Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
723 AM MDT Tue Jul 26 2016


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: There are low chances for thunderstorms in the forecast
over the terrain today, but it is looking more likely that there
will only be cumulus cloud buildups and storms will be east of
the Clearwater and Nez Perce NF both today and Wednesday. So, the
hot and dry weather pattern will continue and overnight recoveries
are still expected to grow worse and thermal belts to strengthen
Wednesday through the end of the week.

There have been a lot of timing differences with the potential
weather system for this weekend, so confidence is low on the
details, but there are still chances for storms by the end of the
weekend.

Montana: Confidence continues to increase for thunderstorms this
afternoon, and northwest Montana remains the focus with a high
likelihood for wetting rains beneath storm cores. Along the Divide
and through southwest Montana is another area with high chances
for thunderstorms. Thunderstorms on Wednesday will have similar
placement as today, and temperatures and humidity will stay about
the same both days. The forecast for Thursday and on into the
weekend has changed very little; hot and dry conditions are likely
and overnight recoveries are still expected to grow worse with
strengthening thermal belts.

There have been a lot of timing differences with the potential
weather system for this weekend, so confidence is low on the
details, but there are still chances for storms by the end of the
weekend.


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IDZ102-103-271330-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
623 AM PDT Tue Jul 26 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........23-33 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1 in the Palouse/Hells Canyon...and 2 in the
  Clearwater/Nez Perce.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 23-33 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.

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

$$

MTZ104-105-271330-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
723 AM MDT Tue Jul 26 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.
  Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 34-44 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)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........91-97 percent valleys and 82-92 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 becoming southwest up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance
  of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....83-93 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 33-43 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.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in the Kootenai...and 40 percent
  in the Flathead/Glacier Park.

.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-271330-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
723 AM MDT Tue Jul 26 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 24-34 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.................2 in the West Lolo...and 4 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.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.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-271330-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
723 AM MDT Tue Jul 26 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 26-36 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)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly clear.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms and isolated rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 69-79 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 10-20 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........24-34 percent.
* 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.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.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.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-271330-
Bitterroot-
723 AM MDT Tue Jul 26 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming west 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 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........80-90 percent valleys and 65-75 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)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent.
* 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.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.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.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-271330-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
723 AM MDT Tue Jul 26 2016

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* 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.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming northeast late in
      the evening...then becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph becoming south 5-10 mph early
      in the morning.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent.
* 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.................3 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 2 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

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

$$



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