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
331 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY
WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 112 THROUGH 118...

.DISCUSSION...
Critical fire weather conditions are likely this afternoon through
tonight. Humidity will fall into the teens this afternoon as west
winds gust to around 30 mph at times. Recovery will be poor tonight
with continued gusty winds ahead of a Canadian cold front. Behind the
front Saturday, winds will be more northerly with less critical
humidity. Dry and very warm conditions are likely into next week.
Coulston


MTZ112-182245-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
331 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......81-91...72-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up...1 degree down higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........13-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 10
                        to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph in the
                        afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 15 to
                       25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......47-53.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down...8 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........67-77 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...16 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts to 35 mph
                        mainly in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......72-79...65-70 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees down...8 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........26-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...5 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. North winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
mid 80s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ113-182245-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
331 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......87-92.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........12-17 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts to
                        25 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......53-58.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts to 30 mph
                        mainly in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......76-82.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........23-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 4 low (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.
East winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ114-182245-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
331 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......79-89...68-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........14-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts to 35 mph
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....5 moderate.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......50-55...44-51 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........52-62 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...6 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts to 30 mph
                        mainly in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-80...63-73 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........19-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around
80.

$$

MTZ115-182245-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
331 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......87-93...80-85 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........9-14 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts to 20 mph
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......53-58.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........46-56 percent...41-46 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...7 percent down higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts to 25 mph
                        mainly in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......80-85.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down...5 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up...5 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 15 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...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. North winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. North winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.

$$

MTZ116-182245-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
331 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......72-82.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....5 moderate.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......41-51...47-52 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent...50-60 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......36 percent up...2 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph
                        mainly in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......68-78.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.
West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper
70s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.

$$

MTZ117-182245-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
331 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......81-91...72-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts to 30
                        mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....5 moderate.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......48-55.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........46-56 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down...6 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts
                        to 30 mph mainly in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......78-83...71-79 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.
North winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
mid 80s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ118-182245-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
331 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......82-89...74-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........12-17 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph. Gusts to 25 mph
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....5 moderate.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........50-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts to 25
                        mph mainly in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......80-86...72-80 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* 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.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs around 80.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
mid 80s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

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