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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
315 PM MDT TUE JUL 28 2015

...Hot and dry conditions Thursday through the weekend...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: One more day of cooler than normal temperatures will occur
Wednesday, though there will still be drying. Confidence is high
for a big change to hot and dry conditions begins Thursday through
the weekend as a ridge of high pressure strengthens over the
region. The big impact will be very low RH values in the upper
single digits to mid teens and temperatures as high as the mid
100s in the lower Hells Canyon region. Also expect strong thermal
belts.

A subtle change for an increase in mid level moisture is expected
late Sunday through early next week. Confidence is low, but there
is a slight chance of thunderstorms during this time frame.


Montana: One more day of cooler than normal temperatures will
occur Wednesday, though there will still be drying. Confidence is
high for a big change to hot and dry conditions begins Thursday
through the weekend as a ridge of high pressure strengthens over
the region. The big impact will be very low RH values in the upper
single digits to mid teens and temperatures in the mid to upper
90s in the valleys. Expect strong thermal belts.

A subtle change for an increase in mid level moisture is expected
late Sunday through early next week. Confidence is low but there
is a slight chance of thunderstorms in the Beaverhead/Deerlodge and
southern Bitterroots during this time frame.


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IDZ102-103-292115-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
215 PM PDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....43-53.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 48-58 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming south after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....48-58.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 41-51 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-18 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ104-105-292115-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
315 PM MDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-45 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 59-69 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 19-29 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......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.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 53-63 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-17 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 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.

.Friday...Clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-108-292115-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
315 PM MDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-45 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 51-61 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-18 percent valleys and 15-25 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........75-85 percent valleys and 44-54 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-18 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-292115-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
315 PM MDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 54-64 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph decreasing overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 16-26 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 39-49 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-19 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. 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. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-292115-
BITTERROOT-
315 PM MDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-45 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 53-63 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-292115-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
315 PM MDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 16-26 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 56-66 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$



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