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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
408 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING ON SATURDAY FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL AND
NORTHWEST MONTANA...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Hot and dry high pressure will exist over the north
central Idaho forests through Sunday. Very low daytime humidity
and terrain induced afternoon breezes, as well as poor overnight
humidity recovery, will be present during this time. Humidity will
rise and temperatures cool Sunday through Thursday, with
northwesterly flow over the area. A few showers and thunderstorms
are possible over the eastern Clearwaters Sunday. Looking ahead,
there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms from
Wednesday onward, especially over the higher elevations. Bottom
line: today and Saturday will be among the warmest and driest days
in the next week.

Montana: Hot and dry conditions will continue across western
Montana forests today. Red Flag conditions, including gusty west
winds and low humidity, will be present for portions of northwest
and west central Montana. A cold front will pass through the area
from north to south by late this afternoon and evening, with an
abrupt wind shift to the east and increasing humidity. Rain
showers and a few isolated thunderstorms will move through
tonight and Sunday morning associated with the front. The best
wetting rain chances will exist behind the front over the Flathead
NF Sunday morning. Chances for showers and thunderstorms will
shift to southwest Montana on Monday, however chances of wetting
rain will be low. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will be
present Sunday onward for western Montana, with more chances for
showers and thunderstorms from Wednesday on.


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IDZ102-103-051015-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
308 AM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 85-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-17 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph increasing to 5-15 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 53-63 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 north up to 5
      mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon, particularly over the eastern
  Clearwaters.
* Max Temperature.....88-98 valleys and 73-83 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds
10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. North winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ104-105-051015-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
408 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....88-98 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph early in
      the afternoon...then increasing to 10-20 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 2 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ104...and 20 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....48-58.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph becoming northeast in the
      late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph becoming north 10-15 mph late
      in the evening...then becoming northeast 10-20 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ104...and 40 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ104...and 30 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-108-051015-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
408 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-15 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms, especially over the eastern Lolo NF.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........65-75 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-20 mph becoming northeast
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph becoming east after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....68-78.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ106...and 3 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ107-051015-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
408 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-18 percent valleys and 16-26 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........62-72 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph becoming north 10-20
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph becoming northwest 10-15 mph
      late in the evening...then becoming east 5-15 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. East winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
60-70. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-051015-
BITTERROOT-
408 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 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............West up to 5 mph increasing to 10-15 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-15 mph becoming north 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-051015-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
408 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 14-24 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming northeast 5-10 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$



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