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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
342 AM MDT Fri Aug 1 2014

...SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON...AGAIN ON SATURDAY...

.DISCUSSION...

A high concentration of tropical moisture will move across the
Northern Rockies from the south through Saturday evening. As has
been the case for southwest Montana and north central Idaho over
the past several days, thunderstorm development will peak in the
early evening. However, this round of thunderstorms will be more
widespread, extending all the way north to the Canada border, and
possess a high likelihood of wetting rain. Due to the convective
nature of the storms over the next few days, some locations will
receive a wetting rain while others will be missed completely.
These storms will also create some erratic wind gusts, most
notably in those area where the storms narrowly miss.

Otherwise and after Saturday, the pattern will return to daily
afternoon and evening thunderstorms as high pressure over the West
weakens early next week and re-emerges by mid-week. Daily
temperatures and poor overnight humidity recovery will not change
much over the next week. Winds will be dominated by terrain and
thunderstorm development.

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IDZ102-103-020945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
242 AM PDT Fri Aug 1 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming south 5-10 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5
      mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight
chance of rain showers. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ104-105-020945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
342 AM MDT Fri Aug 1 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....88-98 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming east 5-10 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight
chance of rain showers. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-108-020945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
342 AM MDT Fri Aug 1 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 78-88 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming south in the
      late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ107-020945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
342 AM MDT Fri Aug 1 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming west in the
      late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming south early in the
      morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-020945-
Bitterroot-
342 AM MDT Fri Aug 1 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming east in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....48-58.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming southeast
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-020945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
342 AM MDT Fri Aug 1 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northeast 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

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