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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
246 PM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Most thunderstorms are forecast to stay east of the Nez
Perce and Clearwater NF today. Storms currently on the northern
fringe of the Clearwater NF are expected to move west to east,
but an isolated storm is not out of the question. The forecast
calls for a slight warming and drying trend through the second
half of the week into the weekend, which may cause modest thermal
belts to develop. A trough of low pressure will pass this
weekend, bringing a mostly dry cool front through Saturday into
Sunday. The strongest winds are expected into southwest Montana,
but south and west winds will still be breezy in north central
Idaho both days.

Montana: Scattered afternoon thunderstorms are in the forecast
for northwest Montana again this afternoon, with only isolated
storms expected in southwest Montana. Although a couple storms
could become strong, the overall trend is weaker cells than
yesterday, with less of a heavy rain threat. Isolated storms are
possible Thursday for Glacier NP and along the Divide, but the
trend is for decreasing showers and thunderstorms as a weak ridge
builds to the west for the second half of the week. This will
bring a slight warming, with modest thermal belts developing. A
trough of low pressure is expected to move through over the
weekend. As the ridge breaks down Saturday afternoon into Sunday,
westerly and southerly winds will increase, especially in
southwest Montana. Models also hint at some evening convection
possible over southwest Montana Saturday evening.

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IDZ102-103-282100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
146 PM PDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-282100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
246 PM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........89-97 percent valleys and 83-93 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to
      5 mph late in the night.
* LAL.................3 in the Kootenai...and 4 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....83-93 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 3 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-282100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
246 PM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to 5
      mph after midnight.
* LAL.................2 in the West Lolo...and 4 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* 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......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming southwest early
      in the morning.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 78-88 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. West
winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-282100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
246 PM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly clear.
  Isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming south early in
      the morning.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-18 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest
winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-282100-
Bitterroot-
246 PM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 14-24 percent
  ridges.
* 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.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-13 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-282100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
246 PM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy
  then becoming mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated
  rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. West winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$


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