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
337 AM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014


.DISCUSSION...
Showers and thunderstorms will increase in coverage today into
this evening as the atmosphere over the region continues to
transition to a troughing pattern and becomes more unstable.
Temperatures are also starting to cool with Pacific air moving in.
Developing wet and cool low pressure system is still on track for
late Thursday into the weekend. Gusty and raw north to northeast
winds are expected with the cool Canadian air mass pushing in late
Friday into early Saturday. High valley frost is possible Sunday
morning.

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IDZ102-103-210945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
237 AM PDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ102...and 3 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ102...and 20 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming northwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in FWZ102...and 30 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Northwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. North winds
5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ104-105-210945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
337 AM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........90-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast in the
      late evening and early morning...then becoming northeast
      early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming southeast in the
      late evening and early morning...then becoming east 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........55-65 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent.

.Friday...Cooler. Rain and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows
45-55. Highs 55-65. East winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Rain. Lows 45-55. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds
10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 60-70. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-210945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
337 AM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........43-53 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........47-57 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming north in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Friday...Cooler. Rain and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 60-70. East winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 45-55. Highs
55-65. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-210945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
337 AM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........89-98 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming north in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Friday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 60-70.
Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows 50-60. Highs
60-70. Northeast winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ109-210945-
Bitterroot-
337 AM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming northwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Friday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. North
winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Rain. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. North winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ110-111-210945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
337 AM MDT Wed Aug 20 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Rain showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........89-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming northwest up to 5 mph
      after midnight...then becoming southwest early in the
      morning.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........34-44 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming south late in the
      morning...then becoming west in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in FWZ110...and 2 in FWZ111.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in FWZ110...and 50 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Friday...Rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. East winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
scattered thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. North winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$







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