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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
242 PM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through
Wednesday evening for Fire Weather Zones 115 and 117...

.DISCUSSION...

A brisk westerly flow aloft will reside over the region through
Wednesday. Little to no precipitation is expected until then.
Relative humidity will be quite low on most of Wednesday. Gusty
winds are also expected that day. Otherwise a cold front will
move quickly southward through the region Wednesday night,
producing some light rain/snow showers. Fair weather is then
expected most of Thursday through the upcoming weekend.

MTZ112-241015-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
242 PM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......35-42.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up...9 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...1 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......57-65...48-53 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........25-31 percent...32-42 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...12 percent down higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......39-46.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny...then becoming mostly cloudy. A
  slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......57-64...50-55 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down...2 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........24-33 percent...35-44 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 60.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 40s.

$$

MTZ113-241015-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
242 PM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......33-39.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........74-84 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......58-64.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........28-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......36-43.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........65-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......61-66.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........26-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 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......
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.

$$

MTZ114-241015-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
242 PM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......34-41.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up...7 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...15 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......58-66...47-55 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........26-36 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down...14 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......41-46...34-42 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down...15 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny, then becoming mostly cloudy. A
  slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......58-65...47-57 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........21-30 percent...30-40 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 40
                        mph...diminishing to around 30 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.

$$

MTZ115-241015-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
242 PM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......36-41.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down...1 degree up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........66-76 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......61-66...55-62 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up...14 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........22-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...7 percent down higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......41-47.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........52-62 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......66-71...60-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 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......
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in
the upper 40s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper
50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

$$

MTZ116-241015-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
242 PM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......32-37.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........73-83 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up...9 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......47-56.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........28-37 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......32-37.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent...57-67 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down...21 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. A slight chance of showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......58-63...51-59 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........24-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* 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.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and a chance of snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds
around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper
40s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s.

$$

MTZ117-241015-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
242 PM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......31-41.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down...6 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........66-76 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......56-66...50-60 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........21-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......36-46.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......62-67...54-64 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up...6 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........16-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around 50.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs around 50.

$$

MTZ118-241015-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
242 PM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......32-37.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down...4 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........69-79 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up...8 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......56-62...49-56 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......32-38.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent...55-65 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down...14 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......62-68...54-62 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........19-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. North
winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s.

$$

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