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
310 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
VERY MOIST UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ALONG PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST
CONTINUES TO MAKE SLOW EASTWARD PROGRESS TODAY. BROAD MOISTURE
PLUMES WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE PERIODS OF WIDESPREAD WETTING
RAINS TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY, WITH MOST CENTRAL AND WESTERN
DISTRICTS RECEIVING 1.25 TO 2.0 INCHES OF TOTAL RAINFALL OVER
NEXT 72 HOURS. EASTERN/SOUTHERN DISTRICTS SHOULD SEE 0.5 TO 1.0
INCH TOTALS BEFORE RAIN TAPERS OFF SUNDAY EVENING. EXTENSIVE CLOUD
COVER AND PRECIPITATION WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES ABOUT 8-10 DEGREES
BELOW SEASONAL AVERAGES THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

MTZ112-042215-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
310 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......49-56...45-50 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........74-84 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......28 PERCENT UP...35 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................70 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......41-46.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........95-100 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................60 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......48-54.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........83-93 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................70 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.LABOR DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND
70.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S.

$$

MTZ113-042215-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
310 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......56-65.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........52-62 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......34 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................50 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 3 VERY LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......44-49.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........91-96 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......55-62.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......16 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 2 VERY LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.LABOR DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S.

$$

MTZ114-042215-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
310 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......49-55...41-48 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES DOWN...4 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........78-88 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......34 PERCENT UP...21 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................70 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......37-45.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........95-100 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................60 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......49-54...42-49 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........80-90 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................60 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...RAIN WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.LABOR DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S.

$$

MTZ115-042215-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
310 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A
  CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......58-66.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........53-63 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......34 PERCENT UP...28 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 2 VERY LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......44-50.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........95-100 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED...7 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
  OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......55-63.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........71-81 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT UP...20 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 2 VERY LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.LABOR DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

MTZ116-042215-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
310 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......48-53.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........68-78 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......20 PERCENT UP...26 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................80 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......37-42.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........93-100 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................60 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......48-54.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........66-76 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT UP...UNCHANGED HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................70 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.LABOR DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.

$$

MTZ117-042215-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
310 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A
  CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......53-62.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........60-70 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......35 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......38-46.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........95-100 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......53-62.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........62-72 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......17 PERCENT UP...3 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................50 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.LABOR DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S.

$$

MTZ118-042215-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
310 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A
  CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......57-67...51-61 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........50-60 PERCENT...59-69 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......21 PERCENT UP...30 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......40-47.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........88-98 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT UP...4 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING EAST AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......55-65.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP...2 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........45-55 PERCENT...54-64 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT DOWN...8 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................50 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.LABOR DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND
60. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

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