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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
255 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

...Breezy winds and increasing Haines Index for Friday
afternoon...

...Fire Weather Watch for strong winds, low relative humidity and
a cold front passage Noon to 2200 hours Saturday for fire zones
105 and 107 through 111. This includes FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-EAST LOLO-BITTERROOT-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Skies have cleared over the area this afternoon. Thermal
belt conditions will continue tonight. For Friday, The air mass
over the area will warm with a slight increase in the Haines
Index and afternoon winds above the smoked in areas. Thermal belt
conditions persist for Friday night. On Saturday, a cold front
will move across the area midday, followed by gusty west winds for
the Camas Prairie and high elevations. However, relative humidity
will increase with light showers developing through Saturday
afternoon. Relative humidity recovery will be good to excellent
for Saturday night

Montana: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are developing over
southwest Montana while skies are clearing to the north. Thermal
belt conditions will continue tonight. For Friday, The air mass
over the area will warm with a slight increase in the Haines
Index and afternoon winds above the smoked in areas. Thermal belt
conditions persist for Friday night. for Saturday, a front will
pass from west to east across western Montana. The front will
bring shifting winds, and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Ahead
of the front a warm and dry air mass will be present with
moderately strong southwest winds and a moderate Haines Index. A
fire weather watch has been issued for this event on Saturday. For
far Northwest Montana, the front will bring increasing relative
humidity during the afternoon, thus that area is not within the
fire weather watch at this time. however, the wind shift will
occur as in other areas of western Montana.

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IDZ102-103-282100-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
155 PM PDT THU AUG 27 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      after midnight...then becoming south 5-10 mph late in the
      night.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph becoming northwest 5-10
      mph late in the evening...then becoming southeast 10-15 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez perce.
* 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........17-27 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southeast 5-15 mph late in the
      morning...then increasing to west 15-25 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 10-20 mph increasing to southwest
      20-30 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Sunday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds
20-30 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...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-282100-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
255 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 16-26 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 20-30 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* 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. Slight chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 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............Southwest 5-10 mph increasing to 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* 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...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds
15-25 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. Chance of showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-282100-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
255 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* 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......Becoming southwest 10-15 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* 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 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming northeast 10-15 mph
      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 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph increasing to southwest 15-25
      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 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest 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...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows
50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ107-282100-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
255 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........66-76 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 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.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* 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 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph becoming northeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers and 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 15-25 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph increasing to south 15-25
      mph late in the morning...then becoming southwest in the
      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. 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...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows
50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-282100-
BITTERROOT-
255 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      after midnight...then becoming southwest late in the night.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* 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........10-20 percent.
* 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.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Isolated
  thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming southeast 10-15 mph
      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.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph increasing to southwest
      15-25 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 45-55. 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...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers.
Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-282100-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
255 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly clear.
  Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Areas
  of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* 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........10-20 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph increasing to 10-20
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 1 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Slight chance
  of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 50-60 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. Areas of smoke. Slight chance
  of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     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. Southwest winds
15-25 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 and
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$



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