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
236 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SCATTERED SHOWERS INTO THURSDAY...
...MUCH WARMER, DRIER WITH SIGNIFICANT THERMAL BELTS AND STABLE
CONDITIONS SATURDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...

.DISCUSSION...A splitting and weakening weather system will
produce a few showers, mainly across the Clearwaters and southwest
Montana into Thursday. The air mass will continue to moisten in
the lower levels into Friday morning. A strong ridge of high
pressure and associated stable, much warmer, and drier air mass is
expected Saturday into early next week. Significant thermal belts
are expected to return by Sunday and Monday.

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IDZ102-103-182045-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
236 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
  ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....48-58.
* MAX HUMIDITY........74-84 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 61-71 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* LAL.................1 IN FWZ102...AND 2 IN FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 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 IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY EARLY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-55 VALLEYS AND 43-53 RIDGES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........81-100 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH DECREASING TO VARIABLE LESS
      THAN 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST 5-10 MPH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-83 VALLEYS AND 65-70 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........32-42 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 42-52 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 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.

.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45-55. HIGHS 75-85. NORTHEAST WINDS
5-10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50-60. HIGHS 80-90. EAST WINDS 5-10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 55-65. HIGHS 80-90. DIURNAL TERRAIN WINDS
TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 55-65. HIGHS 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 45-55.
HIGHS 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-182045-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
236 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-55.
* MAX HUMIDITY........73-83 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 62-72 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...LESS THAN 10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-85 VALLEYS AND 60-70 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........26-36 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 37-47 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY EARLY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
* MAX HUMIDITY........87-100 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH DECREASING TO VARIABLE
      LESS THAN 5 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 15-25 MPH DECREASING TO 10-20 MPH
      EARLY IN THE MORNING.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-80 VALLEYS AND 55-65 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........38-48 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 54-64 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 15-25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40-50. HIGHS 65-75. WEST WINDS
5-10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 45-55. HIGHS 70-80. EAST WINDS 5-10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50-60. HIGHS 70-80. SOUTH WINDS 5-10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 50-60. HIGHS 70-80.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 45-55. HIGHS
65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-182045-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
236 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-53 VALLEYS AND 53-57 RIDGES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 56-66 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH BECOMING 5-10 MPH IN THE
      LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...LESS THAN 10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85 VALLEYS AND 70-80 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........16-26 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 28-38 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY EARLY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-50.
* MAX HUMIDITY........84-100 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 76-86 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5
      MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 15-25 MPH DECREASING TO 10-15 MPH IN
      THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75 VALLEYS AND 63-73 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........27-37 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-55 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40-50. HIGHS 70-80. WEST WINDS
5-10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 45-55. HIGHS 75-85. EAST WINDS 5-10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50-60. HIGHS 75-85. DIURNAL TERRAIN WINDS
TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 55-65. HIGHS 70-80.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 45-55.
HIGHS 70-80.

$$

MTZ107-182045-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
236 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-55.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 57-67 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 1-3 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-10 MPH BECOMING SOUTH UP TO 5 MPH
      LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...LESS THAN 10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85 VALLEYS AND 60-65 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........18-28 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-40 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......BECOMING 10-15 MPH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY EARLY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
* MAX HUMIDITY........90-100 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-91 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5
      MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80 VALLEYS AND 55-60 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........28-38 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 48-58 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......BECOMING WEST 5-15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40-50. HIGHS 75-85. WEST WINDS
5-10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 45-55. HIGHS 75-85. DIURNAL TERRAIN WINDS TO
10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50-60. HIGHS 75-85. DIURNAL TERRAIN WINDS
TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 55-65. HIGHS 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 45-55. HIGHS
70-80.

$$

MTZ109-182045-
BITTERROOT-
236 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  EVENING. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS EVENING AND AGAIN
  TOWARDS MORNING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-55.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 57-67 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85 VALLEYS AND 65-75 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........18-28 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 28-38 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-8 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTH 10-15 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH
      IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...30 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
  AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-50.
* MAX HUMIDITY........79-100 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH DECREASING TO VARIABLE LESS
      THAN 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH DECREASING TO 5-10 MPH AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80 VALLEYS AND 60-70 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........26-36 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 43-53 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......BECOMING WEST 10-15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40-50. HIGHS 70-80. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10-15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50-60. HIGHS 75-85. EAST WINDS 5-10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 55-65. HIGHS 70-80. DIURNAL TERRAIN WINDS
TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 55-65. HIGHS 70-80.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 45-55.
HIGHS 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-182045-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
236 PM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  EVENING. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-53.
* MAX HUMIDITY........72-82 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-75 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTH 5-15 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...20 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-80 VALLEYS AND 60-70 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........28-38 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 38-48 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE LESS THAN 7 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...60 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-45.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-90 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 5-15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...20 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
  SPRINKLES POSSIBLY EARLY IN THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-80 VALLEYS AND 60-65 RIDGES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........27-37 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 38-48 PERCENT
  RIDGES.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......
*     LOWER ELEVATION......WEST 5-15 MPH.
*     RIDGE TOP............WEST 10-20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 INCH)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40-50. HIGHS 70-80. WEST WINDS
10-15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45-55. HIGHS 70-80. EAST WINDS 5-10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45-55. HIGHS 65-75. DIURNAL TERRAIN WINDS
TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45-55. HIGHS 65-75.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 40-50.
HIGHS 65-75.

$$




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