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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
241 PM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

...Strong thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening capable of
hail, damaging winds and heavy rain...
...Unseasonably strong cold front passage tonight creating gusty
winds and much cooler temperatures through Thursday...

.DISCUSSION...A more potent round of thunderstorms is expected late
this afternoon into the evening. Storms will be capable of hail,
damaging winds and brief heavy rain. A strong cold front will pass
tonight and likely keep winds gusting through the night. Thursday
will be significantly cooler and windy, especially across
northwest Montana.

A ridge of high pressure builds back over the region this weekend
into early next week. Temperatures will warm to above normal readings
by Sunday. High-based thunderstorms could develop during the
afternoon and evening hours on Monday and Tuesday.


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IDZ102-103-242045-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
141 PM PDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms likely.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph becoming northwest 15-25
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....78-88 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Northwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. 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...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ104-105-242045-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
241 PM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................5.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly clear.
  Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent valleys and 75-85 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 15-25 mph decreasing to 10-15 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 30-40 mph decreasing to 20-30 mph after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 39-49 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest
winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. South winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. South winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ106-108-242045-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
241 PM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms likely.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 10-15 mph becoming west 10-20 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ107-242045-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
241 PM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms likely.
* Min Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph becoming west 10-15 mph late
      in the evening...then increasing to 15-25 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 10-15 mph after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest
winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ109-242045-
Bitterroot-
241 PM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....43-53.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ110-111-242045-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
241 PM MDT Wed Jul 23 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
  slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 15-25 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$











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