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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
348 PM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to
be the theme, both during the day and at night, across the
Northern Rockies under a persistently moist and unstable weather
pattern. However this will change dramatically as a large,
unseasonably cold and wet weather system descends upon the region
Friday, impacting the area with valley rain, high mountain snow
and temperatures 20 degrees below normal. Basically our first,
very early taste of fall. To top it off, models are continuing to
show a secondary, albeit weaker, storm system early next week
which would keep this pattern around through perhaps the middle of
next week. Thereafter it does appear that we`ll rebound to more
normal, warmer and drier weather.

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IDZ102-103-212200-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
248 PM PDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ102...and 3 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming south early in the
      afternoon...then becoming west late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ102...and 3 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming east in the late
      evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ102...and 100 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. North winds
5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-212200-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
348 PM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........91-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast in the
      late evening and early morning...then becoming northeast late
      in the night.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming southeast in the
      late evening and early morning...then becoming east 5-10 mph
      late in the night.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in FWZ104...and 90 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming east early in the
      afternoon...then becoming north late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........96-100 percent valleys and 84-94 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in FWZ104...and 90 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday...Rain and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-212200-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
348 PM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........89-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ106...and 70 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-70.
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming north 5-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      early in the afternoon...then becoming north 5-10 mph late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ106...and 80 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 74-84 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ106...and 60 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the morning...then rain showers and
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-65.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday...Cooler. Rain and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows
45-55. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. East winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-212200-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
348 PM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........91-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      early in the afternoon...then becoming north 5-10 mph late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 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.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming east 10-15 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain likely in the morning...then rain
  showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........42-52 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday...Rain. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. North winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-212200-
Bitterroot-
348 PM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 92-94 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph late in the night.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      late in the night.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming northwest
      late in the 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.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming east 5-15 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday...Rain and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55.
Highs 55-65. North winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ110-111-212200-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
348 PM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........90-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      late in the night.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance
  of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....63-73 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming south late in the
      morning...then becoming west 5-10 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent in FWZ110...and 60 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming southeast 5-15 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in FWZ110...and 50 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....58-68 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ110...and 70 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. East winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

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