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
354 AM MDT Tue Jul 22 2014

...Strong thunderstorms Wednesday...
...Gusty west winds developing Wednesday night into Thursday...


.DISCUSSION...Thunderstorm chances will continue to increase today
and especially Wednesday as a series of weather disturbances move
through north central ID and western MT. Chances for wetting rain
will be highest generally north of Interstate 90. Thunderstorms on
Wednesday could be strong with gusty winds, brief heavy rain and
hail. A strong cold front will move through the region late
Wednesday cooling temperatures significantly, but also causing
strong westerly winds through Thursday. A warming and drying trend
is expected to begin Friday into the weekend.


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IDZ102-103-231000-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
254 AM PDT Tue Jul 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 32-42 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph becoming
      southwest 5-15 mph early in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming southwest 10-20 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ102...and 40 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph becoming east 5-10
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and thunderstorms
  likely.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph becoming southwest 10-20
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ102...and 30 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Thursday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with chance of rain
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs
70-80. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ104-105-231000-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
354 AM MDT Tue Jul 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers. Scattered
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming south 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................5.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent in FWZ104...and 80 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Thursday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75.
Southwest winds 25-35 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest
winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-108-231000-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
354 AM MDT Tue Jul 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely. Scattered thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 68-78 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming east in the late
      evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming southeast 5-15 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms likely.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 10-20 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs
70-80. West winds 15-25 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ107-231000-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
354 AM MDT Tue Jul 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers. Scattered
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming
      southwest 5-10 mph late in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....53-58.
* Max Humidity........90-92 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast
      5-15 mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms likely.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Thursday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs
70-80. West winds 15-25 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ109-231000-
Bitterroot-
354 AM MDT Tue Jul 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and scattered
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming northeast 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph becoming southeast
      10-15 mph in the late evening and early morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...
* 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......Southeast 5-15 mph early in the morning
      becoming variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-15
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with chance of rain
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs
70-80. West winds 15-25 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ110-111-231000-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
354 AM MDT Tue Jul 22 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent valleys and 75-85 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming east in the
      late evening and early morning.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph becoming northeast early
      in the morning.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in FWZ110...and 10 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming south 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph becoming south 10-20 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain
showers and thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest
winds 15-25 mph.
.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

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