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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Missoula MT
310 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...Gusty winds and low humidities in NW Montana Wednesday...
...Drier with increased winds in north central Idaho, west
central/Southwest Montana Thursday...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A few showers will develop this afternoon but there will
be better chances for showers tonight and through Wednesday
morning with the arrive of a disturbance from the southwest. Cloud
cover and showers on Wednesday will keep temperatures below
average. Any measurable precipitation is most likely in Idaho
County with much less of a chance in most of Clearwater County. A
cold front will pass on Thursday with lower humidities and an
increase in westerly winds. The disturbance for Saturday is now
trending weaker with latest models, so widespread showers in
north central Idaho are looking less likely.

Montana: Showers will continue to pass through the Beaverhead-
Deerlodge NF this afternoon. A few showers are also possible in
the rest of western Montana but these are not likely to result in
much moisture. Another disturbance will begin to move into west
central Montana overnight which will bring cloud cover and showers
through Wednesday morning. These showers will expand into
thunderstorms in southwest Montana during the afternoon. Northwest
Montana will have drier air move in overnight so recoveries will
be drier and increased winds are expected by the afternoon.
Moderately low humidity and increased winds Wednesday afternoon
may cause a short period of near critical conditions in northwest
Montana. The rest of Montana will have higher humidity so
increased wind should not be as much of an impact. Increased winds
are also expected on Thursday, though northwest Montana will have
showers and higher humidity while west central and southwest
Montana will be drier.

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IDZ102-103-052115-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
210 PM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  20 percent in the Clearwater/Nez perce.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming southwest
      5-10 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...4 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  20 percent in the Clearwater/Nez perce.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........65-75 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....78-88 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. 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.

$$

MTZ104-105-052115-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
310 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........65-75 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........28-38 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-052115-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
310 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........66-76 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in the West Lolo...and 4 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the West Lolo...and 30 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent in the West Lolo...and 30 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 20-30 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. 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.

$$

MTZ107-052115-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
310 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........58-68 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-18 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........46-56 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 3-5 mph becoming west
      10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-052115-
BITTERROOT-
310 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms
  likely.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming west 5-10 mph in
      the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly clear.
  Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-052115-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
310 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 73-83 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms
  likely.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........41-51 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................5.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Wednesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................3 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 4 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Thursday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 3-5 mph becoming west
      10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to west 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 2 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
45-55. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

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