Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4
000
FNUS55 KTFX 280954
FWFTFX

Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
354 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.DISCUSSION...An upper level low pressure system in Canada will
control the weather across Montana Wednesday and Thursday.
Isolated/scattered showers/thunderstorms will affect the districts
today, especially during the afternoon and evening, but a weak
Canadian cold front brings a better chance for precipitation on
Thursday. Temperatures will remain near or below seasonal averages
with minimum afternoon RH values remaining above 20 percent.

MTZ112-282245-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
354 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......72-80...65-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........22-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........83-93 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......65-72...59-64 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........33-43 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
50s. Highs around 80. South winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in
the lower 80s.

$$

MTZ113-282245-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
354 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......75-81.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........23-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 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 cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........77-87 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......66-71.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........33-41 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 4 low (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in
the upper 80s.

$$

MTZ114-282245-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
354 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......74-80...62-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down...7 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........21-26 percent...26-36 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.......41-49.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........80-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph...diminishing
                       to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......66-71...55-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........35-40 percent...42-52 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...17 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

MTZ115-282245-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
354 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-84...64-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........20-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 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...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......48-54...43-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...6 degrees down higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........74-84 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......67-74...57-64 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........31-40 percent...41-49 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in
the upper 80s.

$$

MTZ116-282245-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
354 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......73-78...64-74 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........25-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 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. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
  evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......42-47.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........76-86 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......67-72...60-68 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........35-45 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper
70s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the
mid 70s.

$$

MTZ117-282245-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
354 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......70-80...61-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........25-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.......40-50.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........81-91 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...4 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......64-71...55-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........35-43 percent...42-52 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
mid 70s. South winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in
the lower 80s.

$$

MTZ118-282245-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
354 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers. A
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......70-79...63-73 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........27-37 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...8 percent down higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A slight
  chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......45-50...39-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........75-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......66-73...57-67 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........34-41 percent...40-50 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up...18 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper
70s. South winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.
.INDEPENDENCE DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in
the mid 80s.

$$

weather.gov/greatfalls



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.