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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
341 PM MDT Thu Aug 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...Widespread showers and thunderstorms continue to
develop this afternoon across the area and are likely to continue
overnight. The key threats will be heavy rain, frequent lightning
and small hail. A widespread precipitation event will be
developing across the area on Friday and persisting into the
weekend. A widespread wetting rainfall is likely for most
districts, with locations nearer to the Divide seeing well more
than an inch of precipitation. In fact, this system is so
anomalously cold that snow may be possible above 7000ft across
western Montana. After pleasant conditions returning on Sunday, a
secondary system will bring another round of rainfall to the
region on Tuesday. There may be a drying trend thereafter, but low
confidence exists in this part of the forecast.

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IDZ102-103-222145-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
241 PM PDT Thu Aug 21 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55.
* Max Humidity........64-74 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph becoming
      northeast 5-10 mph in the late evening and overnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming east 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ102...and 3 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-80 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........45-55 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent in FWZ102...and 100 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 38-48 ridges.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph becoming east early in
      the morning.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-10 mph becoming south after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-75 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Min Humidity........52-62 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ102...and 50 percent in
  FWZ103.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. South winds 5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
45-55. Highs 75-85. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-222145-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
341 PM MDT Thu Aug 21 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and scattered thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent in FWZ104...and 90 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........60-70 percent valleys and 70-80 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming 10-20 mph late in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent in FWZ104...and 100 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....35-45.
* Max Humidity........91-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in FWZ104...and 100 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........59-69 percent valleys and 72-82 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ104...and 100 percent in
  FWZ105.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. East winds
10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Southeast winds
5-10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 40-50.
Highs 65-75. Variable winds up to 10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-222145-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
341 PM MDT Thu Aug 21 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and scattered
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........79-89 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ106...and 60 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 53-63 ridges.
* Min Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........92-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph becoming southeast 5-15
      mph early in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...70 percent in FWZ106...and 100 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........55-65 percent valleys and 71-81 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. East winds
10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 65-75. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-222145-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
341 PM MDT Thu Aug 21 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and scattered
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Max Humidity........83-93 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming east 5-15 mph in the
      late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........64-74 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 10-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........93-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph becoming south early in the
      morning.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 10-15 mph becoming southwest 5-15
      mph after midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 68-78 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming northeast 10-15 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. East winds
10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40-50. Highs 70-80. East winds 5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 75-85.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ109-222145-
Bitterroot-
341 PM MDT Thu Aug 21 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and scattered
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........71-81 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest up to 5 mph becoming east 5-10 mph
      in the late evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...40 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....70-75 valleys and 55-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........57-67 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............East 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................4.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........88-98 percent valleys and 99-100 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming south in the late
      evening and overnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....65-70 valleys and 50-55 ridges.
* Min Humidity........54-64 percent valleys and 67-77 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. East winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 45-55. Highs 65-75. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 65-75. Northwest winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ110-111-222145-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
341 PM MDT Thu Aug 21 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and scattered
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....40-50.
* Max Humidity........85-95 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....60-65 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Min Humidity........50-60 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ110...and 80 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Friday Night...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  evening. Rain showers.
* Min Temperature.....40-45.
* Max Humidity........94-99 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......East 5-10 mph becoming variable less than 5
      mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ110...and 60 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....50-60.
* Min Humidity........63-73 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ110...and 50 percent in
  FWZ111.

.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. East winds
5-10 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. Variable winds
up to 10 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 60-70. West winds
5-10 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 40-50. Highs 70-80.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows 45-55. Highs 70-80.

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