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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
347 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

...STRONG WEST WINDS POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.DISCUSSION...Somewhat unsettled northerly flow aloft will
continue across Montana today for isolated/scattered showers
across the districts. High pressure ridging aloft moves over the
state for warm and dry conditions Tuesday. Minimum RH values
should remain near or above 20 percent each afternoon.

.EXTENDED DISCUSSION...Strong to very strong westerly winds will
develop Tuesday night and Wednesday as a strong Pacific cold
front sweeps through the forecast area. Cooler and unsettled
weather prevails Thursday through next weekend.

MTZ112-222245-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
347 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the morning.
* Max Temperature.......67-72...60-67 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........24-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......43-48.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...7 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........74-84 percent...65-75 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-81...65-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up...5 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........24-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. Southwest winds around 20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

MTZ113-222245-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
347 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......65-71.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........23-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 10 to 15 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...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......41-46.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........73-82 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast 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.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......71-79.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........23-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 5 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......
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper
60s. Southwest winds around 20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows
in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 50s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows around 40.
Highs in the lower 60s.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ114-222245-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
347 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......65-70...56-64 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........31-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......42-47...36-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........74-84 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southwest after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-79...63-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up...4 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........25-30 percent...29-39 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

MTZ115-222245-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
347 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the morning.
* Max Temperature.......63-71...52-59 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........26-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 10 to 15 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...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......41-46.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........76-86 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southeast
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......71-81...62-68 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........24-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............South 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......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around
70. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows
in the lower 40s. Highs around 60. West winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs around 60.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows around 40.
Highs in the lower 60s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ116-222245-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
347 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......58-66.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........33-43 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......40-45.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........72-82 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest up to 5 mph after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southwest
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......66-75.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........27-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
upper 50s. West winds around 20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs around 60.

$$

MTZ117-222245-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
347 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the
  morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......59-69...50-60 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........33-43 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up...13 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......36-46.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........78-88 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......69-79...62-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 degrees up...11 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........25-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds
around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s.

$$

MTZ118-222245-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
347 AM MDT Mon May 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......62-69...53-63 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........31-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......39-45.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........76-86 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southwest
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......72-78...63-73 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........24-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 60s.

$$

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