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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
305 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.DISCUSSION...

A pair of upper level disturbances will allow for a chance of
showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms beginning late this
morning and extending into this evening. Another system Saturday
will allow for a lesser chance of showers and perhaps a
thunderstorm or two Saturday afternoon/evening, with best coverage
mainly east of Great Falls. Maximum afternoon temperatures will
continue to struggle to approach normal highs for this time of
year into early next week, with warmer and drier conditions moving
into the region toward the middle of next week. Cassell


MTZ112-282230-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
305 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the morning. A chance of snow showers. A chance of showers and
  a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......43-49...36-42 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........48-58 percent...60-67 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 percent down...5 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of showers. A
  slight chance of snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......30-35.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down...8 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........85-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds around 5 mph...becoming
                       southwest after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......48-56...40-47 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........34-44 percent...50-60 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......19 percent down...11 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Lows
in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 60.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 60s.

$$

MTZ113-282230-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
305 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow
  showers in the morning. A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......47-52.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........45-55 percent.
   24 hr trend......27 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A slight
  chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......30-35.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........79-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A chance of showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......54-59.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........34-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper
60s.

$$

MTZ114-282230-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
305 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
  showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......42-48...34-41 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........53-63 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers, snow
  showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then
  a slight chance of rain and snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......26-32.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down...4 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........82-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down...4 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......49-56...38-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........30-40 percent...44-54 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......21 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Lows
in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s.

$$

MTZ115-282230-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
305 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in
  the morning. A chance of showers. A slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......45-51...37-42 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........51-61 percent...65-75 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......19 percent down...9 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......31-36.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........82-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......52-58...44-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........36-43 percent...47-57 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ116-282230-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
305 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
  morning. A chance of snow showers. A slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......38-44.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........48-58 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...4 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 5 mph...becoming north in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................50 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of snow
  showers.
* Min Temperature.......26-31.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........86-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......44-51.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........36-46 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers and showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers and
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.

$$

MTZ117-282230-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
305 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
  showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......40-48...32-41 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers, snow
  showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then
  a slight chance of rain and snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......25-33.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........84-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds up to 5 mph...becoming west
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A chance of rain and snow
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......49-57...40-50 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........35-45 percent.
   24 hr trend......32 percent down...25 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Lows
in the lower 30s. Highs around 50. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs around 50. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 60s.

$$

MTZ118-282230-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
305 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
  showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......42-49...35-43 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........49-59 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of snow
  showers. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......28-33.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........82-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds around 5 mph...becoming west up
                       to 5 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......50-57...42-51 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........31-41 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around
5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers and
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 60s.

$$

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