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
412 AM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

...SLOW-MOVING AFTERNOON/EVENING THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHWEST
MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO THROUGH NEXT WEEK...

.DISCUSSION...

High pressure will remain over the Northern Rockies through much
of the next week. Monsoon moisture will continue to be drawn
northward beneath the high pressure, resulting in afternoon and
evening shower and thunderstorm development each day. Southwest
Montana and north central Idaho will continue to have the best
precipitation chances. Weak upper level flow during this time
will result in slow-moving thunderstorms that may produce
signficant rainfall over a focused random area. However, any storms
that form may create gusty winds. Mid-slope humidity recovery
will remain quite poor for areas that do not receive rainfall.

An even more impressive surge of moisture from a dying tropical
storm will arrive over the Northern Rockies in the Thursday
through Friday time frame. Previous models depicted a more robust
storm system, however now just the moist surge remains. This surge
episode will further increase the threat for flash flooding due to
heavy, prolonged rainfall over a focused area.


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IDZ102-103-311015-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
312 AM PDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 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.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ104-105-311015-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
412 AM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ104...and 3 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-108-311015-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
412 AM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-311015-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
412 AM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Variable 1-3 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....60-65.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-311015-
Bitterroot-
412 AM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-311015-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
412 AM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming northwest
      5-10 mph late in the evening.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

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