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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
223 PM MDT Mon Aug 29 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Breezy and dry conditions with wind gusts up to 25 mph will
be anticipated for the Camas Prairie south to Hells Canyon this
afternoon. Isolated dry thunderstorms will be possible towards the
Idaho/Montana border today. Storms are again possible Tuesday
through Thursday but may contain a little bit more moisture each
day but wetting rains are not anticipated. Poor overnight humidity
recovery for higher slopes is expected through Thursday morning. A
pattern change is in store this Friday as a Pacific storm system
will bring a higher chance for wetting rains and higher humidity
Friday. Remaining cooler with higher humidity through early next
week.

Montana: Shower and thunderstorm activity will increase through
Thursday with a low chance for wetting rains. Warmer than normal
temperatures, dry daytime humidity and poor night-time humidity
will exist through Thursday. A pattern change is expected by
Friday as a large Pacific trough brings a better chance for
wetting rains and cooler than normal temperatures. The cooler than
normal pattern may remain through early next week.


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IDZ102-103-302030-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
123 PM PDT Mon Aug 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-19 percent valleys and 16-26 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming north after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming southwest
      5-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Northwest winds
10-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-302030-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
223 PM MDT Mon Aug 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  dry thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain
showers and thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-302030-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
223 PM MDT Mon Aug 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  dry thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........66-76 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-10 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming northeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain
showers and thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds
5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ107-302030-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
223 PM MDT Mon Aug 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and dry thunderstorms in the evening. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........56-66 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........61-71 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. West winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-302030-
Bitterroot-
223 PM MDT Mon Aug 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and dry thunderstorms in the evening. Areas of smoke in the
  evening...then patchy smoke after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-17 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........62-72 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming southwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain
showers and thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-302030-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
223 PM MDT Mon Aug 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the evening.
  Patchy smoke after midnight. Slight chance of dry thunderstorms
  in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 1 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with patchy smoke. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-17 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................2 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 1 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 1 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. South winds 10-20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.

$$


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