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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
411 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...Cooler and breezy today with mid day showers and
thunderstorms...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A secondary cold front will swing through the area today,
bringing another period of breezy west winds by this afternoon.
Luckily the front will also bring cooler temperatures, higher RHs
and a good chance for a wetting rain in most locations. Embedded
thunderstorms will be possible as precipitation forms this
afternoon. A drier pattern shapes up for early this week as
westerly flow aloft sets up over the area, allowing for a warming
and drying trend through Tuesday.

Montana: Light showers with isolated thunderstorms have formed
this morning generally south and east of Missoula, bringing breezy
morning winds. This activity will decrease through the am. A
secondary cold front will swing through the area today, causing
another period of breezy west winds by this afternoon. Luckily
the front will also bring cooler temperatures, higher RHs and a
chance for wetting rains, especially across northwest Montana.
Embedded thunderstorms will be possible as precipitation forms
this afternoon, and some could be capable of gusty, erratic
winds. A drier pattern shapes up for early this week as westerly
flow aloft sets up over the area, allowing for a warming and
drying trend through Tuesday.

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IDZ102-103-311015-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
311 AM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....63-73 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable 3-8 mph becoming west 10-15
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
* Min Temperature.....38-48.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 84-94 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy
smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-311015-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
411 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Widespread showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....50-60.
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2 in the Kootenai...and 3 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 75-85 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph becoming southeast 5-15
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph. Increasing to
      25-40 mph after midnight in the higher terrain of Glacier
      National Park.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers.
  Patchy smoke in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy
smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-311015-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
411 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 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)...50 percent in the West Lolo...and 30 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East
  Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning. Patchy smoke in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-70.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy smoke. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-311015-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
411 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Numerous showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to west 15-25
      mph late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph becoming southwest 10-15 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy
smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-311015-
BITTERROOT-
411 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable 3-8 mph becoming west 10-20
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of snow showers and
slight chance of showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-311015-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
411 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Chance of
  showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 3 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 73-83 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph becoming southwest 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Thursday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.
Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$



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