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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
345 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening FOR FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK...SALISH AND KOOTENAI
RESERVATION...EAST LOLO...BITTERROOT...DEERLODGE/WEST
BEAVERHEAD...EAST BEAVERHEAD...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Daytime winds will steadily increase between today and
Saturday, ahead of a cold front that will move across the region
early Saturday afternoon. Low humidity will also exist today and
Saturday ahead of the front. Some showers and thunderstorms will
develop along the cold front, however wetting rain chances do not
increase much during this time, particularly for elevations below
3000 feet. Humidity will noticeably increase following the cold
front, however winds will remain gusty through Sunday. Models
suggest that conditions will be cool, breezy, and mostly dry
otherwise through late next week.

Montana: Daytime winds will steadily increase between today and
Saturday, ahead of a cold front that move across the region
Saturday afternoon. Low humidity will also exist today and
Saturday ahead of the front. Showers and thunderstorms will
develop along the cold front, however wetting rain chances do not
increase much during this time. Northwest Montana will have the
best chances for wetting rains Sunday through late next week,
while only limited afternoon showers and thunderstorms will
develop elsewhere across western Montana for much of next week.
Models suggest that conditions will be otherwise cool and breezy
through next week.


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IDZ102-103-290945-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
245 AM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........57-67 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southeast 10-20 mph late in the
      morning...then becoming west 15-25 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph increasing to southwest
      25-35 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers.
Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-290945-
KOOTENAI-
345 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Slight chance
  of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 15-25 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 10-20 mph increasing to southwest
      25-35 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.
Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy smoke. Lows
45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ105-290945-
FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
345 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph increasing to southwest
      25-35 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.
Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy smoke. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-290945-
WEST LOLO-
345 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........7-17 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph early in
      the afternoon...then becoming west 10-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph late
      in the evening...then becoming east 5-15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph increasing to southwest
      25-35 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 60-70.
Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows
50-60. Highs 65-75.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ108-290945-
EAST LOLO-
345 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1 in first zone...and 2 in second zone.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      late in the evening...then becoming southeast after midnight.
* LAL.................1 in first zone...and 2 in second zone.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 15-25 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph increasing to southwest
      20-30 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. West winds
15-25 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
showers. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ107-290945-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
345 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........66-76 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming east after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph early in the
      afternoon...then increasing to 20-30 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph increasing to southwest
      20-30 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75.
Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers.
Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-290945-
BITTERROOT-
345 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 15-25 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. West winds
15-25 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
showers. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-290945-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
345 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph increasing to southwest 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 25-35 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Patchy smoke.
Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers.
Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$



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