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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
243 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR THE ROCKY
MOUNTAIN FRONT AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MONTANA...

.DISCUSSION...
Quiet conditions tonight will give way to breezy/wind conditions
on Wednesday along with low humidity. On Thursday an upper level
disturbance will move through the region producing a few
thunderstorms as breezy winds continue. It turns dry and slightly
cooler on Friday, but warm and mostly dry conditions return over
the weekend and into early next week. Brusda

MTZ112-231100-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
243 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......48-57.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up...8 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........54-64 percent...42-52 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...24 percent down higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-92...74-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up...3 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........11-16 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down...4 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 25 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......52-57.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...22 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......75-84...67-73 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........24-33 percent...35-45 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up...19 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 10
                        to 20 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 80s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

MTZ113-231100-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
243 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......51-57.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......88-93.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........11-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......54-59.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........53-63 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......85-91.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........20-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west 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
  5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ114-231100-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
243 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......50-59.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up...14 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........47-57 percent...35-45 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...38 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds around 5 mph...becoming west
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......83-91...72-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........10-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 10 to
                       20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......50-57.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up...7 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...31 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.......74-82...62-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........27-37 percent...39-49 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...31 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 5 to 15 mph...increasing
                       to southwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80. West
winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows around 50. Highs around 80.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.

$$

MTZ115-231100-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
243 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......52-59.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........48-58 percent...42-47 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......89-94...82-87 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........9-14 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        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
  5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......55-60.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........46-56 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-91...79-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........18-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest 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).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ116-231100-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
243 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Clear. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......47-57...57-62 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 degrees up...8 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent...35-40 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......35 percent down...13 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......75-85.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........12-17 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 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.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......50-56.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent.
   24 hr trend......31 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......66-76.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........33-43 percent.
   24 hr trend......23 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 10
                        to 20 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                       10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s.

$$

MTZ117-231100-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
243 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Clear.
* Min Temperature.......47-57.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........48-58 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-92...75-85 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........10-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......49-58.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......79-84...70-80 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........23-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.

$$

MTZ118-231100-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
243 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......47-56.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........52-62 percent...40-50 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......84-89...76-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........11-16 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......50-56.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...14 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South 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 and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......78-84...70-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........26-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

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