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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
342 AM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Most, if not all shower and thunderstorm activity will
remain east of the Nez Perce and Clearwater NFs today. Though, the
increase in moisture (clouds), will help keep RHs higher in the
afternoons, and good recoveries overnight. This will change by
tomorrow and entering the weekend, with drier air and warming
temperatures moving into the region. Expect poorer RH recoveries
starting Thursday, but worsening Friday. An increase in winds will
also be possible Saturday and Sunday, as the ridge begins to break
down.

Montana: We are expecting another round of showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Locations with the
higher chances, will be the Kootenai and Flathead NFs and Glacier
National Park region, south along the Continental Divide in
western Montana. These storms will be capable of producing quick
burst of heavy rain. Some storms could become quite strong,
producing small hail and gusty winds in excess of 40 mph.
Thunderstorm activity will lessen each day for the rest of the
week, into the weekend. With GNP and the mountains along the
divide having the best chance for any activity.

We are expecting a windy day Saturday and/or Sunday as the ridge
begins to break down. Southwest Montana will likely see the
stronger winds during this time period.


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IDZ102-103-280945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
242 AM PDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming northeast
      late in the morning...then becoming northwest 5-10 mph in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ104-105-280945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
342 AM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      early in the afternoon...then becoming north late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in the Kootenai...and 40 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........89-97 percent valleys and 82-92 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to
      5 mph early in the morning.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....83-93 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 34-44 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-280945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
342 AM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming southwest
      late in the morning...then becoming northwest 5-10 mph in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to 5
      mph after midnight.
* LAL.................2 in the West Lolo...and 3 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 22-32 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 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and early afternoon...then becoming
      northwest late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-280945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
342 AM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming northwest late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest
winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-280945-
Bitterroot-
342 AM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 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 afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........6-16 percent valleys and 14-24 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-280945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
342 AM MDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy
  then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. North winds 5-10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$



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