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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
333 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Isolated thunderstorm activity will be possible this afternoon,
primarily in the Nez Perce NF and the southern Bitterroot NF. Watch for
gusty winds and brief heavy rain as the primary threats. Hot and mostly
dry weather is anticipated this weekend through the middle of next week
with only a slight chance for afternoon/evening thunderstorms. Low
afternoon RH and strengthening overnight thermal belts will be common
during this timeframe.

Montana: Isolated thunderstorm activity will possible this afternoon
from the eastern Lolo NF southward but be most prevalent in the southern
Bitterroot NF and the Beaverhead/Deerlodge NF. Watch for gusty winds
and brief heavy rain as the primary threats. Hot and mostly dry weather
is anticipated this weekend through the middle of next week with only a
slight chance for afternoon/evening thunderstorms, mainly across
southwest Montana. Low afternoon RH and strengthening overnight thermal
belts will be common during this timeframe.


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IDZ102-103-290945-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
233 AM PDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms. Patchy smoke after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....53-63.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 54-64 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming east after
      midnight, then becoming south up to 5 mph early in the
      morning.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Northeast winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ104-105-290945-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
333 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 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.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-23 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ106-108-290945-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
333 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 18-28 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.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........57-67 percent valleys and 45-55 percent ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-16 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. West winds 5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ107-290945-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
333 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 18-28 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.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........49-59 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Diurnal terrain winds
to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100.

$$

MTZ109-290945-
Bitterroot-
333 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy
  then becoming mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. Chance
  of rain showers and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........60-70 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............North up to 5 mph becoming northeast after
      midnight, then becoming south early in the morning.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 15-25 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Northeast winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ110-111-290945-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
333 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning.
  Slight chance of rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 29-39 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke
  after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming south in the late
      evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming south in the late
      evening and overnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight 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......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Northeast winds
5-10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$


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