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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
231 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

...Potential gusty winds/low RH across southwest Montana
Wednesday...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Another night of good RH recoveries will occur tonight as
the area remains cool and moist going into Tuesday. Expect below
normal high temps once again, but with slightly lower min RHs as
subtle southwesterly flow develops ahead of Wednesday`s cold
front. Wednesday will see an increase in winds, likely at
ridgetops and exposed areas once again, with a chance for precip
developing with the cold front.

Montana: Good RH recoveries will occur again tonight as the area
remains cool and moist going into Tuesday. Expect below normal high
temps once again, but with slightly lower min RHs as subtle
southwesterly flow develops ahead of Wednesday`s cold front. This
front will likely produce rainfall in the afternoon for portions
of west central MT. That being said, our greatest concern will be
across FWZ 110/110 over the Beaverhead/Deerlodge/Dillon area,
where low RH will combine with 30 to 40 knot wind gusts,
especially in high terrain, in the pre-frontal environment. This
has prompted us to consider a possible fire weather watch for
these general areas in the near future.


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IDZ102-103-012045-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
131 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 38-48 ridges.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 76-86 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....78-88 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 38-48 ridges.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 81-91 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Patchy smoke. Lows
45-55. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows 45-55. Highs
75-85.

$$

MTZ104-105-012045-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
231 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Isolated
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Patchy fog. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 45-55. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ106-108-012045-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
231 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the West Lolo...and 0 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Patchy fog. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 50-60. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ107-012045-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
231 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 65-75 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.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Patchy smoke. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Chance of
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Patchy fog. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ109-012045-
BITTERROOT-
231 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph increasing to southwest 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65.
Northwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
35-45. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ110-111-012045-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
231 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 10-20 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Slight chance of
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 20-35 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.

.Thursday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. West
winds 20-30 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
35-45. Highs 60-70. South winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. North winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.LABOR DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 40-50. Highs
65-75.

$$



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