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Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Current conditions at

Helena Regional Airport (KHLN)

Lat: 46.60445°NLon: 111.9892°WElev: 3874ft.

Fair

62°F

17°C

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed W 7 MPH
Barometer 29.77 in (1006.6 mb)
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 01 Sep 11:53 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles S Helena MT

Red Flag Warning September 2, 12:00 PM until Wednesday 09:00pm
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Red Flag Warning
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 52 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light west southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. North northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 67 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. North wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 44 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 62 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 42 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Cloudy, with a high near 57.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 57 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 40 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light west southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. North northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. North wind 6 to 11 mph.
Friday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 57.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Sunday
Showers likely, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles S Helena MT
 46.58°N 112.04°W (Elev. 4413 ft)
6:20 pm MDT Sep 1, 2015
12am MDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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