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
458 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014


.DISCUSSION...A weak disturbance moving through the region will
bring scattered showers today. Northwest Montana has the best
chance of receiving precipitation. The ridge amplifies on
Wednesday pushing a very warm and dry air mass into the area.
Temperatures will be approaching record values with the humidity
dropping into the teens. Gusty southerly winds are also
anticipated which will create potentially critical fire weather
conditions. The warm and breezy conditions are expected once again
for Thursday, but mainly across southwest Montana. A cold front is
slated to move through the area on Friday with cooler and showery
conditions lingering through the weekend. The timing of the front
and strength of the trough for the weekend is still uncertain at
this time.


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IDZ102-103-241100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
458 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....78-88 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Friday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. North winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55. Highs
60-70.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55. Highs
60-70.

$$

MTZ104-105-241100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
458 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Max Humidity........87-95 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph increasing to southwest 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Friday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ106-108-241100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
458 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph...then becoming
      variable less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* 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......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming southwest 10-20 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Friday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. North winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ107-241100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
458 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph...then becoming
      variable less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph increasing to southwest 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Friday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. North winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70.

$$

MTZ109-241100-
Bitterroot-
458 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 54-64 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)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-15 mph becoming southwest 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. South winds
10-20 mph.
.Friday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. North winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-241100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
458 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. South winds
15-25 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. South winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Northeast
winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60.

$$




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