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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
357 AM MDT WED SEP 2 2015

...Red Flag Warning in effect from Noon to 9 PM MDT today for
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...East Beaverhead...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A cold front is expected to move through the area this
afternoon, bringing an increase in west winds. Behind the cold
front, precipitation is expected to develop this evening and
overnight, bringing a good chance at wetting rains for most
locations. Thursday will be a much cooler day with continued
showers and moist RHs. An overall wet and cool pattern will
continue into the weekend.

Montana: A cold front will move through northwest and west
central Montana today, stalling over southwest Montana this
evening. Behind the front, cooler temperatures and higher
humidity is expected. With southwest Montana remaining in the pre-
frontal airmass through this afternoon, gusty winds and low RHs
are anticipated to create critical fire weather conditions, thus a
red flag warning remains in effect. Precipitation is expected to
develop behind the front, lingering through much of the day
Thursday. Wetting rains look likely for most locations, however it
still appears far northwest Montana will receive the least
precipitation. An overall wet and cool pattern will continue into
the weekend.

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IDZ102-103-031000-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
257 AM PDT WED SEP 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Scattered
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....38-48.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Palouse/Hells
  Canyon...and 60 percent in the Clearwater/Nez perce.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  60 percent in the Clearwater/Nez perce.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 45-55. Highs
70-80.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-031000-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
357 AM MDT WED SEP 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Scattered
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Kootenai...and 30 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph becoming southwest 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Kootenai...and 60 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent.
* 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)...10 percent in the Kootenai...and 60 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy fog. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
65-75.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-031000-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
357 AM MDT WED SEP 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Scattered
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the West Lolo...and 10 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph decreasing to variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Showers likely.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 51-61 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)...40 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy fog. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-15 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
65-75.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-031000-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
357 AM MDT WED SEP 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Isolated
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........30-40 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph becoming southwest 10-20 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy fog. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with rain likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-031000-
BITTERROOT-
357 AM MDT WED SEP 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Isolated showers
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable 3-8 mph becoming southwest 10-20
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph becoming northwest 5-15 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming northwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Showers likely.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Friday...Cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 40-50.
Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with rain likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. West winds 5-15 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-031000-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
357 AM MDT WED SEP 2 2015

...Red Flag Warning in effect from Noon to 9 PM MDT today for
gusty winds and low RHs...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 25-35 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  And patchy smoke. Chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight...then becoming north 10-15 mph early in the
      morning.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....63-73 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 10 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. East winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
35-45. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 35-45. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$



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