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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
242 PM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

...Relatively strong Thermal Belts persisting into Thursday
   night...
...A little additional heat and drier Thursday...
...Increasing Wet Thunderstorms Friday and Saturday...

.DISCUSSION...A moist and unstable atmosphere will linger across
mainly western Montana into this evening. Otherwise, high pressure
should strengthen producing a little additional heat, lower RH and
thermal belts late tonight into Thursday night. Additional
monsoon-type moisture should shift over the northern Rockies
Friday into Saturday supporting an increasing chance of wet
thunderstorms, but additional lightning as well.

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IDZ102-103-312045-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
142 PM PDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain
  showers and thunderstorms this evening.
* Min Temperature.....53-58 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........65-75 percent valleys and 44-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-59 valleys and 61-68 ridges.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 40-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph...decreasing overnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. North winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ104-105-312045-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
242 PM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening. brief heavy rain and gusty wind
  with a few of the storms.
* Min Temperature.....52-57 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-10 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-59 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 45-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....88-98 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph becoming north 5-10 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

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

$$

MTZ106-108-312045-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
242 PM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph becoming downslope/downvalley
      2-5 mph late in the night.
*     Ridge Top............variable to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-14 percent valleys and 14-24 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 35-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming east early
      in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

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

$$

MTZ107-312045-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
242 PM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....53-59 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-15 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....53-58 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 35-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming northeast up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. 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. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-312045-
Bitterroot-
242 PM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....52-59 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph becoming downslope/downvalley
      2-5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-14 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming northwest late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 62-68 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 35-54 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming northeast up to
      5 mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  chance of thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Variable 1-3 mph becoming north up to 5 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-312045-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
242 PM MDT Wed Jul 30 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms...mainly before midnight.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 50-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  chance of thunderstorms...mainly in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 40-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming northeast up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  chance of thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 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. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

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