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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
256 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

...Hot and very dry with strengthening thermal belts...
...Increasing chances for thunderstorms early next week...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: High pressure will continue to strengthen over the area
through this weekend, producing very hot and dry conditions. RHs
will be in the single digits, with strong thermal belts causing
poor RH recoveries on the midslopes and ridges. Sunday looks like
the warmest and driest day. Winds will generally be light and
terrain driven. Increasing moisture next week as high pressure
moves eastward will bring potential for thunderstorms as early as
Monday, lasting into mid week. Storms may start out dry, but
moisten with time.

Montana: High pressure will continue to strengthen over the area
through this weekend, producing very hot and dry conditions. RHs
will be in the single digits, with strong thermal belts causing
poor RH recoveries on the midslopes and ridges. Sunday looks like
the warmest and driest day. Winds will generally be light and
terrain driven, except for across northwest Montana where some
increased afternoon westerly winds are possible this weekend.
Increasing moisture next week as high pressure moves eastward will
bring potential for thunderstorms as early as Monday, lasting into
mid week. Storms may start out dry, but moisten with time.

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IDZ102-103-312100-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
156 PM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to 5
      mph late in the night.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 85-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-16 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........58-68 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to
      5 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....100-110 valleys and 85-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-17 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-312100-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
256 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 48-58 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-13 percent valleys and 12-19 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-13 percent valleys and 10-20 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 3-5 mph becoming west
      10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming west 10-20 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-312100-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
256 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-15 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........62-72 percent valleys and 36-46 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.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........6-11 percent valleys and 11-18 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 3-5 mph becoming west
      10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-312100-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
256 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........67-77 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming southwest after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-15 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........47-57 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-15 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
      Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 95-105. Southwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
60-70. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-312100-
BITTERROOT-
256 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 40-50 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      late in the night.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-17 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....48-58 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-18 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph increasing to
      northwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
60-70. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-312100-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
256 PM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast
      up to 5 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-15 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-50 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 47-57 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-14 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming west 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................2 in the Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...and 1 in
  the East Beaverhead.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Sunday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$



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