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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
342 AM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: High pressure ridging will build back in, leading to a return to
diurnally driven winds, along with hot and mostly dry conditions. An
isolated thunderstorm is possible the next two afternoons for the
southern Nez Perce NF, accompanied by gusty winds. A weak disturbance
on Thursday may result in a slight uptick in thunderstorm activity.

Montana: East winds are expected along the Divide this morning, but
high pressure ridging will build back in, leading to diurnally driven
winds, along with very warm and mostly dry conditions the next few days.
An exception will be the southern Bitterroot NF, along with the
Beaverhead and Deerlodge NF, where thunderstorms are possible the next
two afternoons accompanied by gusty winds. A weak disturbance on
Thursday may result in thunderstorm activity reaching northward into the
Lolo NF, but the greatest coverage will continue to be over southwest
Montana.


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IDZ102-103-260945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
242 AM PDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming northwest
      5-10 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Max Humidity........66-76 percent valleys and 45-55 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to 5
      mph early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming northwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ104-105-260945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
342 AM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 42-52 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming east 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ106-108-260945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
342 AM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming northwest
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........62-72 percent valleys and 37-47 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph until early morning becoming
      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.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........7-17 percent valleys and 16-26 percent
  ridges.
* 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
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 55-65.
Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ107-260945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
342 AM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming west early in
      the afternoon, then becoming northwest 5-10 mph late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 39-49 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming west late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ109-260945-
Bitterroot-
342 AM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northwest 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........66-76 percent valleys and 38-48 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to
      5 mph early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 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............South up to 5 mph becoming west 5-10 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. South winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ110-111-260945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
342 AM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest early
      in the afternoon, then becoming northwest late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 20 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. Slight
  chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming southeast in the
      late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Deerlodge/West
  Beaverhead...and 20 percent in the East Beaverhead.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 68-78 ridges.
* Min Humidity........25-35 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$



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