Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
230 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

...Much warmer, dry and stable conditions returning Saturday into
early next week...

.DISCUSSION...A moist and cooler northwest flow is expected
tonight into Friday. However, there is not sufficient depth to
the moisture feed to support widespread significant showers.
A strong ridge of high pressure and the associated much warmer,
drier and stable atmosphere should build over the region
Saturday into Monday. Relatively strong thermal belts should also
be a consequence of this warm/dry ridge of high pressure.

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IDZ102-103-192030-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
230 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 43-53 ridges.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....38-48.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming downslope/downvalley
      1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....78-88 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-192030-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
230 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered light rain showers
  and sprinkles.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph late in the night.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........40-50 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clearing.
* Min Temperature.....28-38 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........100 percent valleys and 80-90 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-192030-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
230 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered light rain showers
  or sprinkles.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 63-73 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clearing.
* Min Temperature.....25-35 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........100 percent valleys and 72-82 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph in the
      late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 68-78 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming north in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ107-192030-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
230 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered light rain
  showers and sprinkles.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clearing.
* Min Temperature.....30-35 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........100 percent valleys and 80-90 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-192030-
Bitterroot-
230 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered light rain showers
  and sprinkles.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 84-94 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Clouds decreasing in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....28-38 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........82-100 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Variable 1-3 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 70-80. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-192030-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
230 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke. Scattered rain showers and isolated
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 74-84 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....33-43.
* Max Humidity........89-100 percent valleys and 70-80 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming east in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$




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