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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
242 PM MDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING for East
Lolo...Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...East Beaverhead...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: The pressure gradient continues to tighten this afternoon so
increased winds can be expected, particularly for exposed locations.
Temperatures are still expected to be cooler on Friday, humidity will be
a little drier, and winds similar to today. The weekend is going to be
warm and dry with afternoon breezes. Thunderstorms return to the
forecast for Monday with higher chances forecast for Tuesday.

Montana: The pressure gradient continues to tighten this afternoon and
gusty winds/low humidity are expected to bring critical fire weather
conditions into this evening. Even though Friday will be cooler, winds
and humidity will be similar to today, so critical fire weather
conditions are again a concern. Winds are forecast lighter for the
weekend though still breezy and dry. Thunderstorms return to the
forecast for Monday with higher chances forecast for Tuesday.


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IDZ102-103-212045-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
142 PM PDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 43-53 ridges.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 66-76 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....48-58.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph until early morning becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 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.

.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-212045-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
242 PM MDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph in the
      late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 26-36 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.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-212045-
West Lolo-
242 PM MDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....48-53.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ108-212045-
East Lolo-
242 PM MDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........55-60 percent valleys and 45-50 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph increasing to 20-30 mph late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........63-73 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph in the
      late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-212045-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
242 PM MDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........58-68 percent.
* 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 10-15 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........59-69 percent.
* 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 5-15 mph in the
      late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 60-70.
Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-212045-
Bitterroot-
242 PM MDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-20 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      late in the evening, then becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 15-25 mph becoming west up to 5
      mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

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

$$

MTZ110-111-212045-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
242 PM MDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........58-68 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      late in the evening, then becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming northwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$


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