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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
911 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...UPDATE FOR EXPANDED RED FLAG WARNINGS THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR
PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST MONTANA...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected today across
much of the area. Eastern sections of the Clearwater and Nez Perce
Forest will likely see a notable wind shift this evening to
easterly breezes. Those eastern forecasts will also see another
chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, along with a
warming trend. Cooling and moistening is then expected for the
latter half of the week and into the weekend with an increasing
threat of thunderstorms.

Montana: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue across
Northwest Montana this morning, expanding to most areas as a
disturbance moves in this afternoon. Although some storms will be
capable of wetting rains, given the extremely dry fuels, any
lightning strikes outside of the main rain cores will present
concerns for fire starts. Meanwhile, another backdoor cold front
will sweep through the area late Tuesday bringing another wind
shift to northeast/east winds, though they will not be as strong
as the last backdoor front. Another round of afternoon
showers/thunderstorms is possible Wednesday afternoon, but
primarily limited to the Deerlodge/Beaverhead districts. Thursday
should be the warmest day of the week, with a slight cooling trend
and an increasing threat of wet thunderstorms for the remainder of
the week and into the weekend.


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IDZ102-103-081515-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
811 AM PDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms and
  isolated rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ102...and 3 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-081515-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
911 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 9PM MDT FOR
THUNDERSTORMS OVER ZONES 104 AND 105...

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming northeast 5-15
      mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in FWZ104...and 4 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........89-99 percent valleys and 81-91 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-081515-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
911 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming north 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming northeast 10-20 mph
      late in the evening...then becoming east 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-081515-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
911 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North to northeast 5-15 mph in the
      late morning and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming northwest
      5-15 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 10-15 mph becoming east in the late
      evening and overnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
60-70. Highs 85-95.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-081515-
BITTERROOT-
911 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph decreasing to variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 75-85.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-081515-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
911 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Rest of Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 75-85 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 63-73 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$



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