree on timing of
shortwaves, which could help kick off storms. A change to a
cooler, wetter pattern by the end of next week is looking more
uncertain.

Montana: Today will be a breezy day with valley minimum RHs in the
low teens. Wind gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range will be common
through sunset. Temperatures cool a few degrees and atmospheric
profiles moisten for Sunday, but this change is short-lived.
Monday and Tuesday temperatures will be very warm with low RHs,
even overnight as strong thermal belts develop. Thunderstorms are
also in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, but the amount and
intensity of storms is still in question, as models don`t agree on
timing. A change to a cooler, wetter pattern by the end of next
week is looking more uncertain.


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IDZ102-282100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-
151 PM PDT Sat Aug 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........60-70 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........62-72 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming northeast up to 5 mph
      late in the evening...then becoming southeast 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

IDZ103-282100-
Clearwater/Nez Perce-
151 PM PDT Sat Aug 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-282100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
251 PM MDT Sat Aug 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 70-80 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      late in the night.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-282100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
251 PM MDT Sat Aug 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 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)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-18 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. South winds 10-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ107-282100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
251 PM MDT Sat Aug 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 28-38 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)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. North winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ109-282100-
Bitterroot-
251 PM MDT Sat Aug 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 21-31 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)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-282100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
251 PM MDT Sat Aug 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....73-83.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph becoming north 5-10 mph late
      in the evening...then becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      after midnight...then becoming south 5-10 mph early in the
      morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-18 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. South winds 10-15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. South winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$



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