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
420 AM MDT THU JUL 2 2015


...Very Hot and Dry through Saturday...

...Increasing westerly winds Saturday in West Central and Northwest
   Montana...

.DISCUSSION...

Idaho: The main fire weather impact will be very Hot and dry
conditions through Saturday with very low min RHs and strong
thermal belts in the overnight hours. This high pressure ridge
over the area will weaken Sunday resulting in a slightly cooler
airmass with a westerly flow aloft. Confidence is increasing for a
pattern change by early to middle of next week. This change will
increase the potential for scattered thunderstorms.



Montana: Today through Saturday will be very hot and dry with
strong thermal belts overnight.

The main fire weather hazard or concern will be INCREASING
WESTERLY WINDS late FRIDAY BUT ESPECIALLY SATURDAY in West Central
and Northwest Montana. These winds will shift and be from the
east/northeast by Saturday night and Sunday morning as a weather
disturbance moves into the region from Alberta, Canada. In
addition to shifting winds, this system will bring cooler
conditions with temperatures near normal and an increasing
potential for precipitation.

Confidence is increasing for a general pattern change the middle
of next week to more unstable conditions with scattered
convection each afternoon and evening.


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IDZ102-103-031030-
PALOUSE/HELLS CANYON-CLEARWATER/NEZ PERCE-
320 AM PDT THU JUL 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-105 valleys and 85-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-18 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Light and Variable in the morning...then
becoming northwest 5-10 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........61-71 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....100-110 valleys and 85-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........10-16 percent valleys and 16-26 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 5-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest up to 5 mph increasing to 5-15 mph
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100. West winds
10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. North winds 10-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. Northeast winds
10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 55-65.
Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ104-105-031030-
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-
420 AM MDT THU JUL 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....88-98 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........18-28 percent valleys and 31-41 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph after 1400.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming south late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 2 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....45-55 valleys and 55-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........84-94 percent valleys and 64-74 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-10 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-10 mph.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ104...and 2 in FWZ105.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....93-103 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 18-28 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming southwest 10-20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90.
Southwest winds 15-25 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 45-55. Highs 80-90. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Wednesday...Not as warm. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 70-80.

$$

MTZ106-108-031030-
WEST LOLO-EAST LOLO-
420 AM MDT THU JUL 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-19 percent valleys and 17-27 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph late in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming north late in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 60-65 ridges.
* Max Humidity........76-86 percent valleys and 46-56 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Northwest 5-10 mph until early morning
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-15 mph decreasing
      overnight.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ106...and 2 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 80-90 ridges.
* Min Humidity........9-14 percent valleys and 12-22 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 85-95. West winds
5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. Northeast
winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ107-031030-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
420 AM MDT THU JUL 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent valleys and 22-32 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming northwest late
      in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-65.
* Max Humidity........65-75 percent valleys and 43-53 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northwest 5-10 mph in the evening then
      light and variable overnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....95-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........13-18 percent valleys and 14-24 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............South 5-10 mph becoming west 10-15 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows 60-70. Highs 90-100. Southwest
winds 10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Lows 60-70. Highs 80-90.
Northeast winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Lows 50-60. Highs 85-95. East winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.

$$

MTZ109-031030-
BITTERROOT-
420 AM MDT THU JUL 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-95 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........12-22 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Becoming upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridge Top............Upslope winds 4-6 mph after 1200.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
* Max Humidity........65-75 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 1-3 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-15 mph becoming west up to 5 mph
      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....90-100 valleys and 80-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........11-21 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Upslope/upvalley 4-8 mph after 1200.
*     Ridge Top............West to 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90. North winds 15-25 mph.
.Monday...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 80-90.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85.

$$

MTZ110-111-031030-
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD-EAST BEAVERHEAD-
420 AM MDT THU JUL 2 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90 valleys and 70-80 ridges.
* Min Humidity........15-25 percent valleys and 21-31 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....43-53 valleys and 50-60 ridges.
* Max Humidity........74-84 percent valleys and 63-73 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......North 5-10 mph early in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............North 5-10 mph becoming northeast in the
      late evening and early morning...then becoming south up to 5
      mph early in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-95 valleys and 75-85 ridges.
* Min Humidity........14-24 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West up to 5 mph increasing to 5-15 mph in
      the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.

.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55-65. Highs 85-95. West winds
10-20 mph.
.Sunday...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 55-65. Highs 75-85. North winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Partly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85. Northeast winds 10-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 80-90.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50-60. Highs 75-85.

$$



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