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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
312 PM MDT Wed Aug 31 2016

...Dry conditions with increasing winds both Thursday and Friday
across southwest Montana...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: A cold front will begin to move into the region tonight
into early Thursday, bringing slightly cooler and more moist
conditions. Though winds will be breezy, higher humidity is
expected. Much cooler conditions expected by Friday with potential
for wetting rains, especially north of Highway 12. Cool and
showery continues into the weekend.

Montana: A cold front will stall across the area Thursday. This
will bring cooler and more moist conditions to most of western
Montana, while warm and dry air will remain in place over
southwest Montana. Breezy winds are anticipated, but coupled with
higher humidity should not be a problem other than possibly over
southwest Montana. The front pushes through southwest Montana
Friday, producing potentially critical conditions due to gusty
wind and low RH, mainly for the Beaverhead/Deerlodge. Elsewhere,
much cooler temperatures and even wetting rains are anticipated,
especially across northwest Montana.


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IDZ102-103-012115-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
212 PM PDT Wed Aug 31 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........65-75 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph becoming west in the late
      evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............South 10-20 mph becoming northwest 5-15 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................2 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 1 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 32-42 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.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of rain
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 86-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and
  10 percent in the Clearwater/Nez Perce.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 10-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ104-105-012115-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
312 PM MDT Wed Aug 31 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the evening.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 57-67 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph early in the evening.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of rain
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 74-84 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent in the Kootenai...and 10 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 45-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph increasing to southwest 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent in the Kootenai...and 60 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Southwest winds 20-30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. East winds 10-15 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ106-108-012115-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
312 PM MDT Wed Aug 31 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming north in the late
      evening and early morning...then becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph late in the night.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming southeast 5-15 mph in
      the late evening and early morning...then becoming southwest
      5-10 mph late in the night.
* LAL.................2 in the West Lolo...and 3 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 68-78 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of rain
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 3 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph increasing to 15-25 mph in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in the West Lolo...and 20 percent
  in the East Lolo.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ107-012115-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
312 PM MDT Wed Aug 31 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph increasing to
      southwest 5-10 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph becoming east 5-10 mph late in
      the evening...then becoming south 5-15 mph after midnight
      becoming west 5-10 mph late in the night.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 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.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........32-42 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds up to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 60-70.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75.

$$

MTZ109-012115-
Bitterroot-
312 PM MDT Wed Aug 31 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........66-76 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming southwest after
      midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph becoming southwest up to 5
      mph after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent valleys and 33-43 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. West winds 5-15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. North winds 5-10 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ110-111-012115-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
312 PM MDT Wed Aug 31 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Areas of smoke. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
  Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........52-62 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming south in the late
      evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph becoming south 5-15 mph in
      the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with areas of smoke. Chance of
  rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-18 percent valleys and 14-24 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph becoming south 5-15 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Slight chance
  of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....68-78 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph increasing to west 15-25
      mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph increasing to 20-35 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds
15-25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70. North winds 10-15 mph.
.LABOR DAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 55-65. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70.

$$



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