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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
250 PM MDT Thu Jul 31 2014

...Continued Hot on Saturday...
...Increasing Thunderstorm Threat Friday and Saturday...

.DISCUSSION...The atmosphere should moisten late Friday into
Saturday resulting in an increase in the thunderstorm threat.
Initially, the storms late Friday should be a mix of wet and dry
with significant outflows/gusty winds. However, the storms should
become wetter by Saturday. The very warm air mass will continue
into Saturday. However, as the air mass slowly moistens, the
thermal belts should weaken. A little drier westerly flow is
expected to develop by early next week, but the warm air mass will
persist.

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IDZ102-103-012100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
150 PM PDT Thu Jul 31 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly south part this evening.
* Min Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 61-68 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 45-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Increasing clouds. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.  Strong gusty winds near storms.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northwest 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph. Strong gusty winds
      near evening storms.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to 5
      mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming east in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ104-105-012100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
250 PM MDT Thu Jul 31 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms along the Divide this evening.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 45-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming east up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............South up to 5 mph becoming north 5-10
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming west early in the
      morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to 5 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight
chance of rain showers. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Diurnal terrain
winds to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-108-012100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
250 PM MDT Thu Jul 31 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms this evening.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming east 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-18 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon. Strong gusty winds possible near storms.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming north 5-10
      mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph. Strong gusty winds
      near evening storms.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to
      5 mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming southeast in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight
chance of rain showers. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-012100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
250 PM MDT Thu Jul 31 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming northeast
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  mid to late afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in
      the afternoon. Strong gusty winds possible near storms.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming northwest
      5-10 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph until early
      morning becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph. Strong gusty
      winds possible near evening storms.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast up to 5 mph becoming west 5-10 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming southeast up to 5 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-012100-
Bitterroot-
250 PM MDT Thu Jul 31 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....53-63 valleys and 62-67 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 35-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph becoming northeast
      5-10 mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.  Strong gusty winds possible near storms.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph early in the morning
      becoming variable 1-3 mph...then becoming north up to 5 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........80-90 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph. Strong gusty winds
      possible near evening storms.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph becoming east after
      midnight...then becoming south early in the morning.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 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............South up to 5 mph becoming southeast in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight
chance of rain showers. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-012100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
250 PM MDT Thu Jul 31 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 45-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming northeast after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northeast 5-10 mph
      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to
      5 mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming east in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms and slight
chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

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