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
446 AM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.DISCUSSION...

* Idaho and Montana: Atmospheric moisture begins to dwindle today
  under the weakening, baggy trough and thus fewer showers are
  expected. Temperatures will gradually grow warmer though the
  weekend with afternoon humidity falling yet again as the trough
  moves east and we transition to southwest flow over the area
  this weekend. This will bring temperatures up to around normal
  and lower humidity back into the teens and lower 20s. However
  the potential for gusty winds late Saturday and perhaps even
  overnight into early Sunday morning could be the next fire
  weather concern. Right now we`re struggling to identify the
  most critical period of concern (Saturday afternoon vs. Saturday
  overnight into early Sunday morning) and will hold off until
  additional model consistency can be attained. Warm, dry and
  breezy conditions will persist through early next week. But a
  transition to cooler, potentially wetter weather is still
  lingering on the horizon later next week.

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IDZ102-103-261100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
346 AM PDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....38-48.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....78-88 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northwest late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ104-105-261100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
446 AM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming north 5-10 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in the Kootenai...and 3 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Kootenai...and 20 percent in
  the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming southwest late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-261100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
446 AM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming north late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....33-43.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming northeast 5-15 mph in
      the late evening and early morning...then decreasing to
      variable less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 63-73 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-261100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
446 AM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming north late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 70-80 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming east after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to
      5 mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
20-30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-261100-
Bitterroot-
446 AM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 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.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........63-73 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming northwest late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds
5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55. Highs
75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-261100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
446 AM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and isolated thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....30-40.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming northwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 45-55.
Highs 75-85.

$$



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