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
325 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

...High winds return tonight through Sunday...

.DISCUSSION...

Temperatures trend upward towards seasonal averages this weekend,
with afternoon relative humidity values near 30 percent. West
winds up to 25 mph today increase overnight into Sunday.
Potentially damaging winds are possible Sunday afternoon
associated with a passing frontal system, with peak gusts of 60
to 80 mph possible at some locations.

MTZ112-212230-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
325 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......43-51...35-40 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........31-41 percent...50-60 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...6 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......38-43.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent...78-87 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down...11 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......50-59...43-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........37-47 percent...58-68 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 35
                        mph...increasing to around 45 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and rain.
Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s.

$$

MTZ113-212230-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
325 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny...then becoming sunny. A
  chance of showers in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........33-42 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......37-42.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to around 25 mph after
                        midnight.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 20
                        mph...increasing to around 30 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......58-63.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........34-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s.

$$

MTZ114-212230-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
325 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of snow
  showers in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......41-50...31-39 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........31-41 percent...54-64 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...24 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the evening. Snow showers. Showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......38-43...30-36 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........63-73 percent...78-88 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...7 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds around 20
                        mph...increasing to around 35 mph after
                        midnight.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. Southwest winds around 30
                        mph...increasing to around 45 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Showers.
* Max Temperature.......48-58...37-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........46-56 percent...69-79 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up...14 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. Southwest winds around 50
                        mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and a chance of
showers. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds
around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Snow and rain likely. Lows in
the mid 20s. Highs around 40.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
40s.

$$

MTZ115-212230-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
325 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......48-53...40-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down...17 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........27-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up...18 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......39-44.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 20
                        mph...increasing to around 30 mph after
                        midnight.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to southwest around 30 mph
                        after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......59-64...51-57 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........33-40 percent...41-50 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...11 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds around 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the
mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s.

$$

MTZ116-212230-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
325 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow
  showers.
* Max Temperature.......40-45...32-40 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........38-48 percent...49-59 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up...20 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
  showers.
* Min Temperature.......32-37.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........76-86 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. Southwest winds around 25
                        mph...increasing to around 35 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Showers likely.
* Max Temperature.......47-53...40-50 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......23 percent up...31 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. Southwest winds 35 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................50 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and a chance of
showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds
around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Snow and rain likely. Lows in
the lower 20s. Highs in the upper 30s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 30s.

$$

MTZ117-212230-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
325 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......42-50...34-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down...12 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........28-37 percent...36-46 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow
  showers in the evening. A slight chance of showers. A chance of
  snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......36-45...31-38 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........63-73 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. Southwest winds around 35
                        mph...increasing to around 45 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the morning. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......53-60...45-55 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........39-49 percent...48-58 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 30 to 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds 40 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance
of snow showers. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Lows in
the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
40s.

$$

MTZ118-212230-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
325 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......43-51...34-43 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........30-37 percent...38-48 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...17 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow
  showers in the evening. A slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......36-43.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........66-76 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......53-62...44-53 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........41-51 percent...52-62 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain likely and a chance of
snow. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
40s.

$$

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