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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
241 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...Red Flag Warning in effect from Noon to 9 PM MDT Wednesday for
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...East Beaverhead...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Breezy afternoon winds will be present today, with a drying
trend beginning with RH values over the next couple of days. After
a night of good RH recoveries, Wednesday will present another cold
frontal passage, with good chances of wetting rains and an even
better likelihood of afternoon and evening gusty winds. A general
moistening trend should occur through the end of the week.

Montana: Southwest Montana will see an afternoon of breezy winds
today, however winds won`t be as strong across the rest of western
Montana. That being said, winds will increase with even lower
humidity values expected, particularly across SW MT, where a Red
Flag Warning has been issued (for FWZ 110/111). Elsewhere, rain
will be possible, however NW Montana (particularly zone 104) could
see the least amount of rainfall, however most everyone should see
a little precip with the frontal passage through the day.


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IDZ102-103-022045-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
141 PM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 38-48 ridges.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....38-48.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  50 percent in the Clearwater/Nez perce.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  50 percent in the Clearwater/Nez perce.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight chance
of showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 45-55. Highs
75-85.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-022045-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
241 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....53-63.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Kootenai...and 50 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Kootenai...and 50 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Patchy fog. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. North winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
65-75.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-022045-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
241 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....58-68.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the West Lolo...and 0 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph decreasing to variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Patchy fog. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Warmer. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 70-80.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-022045-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
241 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Patchy fog. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-022045-
BITTERROOT-
241 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Showers likely.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with rain likely and chance of thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ110-111-022045-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
241 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...Red Flag Warning in effect from Noon to 9 PM MDT Wednesday...

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 25-35 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph decreasing to variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 25-35 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-70.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph increasing to 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 20 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.Friday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

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