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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
422 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING for Kootenai...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT SATURDAY for
Flathead/Glacier Park...West Lolo...Salish and Kootenai
Reservation...East Lolo...Bitterroot...Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Fire weather conditions will be near-critical levels today due
to a dry cold front set to cross the region later this afternoon. Ridge
top winds will increase from the west and cause very dry humidity
values. Another period of wind and low RH is expected for Saturday
afternoon, causing yet another round of near-critical fire weather
conditions.

Montana: A Red Flag Warning remains in effect across western Montana
today as a result of gusty westerly winds and very low humidity set to
occur this afternoon and evening. The dry cold front causing these
conditions will stall for a time Friday night, which will likely keep
winds elevated overnight into Saturday, particularly across west central
Montana forests. RH values won`t come up much on Saturday, so another
day of active fire behavior should be anticipated.


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IDZ102-103-191030-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
322 AM PDT Fri Aug 18 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-17 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 43-53 ridges.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-191030-
Kootenai-
422 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 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............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ105-191030-
Flathead/Glacier Park-
422 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-20 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph increasing to 20-30 mph in the
      late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 10-15 mph becoming southwest 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. South winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-191030-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
422 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 73-83 ridges.
* Min Humidity........6-14 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 68-78 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-17 percent valleys and 16-26 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-191030-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
422 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 10-15 mph becoming southwest 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph becoming west 15-25 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-191030-
Bitterroot-
422 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 10-15 mph becoming southwest 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ111-191030-
East Beaverhead-
422 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-15 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........56-66 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph in the
      late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds
10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-191030-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-
422 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-18 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph, then becoming 5-15 mph early
      in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-80.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$



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