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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
338 AM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Thunderstorm activity will expand northward today with isolated
to scattered coverage across much of the area. The best chances will be
in the eastern Nez Perce NF and the southern Bitterroot NF. Watch for
gusty winds and locally heavy rain as the primary threats this afternoon
and evening. Hot and mostly dry weather is anticipated Friday through
early next week with only a slight chance for afternoon/evening
thunderstorms.

Montana: Thunderstorm activity will expand northward today reaching as
far north as the Lolo NF later in the day. The greatest coverage and
best chance of wetter storms will still remain further south though,
across the southern Bitterroot NF and the Beaverhead/Deerlodge NF. From
the Bitterroot Valley northward, thunderstorms will be drier overall, so
watch out for gusty and erratic winds near any thunderstorm activity
this afternoon. Hot and mostly dry weather is anticipated Friday through
early next week with only a slight chance for afternoon/evening
thunderstorms, mainly across southwest Montana.


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IDZ102-103-280945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
238 AM PDT Thu Jul 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 4 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  20 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to
      5 mph early in the morning.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ104-105-280945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
338 AM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the Flathead/Glacier
  Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

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

$$

MTZ106-108-280945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
338 AM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning. Chance
  of rain showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms. Patchy smoke after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ107-280945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
338 AM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 19-29 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)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........44-54 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ109-280945-
Bitterroot-
338 AM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Rain showers and thunderstorms likely, especially in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Patchy
  smoke after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 50-60 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph early in the
      evening becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming southwest in
      the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ110-111-280945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
338 AM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming southwest in the late
      evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$



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