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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
425 AM MDT Fri Aug 22 2014

...Widespread and Persistent Wetting Rains through Saturday...

.DISCUSSION...A slow moving low pressure system will bring
persistent and significant amounts of rain across the entire
Northern Rockies through Saturday. Rain amounts greater than one
half inch are likely in much of western Montana. Local amounts of
1 to 2 inches are possible in the mountains, especially along the
Continental Divide, Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains and portions of
the Clearwater Mountains in Idaho.


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IDZ102-103-231030-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
325 AM PDT Fri Aug 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........48-58 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent in FWZ102...and 100 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers in the evening. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms. Rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....43-53.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph becoming east early in
      the morning.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming south after midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in FWZ102...and 100 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the morning...then chance of rain
  showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........56-66 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ102...and 90 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-231030-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
425 AM MDT Fri Aug 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 73-83 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening...then rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........89-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in FWZ104...and 100 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the morning...then rain showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in FWZ104...and 100 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds
10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-231030-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
425 AM MDT Fri Aug 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening...then rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........94-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph becoming southeast 5-15
      mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the morning...then rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........55-65 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. East winds
10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-231030-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
425 AM MDT Fri Aug 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........64-74 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening...then rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........91-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming south early in the
      morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-15 mph becoming southwest 5-15
      mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the morning...then rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming northeast 10-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. East winds
10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-231030-
Bitterroot-
425 AM MDT Fri Aug 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........57-67 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening...then rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent valleys and 99-100 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south in the late
      evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain in the morning...then rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ110-111-231030-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
425 AM MDT Fri Aug 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ110...and 60 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers in the evening. isolated
  thunderstorms. Rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........97-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ110...and 60 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain likely in the morning...then rain
  showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........62-72 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming north 5-10 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ110...and 50 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

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