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
313 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE AIRMASS DRY AND STABLE
TODAY. MOISTURE WILL SLOWLY INCREASE BY THURSDAY AND THE DISTRICTS
WILL BECOME SLIGHTLY UNSTABLE DURING THE AFTERNOON WITH A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS OR A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. MINIMUM
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP BELOW 20 PERCENT TODAY BUT MOISTEN SOMEWHAT
THURSDAY WITH ONLY THE SOUTHERN ZONES DROPPING BELOW 20 PERCENT.

.EXTENDED DISCUSSION...A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE CANADIAN BORDER
THURSDAY NIGHT AND BRING NORTH WINDS, A CHANCE OF RAIN, AND
COOLER TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION. THE AIRMASS WILL DRY AND TREND
WARMER AGAIN SATURDAY.

MTZ112-042215-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
313 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......76-84...67-75 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-21 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......43-49.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........69-79 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT UP...12 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......68-78...61-66 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-39 PERCENT...40-46 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......19 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 60S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.

$$

MTZ113-042215-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
313 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......81-86.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 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).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......46-51.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........68-78 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......79-84.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........20-28 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* 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......
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

MTZ114-042215-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
313 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-82...64-73 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........14-21 PERCENT...20-30 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
  CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......44-49...37-47 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........66-76 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN...8 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......71-78...60-70 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........27-37 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 PERCENT UP...4 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING EAST IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.

$$

MTZ115-042215-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
313 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......81-86...71-79 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........14-19 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 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).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......46-51.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........63-73 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......80-85...72-80 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........18-26 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT UP...UNCHANGED HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* 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......
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

MTZ116-042215-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
313 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......67-77.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........14-21 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN...1 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......41-49.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES UP...5 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........58-68 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT UP...9 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......67-76.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........20-29 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

MTZ117-042215-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
313 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-83...66-76 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........13-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......41-49.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........64-74 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......76-81...68-77 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN...2 DEGREES UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-24 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.

$$

MTZ118-042215-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
313 AM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-81...66-75 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......43-48.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........60-70 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT UP...2 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......76-83...68-75 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-23 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

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