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
238 PM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

...Increased Winds and Low Humidities Causing Moderate Fire
Weather Conditions Beginning This Weekend...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: Northerly flow remains over the Northern Rockies through
Friday keeping temperatures cool, but humidity readings will be
low by Friday afternoon. The flow becomes westerly this weekend
causing a warming trend with gusty westerly winds mixing to the
surface each afternoon/evening. The dry conditions and winds will
create moderate fire weather concerns for the region. The flow
becomes southwesterly by first part of next week causing
temperatures to be 10 degrees above normal. Again the winds and
low RHs will be a concern for Monday/Tuesday time frame.

Montana: A cold front from the north will impact northwest
Montana this evening producing gusty north winds and precipitation
around Glacier Park. Northerly flow remains over the Northern
Rockies through Friday keeping temperatures cool. The flow
becomes westerly this weekend causing a warming trend with gusty
westerly winds mixing to the surface each afternoon/evening. The
dry conditions and winds will create moderate fire weather
concerns for the region. The flow becomes southwesterly by first
part of next week causing temperatures to be 10 degrees above
normal. Again the winds and low RHs will be a concern for
Monday/Tuesday time frame.


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IDZ102-103-262045-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
138 PM PDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph early in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northwest late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....43-53.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 46-56 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.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....83-93 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50-60.
Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ104-105-262045-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
238 PM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........78-88 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....73-83 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 35-45 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming southwest late in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in the Kootenai...and 2 in the
  Flathead/Glacier Park.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........22-32 percent valleys and 30-40 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-262045-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
238 PM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and isolated thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........68-78 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 63-73 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 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.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....38-48 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming southwest after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 20-30 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-262045-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
238 PM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  and isolated thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 70-80 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph increasing to north
      10-20 mph late in the evening...then becoming northeast 5-10
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........20-30 percent valleys and 28-38 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming southwest up to
      5 mph late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........82-92 percent valleys and 55-65 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph becoming
      variable less than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph becoming south after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph increasing to 10-20 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
15-25 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms and slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-262045-
Bitterroot-
238 PM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
* Max Humidity........63-73 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph until early morning becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....75-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northwest 5-10 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 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.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-262045-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
238 PM MDT Thu Aug 25 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy
  then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent valleys and 23-33 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East up to 5 mph becoming northwest 5-10 mph
      late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....33-43 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 56-66 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming southwest after
      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph increasing to 10-20 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
5-15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.

$$


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