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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
227 PM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A cold and wet low pressure system will move through the
region this weekend. The exact placement of the heaviest
precipitation is still a little uncertain, but most locations
should get a wetting rain by Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will
be well below normal for this time of year with high humidity
readings. The system should move out of the area by Monday.
Westerly flow will persist over the region through out the week,
allowing for a gradual warm up and afternoon/evening breezes.

Montana: A cold and wet low pressure will have a big impact on
portions of the western Montana. Many location will receive over a
quarter of an inch of rain with areas along the Continental
Divide getting over an inch by Sunday afternoon. Snow levels will
lower to around 6500`, maybe even lower in Glacier, by Sunday
morning. Accumulating snow on higher elevation fires should be
expected. Temperatures will remain well below normal with high
humidity readings. Westerly flow will become the dominant pattern
next week allowing for a gradual warming and drying trend with
afternoon/evening breezes.


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IDZ102-103-052030-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
127 PM PDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and isolated
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 33-43 ridges.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent valleys and 99-100 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph becoming southeast 5-10
      mph late in the night.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 1 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  90 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....33-43.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  90 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Snow
  level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  50 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ104-105-052030-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
227 PM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Widespread showers. Snow level
  7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph becoming north 5-10 mph late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain and snow. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers in the morning.
  chance of showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Kootenai...and 80 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
55-65. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-052030-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
227 PM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
  widespread showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........93-100 percent valleys and 82-92 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in the West Lolo...and 90 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........72-82 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph becoming southwest 5-10
      mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........96-100 percent valleys and 85-95 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow level
  7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds
5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-052030-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
227 PM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
  widespread showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph becoming south up to 5
      mph early in the afternoon...then becoming west 5-10 mph late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph early in the
      evening becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph...then becoming
      variable less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow level
  6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
60-70. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-052030-
BITTERROOT-
227 PM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
  widespread showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent valleys and 86-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain. Snow in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain and snow. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........92-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow
  showers. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 55-65. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-052030-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
227 PM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the evening. Isolated
  thunderstorms. widespread showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 50 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain and isolated
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph early in the
      afternoon...then increasing to 15-25 mph late in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 40 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain likely and snow. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 40 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow
  showers. Snow level 7500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 60-70. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 35-45.
Highs 65-75. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.

$$



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