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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
230 PM MDT WED JUL 29 2015

...Significant warming and drying with strengthening thermal belts
through this weekend...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: High pressure will strengthen over the area through the
weekend, bringing a significant warming and drying trend. Poor
recoveries on the midslopes and ridges should be expected as
thermal belts develop, with daytime RHs as low as the single
digits by Friday. Winds will generally be light and terrain
driven. The next threat of thunderstorms will occur by Sunday,
with increasing chances early next week and a slight cooling
trend.

Montana: High pressure will strengthen over the area through the
weekend, bringing a significant warming and drying trend. Poor
recoveries on the midslopes and ridges should be expected as
thermal belts develop, with daytime RHs as low as the single
digits by Friday. Winds will generally be light and terrain
driven. The next threat of thunderstorms will occur by Sunday
across southwest Montana, with increasing chances further north
early next week and a slight cooling trend.

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IDZ102-103-302030-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
130 PM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....48-58.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-18 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....48-58.
* Max Humidity........61-71 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to 5
      mph early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 85-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-16 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-302030-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
230 PM MDT WED JUL 29 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-17 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-13 percent valleys and 12-19 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-302030-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
230 PM MDT WED JUL 29 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 78-88 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-18 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 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.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-15 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-302030-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
230 PM MDT WED JUL 29 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-19 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming southwest after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-15 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-302030-
BITTERROOT-
230 PM MDT WED JUL 29 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-17 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-302030-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
230 PM MDT WED JUL 29 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-45 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-17 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph becoming south
      5-10 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming northeast late in the
      evening...then becoming southwest up to 5 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-15 percent valleys and 11-21 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 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...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$



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