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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
415 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: High pressure will begin to build back over western Montana,
helping bring about more stable conditions going forward. Humidity will
be elevated today and Monday, with temperatures remaining slightly
below-normal. Terrain-driven winds should be expected, though ridgetops
may experience a breezy north to northwesterly wind later this
afternoon. Expect poor humidity recoveries overnight with
inversions developing across all of north central Idaho.

Montana: High pressure will begin to build back over western Montana,
helping bring about more stable conditions going forward. Humidity will
be elevated today and Monday, with temperatures remaining slightly
below-normal. West-Northwest winds will develop this afternoon through
this evening, becoming breezy with occasional gusts. That being said,
Northwest Montana forests will experience the stronger winds this
afternoon and evening. Expect poor humidity recoveries overnight with
inversions developing across all of western Montana.


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IDZ102-103-211015-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
315 AM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Diurnal
terrain winds to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds
5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-211015-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
415 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph until early morning becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming northwest up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-211015-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
415 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 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........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........58-68 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain
showers and thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-211015-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
415 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........58-68 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-211015-
Bitterroot-
415 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming southeast in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-211015-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
415 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.
Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. South winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$



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