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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Missoula MT
524 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS LIKELY FRIDAY...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Another dry day is expected. Expect terrain-driven winds
to increase by the late afternoon. Critical fire conditions will
exist Friday, and potentially Saturday as well, as west winds are
expected to become gusty Friday afternoon and evening and combine
with very low RH readings. A Red Flag Warning is being strongly
considered at this time. Saturday winds also look blustery,
particularly across the Clearwater NF and Nez Perce NF, however RH
values may come up a bit. Either way, fires will remain active
during this period.

Montana: Another dry day is expected today. Expect terrain-driven
winds to increase by the late afternoon, particularly across the
Lolo NF and Bitterroot NF, where a W-SW wind may develop this
afternoon. Critical fire conditions will exist Friday, and
potentially Saturday as well, as westerly winds are expected to
become gusty Friday afternoon and evening and combine with very
low RH readings. Haines Index will peak at 5 for much of west
central MT. A Red Flag Warning is being strongly considered at
this time. Saturday winds also look blustery, however RH values
may come up a bit. Either way, fires will remain active during
this period.


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IDZ102-103-181030-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
424 AM PDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-17 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....48-58.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-17 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds
10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ104-105-181030-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
524 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-20 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph increasing to west 15-25
      mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-108-181030-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
524 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming southwest up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 73-83 ridges.
* Min Humidity........6-14 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph increasing to west
      15-25 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-181030-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
524 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........61-71 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming southwest up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph increasing to west 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-181030-
Bitterroot-
524 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........63-73 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds
10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-181030-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
524 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming northwest 5-15 mph in the late
      morning and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........63-73 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southwest after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming southwest 5-10
      mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-16 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-20 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$



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