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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
244 PM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...Warm overnight temperatures with strong thermal belts
tonight...

...Potential for mainly dry thunderstorms Monday afternoon across
central Idaho and southwest Montana...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A change in the weather pattern will begin tomorrow as high
pressure moves eastward, setting up southwest flow aloft.
Monsoonal moisture will work its way into the area, bringing a
chance of thunderstorms Monday afternoon into Tuesday, especially
over the Clearwater/Nez Perce NF. Storms are expected to
initially be dry, but should moisten up by Tuesday. Temperatures
will trend cooler and RH slightly higher for Monday, with a
bigger cooling/moistening by Tuesday.

Montana: A change in the weather pattern will begin tomorrow as high
pressure moves eastward, setting up southwest flow aloft.
Monsoonal moisture will work its way into the area, bringing a
chance of thunderstorms Monday afternoon into southwest Montana
(Beaverhead/Deerlodge and southern Bitterroot) and the rest of
western Montana Monday night into Tuesday. Storms are expected to
initially be dry, but should moisten up by Tuesday. Breezy
conditions may exist Monday night as a disturbance moves through.
Temperatures/RHs will remain hot and dry Monday, with a
cooling/moistening trend by Tuesday.

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IDZ102-103-032045-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
144 PM PDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....58-68.
* Max Humidity........44-54 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 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.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of mainly dry
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-14 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming southeast late
      in the morning...then becoming west in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming northwest 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 3 in the
  Clearwater/Nez perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  20 percent in the Clearwater/Nez perce.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....88-98 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 3 in the
  Clearwater/Nez perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  20 percent in the Clearwater/Nez perce.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-032045-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
244 PM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-14 percent valleys and 11-21 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming east early in
      the afternoon...then becoming west late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming west in the late
      evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-032045-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
244 PM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Max Humidity........51-61 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........6-11 percent valleys and 12-17 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming northwest late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 61-71 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming south late in
      the evening...then becoming west 10-20 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-032045-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
244 PM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Max Humidity........48-58 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to 5
      mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-16 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming northwest late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....60-65.
* Max Humidity........63-73 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph becoming 5-15 mph in the late
      evening and overnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-032045-
BITTERROOT-
244 PM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........42-52 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon. Storms will likely begin dry.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming west in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-032045-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
244 PM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........55-65 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon. Storms will likely begin dry.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

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