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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
239 PM MDT MON JUL 6 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST MONTANA...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Warm and dry weather will continue into tonight with
thermal belts on favored mid slopes. A few showers and
thunderstorms are possible Tuesday but most areas will remain dry.
A slight warming trend follows through mid-week, with Thursday
being the warmest day. Cooling and moistening is then expected for
the latter half of the week and into the weekend with an
increasing threat of thunderstorms.

Montana: Warm and mostly dry weather will continue into tonight
with only a few thunderstorms across Southwest Montana. Scattered
showers are expected across Northwest Montana on Tuesday morning with
a chance of showers and thunderstorms for most areas on Tuesday
afternoon as a disturbance moves in. Although some storms will be
capable of wetting rains, given the extremely dry fuels, any
lightning strikes outside of the main rain cores will present
concerns for fire starts. Meanwhile, another backdoor cold front
will sweep through the area late Tuesday bringing another wind
shift, though winds will not be as strong as the last backdoor
front. A slight warming trend follows through mid-week, with Thursday
being the warmest day. From Friday onward, there is an increasing
threat of wet thunderstorms.


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IDZ102-103-072045-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
139 PM PDT MON JUL 6 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph until early morning becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-65 valleys and 48-58 ridges.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent valleys and 58-68 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-15 mph becoming east 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ104-105-072045-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
239 PM MDT MON JUL 6 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ZONE 104 FROM 1 PM MDT
UNTIL 9 PM MDT ON TUESDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS...

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....48-58.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph...then becoming
      variable less than 5 mph late in the night.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in the
  morning then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 60-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........33-43 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent valleys and 81-91 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....83-93 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 24-34 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ106-108-072045-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
239 PM MDT MON JUL 6 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....48-58.
* Max Humidity........74-84 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............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in the
  morning then isolated to scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 73-83 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 25-35 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. West winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ107-072045-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
239 PM MDT MON JUL 6 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 52-62 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming northeast up to
      5 mph late in the night.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in the
  morning then scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 36-46 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming north 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 90-100. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Diurnal terrain winds to 10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
60-70. Highs 85-95.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95.

$$

MTZ109-072045-
BITTERROOT-
239 PM MDT MON JUL 6 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      late in the night.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........21-31 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........19-29 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Thursday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-072045-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
239 PM MDT MON JUL 6 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 73-83 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 27-37 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Tuesday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent valleys and 77-87 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph decreasing to variable
      less than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Wednesday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 63-73 ridges.
* Min Humidity........27-37 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows
50-60. Highs 75-85.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$



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