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
407 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS DEVELOP TUESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.DISCUSSION...High pressure ridging aloft will be in place for dry
weather and warm conditions on Tuesday. Pacific storm system
moves into Montana late tonight for cooler temperatures along with
strong and gusty winds on Wednesday. Minimum RH values remain
above 20 percent with good recoveries each night. Cooler and
unsettled conditions will continue into the weekend. mpj

MTZ112-232215-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
407 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......73-80...65-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........27-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......48-53...40-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........65-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...11 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......53-62...43-52 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......19 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........26-36 percent...42-52 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 30 to 40 mph.
     Ridges............Strong winds. West winds 35 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Cooler, windy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of
showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest
winds around 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in
the lower 70s.

$$

MTZ113-232215-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
407 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......72-78.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........22-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* 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).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......50-56.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........67-77 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. South winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......63-69.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........21-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 15 to 25
                        mph...increasing to west 30 to 40 mph in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............Strong winds. Southwest winds 25 to 35
                       mph...increasing to west 35 to 45 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).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Cooler, windy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of
showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 60. West winds around
25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
mid 70s.

$$

MTZ114-232215-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
407 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......71-78...60-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........30-37 percent...36-46 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-54...35-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up...1 degree down higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 15 to 25
                       mph...increasing to southwest 30 to 40 mph
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......52-60...39-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......18 degrees down...26 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........24-33 percent...36-46 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down...6 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 20 to 30
                        mph...increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the
                        afternoon.
     Ridges............Strong winds. West winds 35 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds
around 20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs
around 70.

$$

MTZ115-232215-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
407 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......71-80...64-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........25-32 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* 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).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......51-57.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up...19 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........65-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...22 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......63-71...59-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees down...5 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........22-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 15 to 25
                        mph...increasing to west 30 to 40 mph in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............Very windy. Southwest winds 15 to 25
                       mph...increasing to west 30 to 40 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).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows
in the mid 40s. Highs around 60. West winds around 20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs around 60.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
mid 70s.

$$

MTZ116-232215-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
407 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......70-75...63-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up...1 degree up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........33-43 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-53...40-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........71-81 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent down...6 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......53-61...46-56 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........26-36 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 30 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

MTZ117-232215-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
407 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......70-78...61-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........29-37 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......44-54.
   24 hr trend......16 degrees up...9 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. Southwest winds 10 to 15
                       mph...increasing to 15 to 25 mph after
                       midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......59-64...52-62 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........21-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 15 to 25
                        mph...increasing to west 25 to 35 mph in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............Very windy. Southwest winds 20 to 30
                       mph...increasing to west 30 to 40 mph in the
                       afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.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 20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper
60s.

$$

MTZ118-232215-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
407 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......71-78...62-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........26-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...3 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......59-69...50-60 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 10 to 20
                        mph...increasing to west 20 to 30 mph in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. North winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in
the lower 70s.

$$

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