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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
247 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
116...

.DISCUSSION...Red Flag Warning for Fire Zone 116 remains in effect
until 9 PM MDT this evening for low RH and gusty winds. Dry and
warm to very warm conditions will persist across the region Sunday
and Monday. However, surface and ridge top winds are expected to
be generally light so no additional fire weather highlights are
anticipated at this time. Afternoon minimum RH values will drop
into the teens each day with only fair to moderate recoveries
anticipated overnight.

MTZ112-201030-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
247 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......44-49.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds around 10 mph...becoming
                       south after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......72-79...64-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........19-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming
                       northwest in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......44-50.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......76-81...70-75 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...5 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southwest in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.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
upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs around 80.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ113-201030-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
247 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming east
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming east
                       5 to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-82.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............South winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming west in
                       the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       northeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......78-83.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........18-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 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......
.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. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ114-201030-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
247 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......41-49.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up...18 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......73-79...62-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........17-23 percent...23-33 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down...2 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* 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.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......42-50.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 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.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......77-82...68-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........17-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming east
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows around 50. Highs in
the lower 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around
5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80.
West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.

$$

MTZ115-201030-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
247 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down...9 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........52-62 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...24 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming east
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming east
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......78-83...72-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up...1 degree down higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 15 mph...becoming west 5 to
                       10 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......51-56.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........48-58 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southeast after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       northeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......79-85...73-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 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......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 90s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ116-201030-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
247 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR LOW RH AND GUSTY WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9
PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......43-48.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 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.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......73-78...66-75 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........19-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......43-49.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up...2 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......71-80.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        northeast up to 5 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............North winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows in the upper 40s.
Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s.

$$

MTZ117-201030-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
247 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......44-51.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent.
   24 hr trend......26 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southeast after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......76-81...68-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......45-52.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......78-83...70-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........16-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northeast winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows around 50. Highs in
the lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around
5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.

$$

MTZ118-201030-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
247 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......23 percent up...17 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......76-82...68-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph...becoming northwest
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........53-63 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down...4 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......79-84...71-79 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows around 50. Highs in
the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around
5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.

$$

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