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
346 AM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST MONTANA/WEST
CENTRAL/SOUTHWEST MONTANA FORESTS...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: High pressure will persist through Sunday continuing the
hot and dry conditions with afternoon terrain driven winds and
strong thermal belts at night. A weather system moving into the
region from Canada will break down the high pressure ridge. Expect
some cooler temperatures and slightly higher RHs. General winds
will become more easterly though felt mainly on ridges. Otherwise
expect terrain driven diurnal winds. A weak disturbance will move
over the region and produce isolated thunderstorms Tuesday and
scattered thunderstorms Wednesday.

Montana: Hot temperatures and low humidity will persist through
Saturday. Expect some afternoon breezes today. Confidence is
increasing that WESTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY POSSIBLY
PRODUCING RED FLAG CONDITIONS. The strongest winds are likely to
occur in Northwest Montana as gusts in the 30s are possible.
SATURDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT a strong cold front will push
across the Divide. The first impact will be a sudden shift of
winds from the west, to northeast, in Northwest Montana. Winds
should remain strong through Sunday afternoon. Saturday evening
and overnight, thunderstorms are becoming more likely, especially
along the divide and Glacier NP.





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IDZ102-103-041000-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
246 AM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 85-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-17 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-19 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming southwest 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. North winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 55-65.
Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ104-105-041000-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
346 AM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph early in
      the afternoon...then increasing to 10-20 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........58-68 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....88-98 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 2 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ104...and 20 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Sunday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight chance
of rain showers. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-108-041000-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
346 AM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 85-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-15 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming west 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........55-65 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming west 10-20 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ107-041000-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
346 AM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-18 percent valleys and 14-24 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming west 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....60-65.
* Max Humidity........44-54 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming west 10-20 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-041000-
BITTERROOT-
346 AM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........56-66 percent valleys and 41-51 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.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph increasing to west
      10-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. North winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-041000-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
346 AM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming northwest 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-18 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 70-80. North winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$



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