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
1151 AM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

...Strong thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening capable of
hail, damaging winds and heavy rain...
...Unseasonably strong cold front passage tonight creating gusty
winds and much cooler temperatures through Thursday...

.DISCUSSION...A more potent round of thunderstorms is expected late
this afternoon into the evening. Storms will be capable of hail,
damaging winds and brief heavy rain. A strong cold front will pass
tonight and likely keep winds gusting through the night. Thursday
will be significantly cooler and windy, especially across
northwest Montana. A significant warming and drying trend is in
store by the weekend.


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IDZ102-103-241800-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
1051 AM PDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming south 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms likely.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph becoming northwest 15-25
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in FWZ102...and 20 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ104-105-241800-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
1151 AM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  late in the morning. Scattered thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................5.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Friday...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain
showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 30-40 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest
winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. South winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ106-108-241800-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
1151 AM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms likely.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 10-15 mph becoming west 10-20 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent in FWZ106...and 40 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. West
winds 15-25 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ107-241800-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
1151 AM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms likely.
* Min Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph becoming west 10-15 mph late
      in the evening...then increasing to 15-25 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ109-241800-
Bitterroot-
1151 AM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  late in the morning. Scattered thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....43-53.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ110-111-241800-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
1151 AM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming south 5-15 mph early
      in the afternoon...then increasing to southwest 15-25 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 70-80 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

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