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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
430 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHWEST MONTANA...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A few showers and thunderstorms are possible today, mostly
over the eastern Clearwater/Nez Perce forests. The same areas will
likely see a notable wind shift this evening to easterly breezes.
Those eastern forecasts will also see another chance of showers
and thunderstorms Wednesday, along with a warming trend. Cooling
and moistening is then expected for the latter half of the week
and into the weekend with an increasing threat of thunderstorms.

Montana: Scattered showers are expected across Northwest Montana
on Tuesday morning with a chance of showers and thunderstorms for
most areas on Tuesday afternoon as a disturbance moves in.
Although some storms will be capable of wetting rains, given the
extremely dry fuels, any lightning strikes outside of the main
rain cores will present concerns for fire starts. Meanwhile,
another backdoor cold front will sweep through the area late
Tuesday bringing another wind shift to northeast/east winds,
though they will not be as strong as the last backdoor front.
Another round of afternoon showers/thunderstorms is possible
Wednesday afternoon, but primarily limited to the
Deerlodge/Beaverhead districts. Thursday should be the warmest
day of the week, with a slight cooling trend and an increasing
threat of wet thunderstorms for the remainder of the week and into
the weekend.


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IDZ102-103-081030-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
330 AM PDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with isolated rain showers
  over the eastern Clearwater and Nez Perce forests.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 70-80 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 in FWZ102...and 3 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening, mostly over the eastern Clearwater
  and Nez Perce forests.
* Min Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon, mostly over the eastern
  Clearwater and Nez Perce forests.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-081030-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
430 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1PM TO 9PM MDT FOR
THUNDERSTORMS...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming east 5-15 mph in the late morning
      and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming northeast
      10-20 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in FWZ104...and 4 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........89-99 percent valleys and 81-91 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-081030-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
430 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms by the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming northeast 5-15
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms, mostly in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph becoming 10-20 mph
      late in the evening...then becoming east 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon south of I-90.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-081030-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
430 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming northeast 5-15 mph in the late
      morning and afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming
      northeast 5-15 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-20 mph becoming east 10-15
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-15 mph becoming east in
      the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
60-70. Highs 85-95.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-081030-
BITTERROOT-
430 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 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.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms, mostly in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph decreasing to northeast
      5 to 10 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms, particularly in the southern
  Bitterroot.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 75-85.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-081030-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
430 AM MDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 75-85 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 63-73 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southeast winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$



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