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
413 AM MDT MON AUG 3 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A surge of moisture from the Desert Southwest will arrive
over the region this afternoon, with shower and thunderstorm
activity increasing. Storms will be a mix of dry and wet this
afternoon through the overnight, with breezy winds accompanying the
frontal passage. Daytime humidity will edge slightly higher today
and appreciably higher on Tuesday. A second surge of moisture will
arrive on Wednesday afternoon, producing more showers and
thunderstorms. The southern portions of zones 102 and 103 will
have the best chance of wetting rain on Wednesday. Relatively dry
westerly flow aloft will exist Thursday through at least midday
Saturday. Yet another surge of moisture is anticipated to exist
over the region midday Saturday through the remainder of the
weekend.

Montana: A surge of moisture from the Desert Southwest will arrive
over western Montana late this afternoon, with a mix of dry and
wet thunderstorms. West central and southwest Montana forests
appear most likely to see thunderstorms during this time. Humidity
will certainly increase, even in the absence of wetting rain.
Breezy winds will accompany the frontal passage overnight.
Another surge of moisture is anticipated over southwest Montana
again on Wednesday, with mostly wet thunderstorms in the afternoon
and evening. Thursday through midday Saturday, relatively dry
westerly flow aloft will be present. Yet another surge of moisture
appears plausible for midday Saturday through the remainder of the
weekend, with more shower and thunderstorm activity to follow.


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IDZ102-103-041015-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
313 AM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      early in the afternoon...then increasing to 10-15 mph late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Brief showers and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 3 in the
  Clearwater/Nez perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Brief showers in the morning.
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ104-105-041015-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
413 AM MDT MON AUG 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-13 percent valleys and 10-20 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph early
      in the morning.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 70-80. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-041015-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
413 AM MDT MON AUG 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 83-93 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-17 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 75-85. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-041015-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
413 AM MDT MON AUG 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-17 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....60-65.
* Max Humidity........62-72 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph becoming southwest
      5-15 mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph increasing to 15-25 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 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)...10 percent.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 55-65.
Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds
5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-041015-
BITTERROOT-
413 AM MDT MON AUG 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest 10-15
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight
chance of showers. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ110-111-041015-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
413 AM MDT MON AUG 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 73-83 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent valleys and 75-85 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$



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