Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR MONTANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
321 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

.DISCUSSION...
A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS WILL AFFECT MAINLY THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE DISTRICTS TODAY AND TONIGHT AS AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH. THEN EXPECT AND EXTEND PERIOD OF DRY
CONDITIONS...ALONG WITH A WARMING TREND FROM SUNDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY. AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL AVERAGE 10 TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL BY THE MIDDLE PORTIONS OF NEXT WEEK. BRUSDA

MTZ112-302200-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
321 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......52-58...47-52 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........43-50 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY
  CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......32-37.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........82-92 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......59-64...53-59 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-34 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.

$$

MTZ113-302200-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
321 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......55-60.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........36-44 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 4 LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......33-38.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........79-89 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......60-65.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........28-33 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.

$$

MTZ114-302200-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
321 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND
  ISOLATED SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......50-56...41-48 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........47-55 PERCENT...56-66 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT UP...7 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY
  CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......29-35.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........89-96 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......57-62...47-55 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........33-42 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......16 PERCENT DOWN...21 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING EAST IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$

MTZ115-302200-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
321 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......51-59...43-48 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........42-51 PERCENT...55-62 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 4 LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......33-38.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........82-92 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN...8 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......57-63...50-55 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........31-36 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 PERCENT DOWN...20 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

$$

MTZ116-302200-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
321 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SNOW
  SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......49-54...42-50 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP...2 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........52-59 PERCENT...61-71 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT UP...1 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
  SNOW SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......29-34.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN...2 DEGREES UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........89-96 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......56-61...49-57 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........32-37 PERCENT...36-46 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......18 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

MTZ117-302200-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
321 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN OR SNOW
  SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......47-56...39-47 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES UP...1 DEGREE UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........48-58 PERCENT...61-71 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT UP...UNCHANGED HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY
  CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......27-35.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........88-96 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......55-62...46-54 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........31-37 PERCENT...36-46 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......18 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING EAST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND
70.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

MTZ118-302200-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
321 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......49-56...41-49 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........45-55 PERCENT...56-66 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY
  CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......30-35.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN...1 DEGREE UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........85-92 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT UP...4 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......56-62...48-56 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-38 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......15 PERCENT DOWN...22 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

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