Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6
000
FNUS55 KMSO 292036
FWFMSO

Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
236 PM MDT Fri Jul 29 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING for Deerlodge/West Beaverhead...East Beaverhead...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: With high pressure still locked over the region, breezy
winds will occur Saturday and strengthen on Sunday as a system
helps to weaken the ridge and bring about a strengthening pressure
gradient. Winds up to 25 mph in exposed areas and ridge tops are
likely on Saturday afternoon/evening, but come Sunday, gusts of
30-35 mph are possible. This will be a dry frontal passage, so
little to no rain is expected. Tuesday looks like it could be
another day of concern, with an additional dry frontal passage.

Montana: High pressure will continue to produce very dry
conditions, particularly across southwest Montana, where single
digit RH values are likely by Sunday. Low RHs will be coupled
with strong, gusty winds Sunday afternoon and evening to produce
escalated fire concerns for the Beaverhead/Deerlodge forests
(fire weather zones 110/111). As such: A fire weather watch has
been issued for much of Sunday for this area. It should be noted
that while breezy winds are expected on Saturday across all of
western Montana, winds will become stronger on Sunday. While fire
activity concerns are likely for the entire region, RHs will be
lowest and winds strongest in fire weather zones 110/111. Tuesday
looks like it could be another day of concern, with an additional
dry frontal passage.


Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NWSMissoula

IDZ102-103-302045-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
136 PM PDT Fri Jul 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........70-80 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south up to 5 mph
      after midnight...then becoming southwest late in the night.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph increasing to west
      10-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........56-66 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-20 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds 10-15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. West
winds 15-25 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. West winds
10-15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-302045-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
236 PM MDT Fri Jul 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....50-60.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 60-70 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph becoming south after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-20 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 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.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....75-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........17-27 percent valleys and 26-36 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph becoming west 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 15-25
mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds 15-25 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ106-108-302045-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
236 PM MDT Fri Jul 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 58-68 ridges.
* Max Humidity........66-76 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 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........10-20 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-20 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1 in the West Lolo...and 2 in the East Lolo.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 68-78 ridges.
* Min Humidity........16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.
Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. West winds
15-25 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ107-302045-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
236 PM MDT Fri Jul 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........57-67 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North up to 5 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........7-17 percent valleys and 16-26 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 5-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 38-48 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....80-85 valleys and 65-70 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent valleys and 19-29 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-15 mph becoming west 15-25 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. Southwest winds
10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.
Southwest winds 15-20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-302045-
Bitterroot-
236 PM MDT Fri Jul 29 2016

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........73-83 percent valleys and 51-61 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-15 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming west 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........69-79 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 10-15 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-75 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-13 percent valleys and 11-21 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. West winds 10-20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. West winds 10-25 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
10-20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 75-85.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ110-111-302045-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
236 PM MDT Fri Jul 29 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........72-82 percent valleys and 52-62 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 southeast
      up to 5 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-17 percent valleys and 13-23 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-20 mph.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 42-52 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 10-15 mph becoming southwest 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....80-90 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........8-14 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 15-25 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph increasing to west
      25-35 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. West winds 15-25 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Southwest winds
25-35 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80. West winds
15-25 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.