Flash Flood Watch again today. Most of the moisture is still hanging around. I think we'll need less of a triggering mechanism today as we did need one tomorrow. Any significant heating at all should send up some cumulus. Moisture is abundant and heavy rain with occasional downburst winds should be the name of the game. When the heating goes away tonight, everything SHOULD dissipate.
RED FLAG WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
757 AM MDT THU AUG 7 2008
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT
MDT TONIGHT FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE EAST LOLO...BITTERROOT..
DEERLODGE/WEST BEAVERHEAD...EAST BEAVERHEAD..
A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT
INCREASING INSTABILITY AND MID LEVEL MOISTURE OVER SOUTHWEST
MONTANA WILL LEAD TO THE FORMATION OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
TODAY. THE LOWER ATMOSPHERE REMAINS VERY DRY. THUS THUNDERSTORMS
WHICH FORM TODAY WILL PRODUCE LITTLE PRECIPITATION. GUSTY...ERRATIC
WINDS AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED NEAR THESE
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.
Chase forecast update 7 - for May 16
5 days ago