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
243 PM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SATURDAY FOR LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 112 THROUGH 118...

.DISCUSSION...
Critical fire weather conditions have developed this afternoon,
and are likely to continue overnight. Gusty west winds to near
30 mph are expected to continue overnight due to an approaching
dry cold front. Relative humidity recovery overnight will be poor,
especially at mid-slope and higher elevations. Behind the front
Saturday, winds will be more northwesterly with less critical
humidity, though existing fires may continue to exhibit active
behavior. Dry and very warm conditions are likely into next week.

MTZ112-191015-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
243 PM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......48-54.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up...13 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........67-77 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...24 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......70-77...64-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees down...9 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........26-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...8 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......44-50.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent...77-87 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...11 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......73-80...65-70 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........21-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down...2 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. North winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
mid 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ113-191015-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
243 PM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......53-58.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......75-81.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........23-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest 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).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming east
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-82.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........19-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west in
                       the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ114-191015-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
243 PM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......51-56...45-52 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........51-61 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up...10 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......73-78...62-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........19-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......42-50.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...20 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......73-80...62-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........17-25 percent...24-34 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...3 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.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Lows in the upper 40s.
Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows in the upper 40s.
Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around
5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around
80.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.

$$

MTZ115-191015-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
243 PM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......54-59.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........46-56 percent...41-46 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......78-84...72-79 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees down...5 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up...5 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest 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).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......51-56.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........57-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up...18 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* 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.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......79-84...73-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down...2 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        northwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming northwest
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. North winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ116-191015-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
243 PM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......47-53.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up...3 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent...44-54 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......67-77.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* 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.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......43-48.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down...14 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......67-76.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........21-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Lows in the upper 40s.
Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows in the upper 40s.
Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows
around 50. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
mid 70s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.

$$

MTZ117-191015-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
243 PM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......49-56.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up...6 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........46-56 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-82...70-79 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-52.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-82...70-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.
North winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
mid 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s.

$$

MTZ118-191015-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
243 PM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...8 percent down higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......79-86...71-79 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........15-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......47-52.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...13 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......77-84...69-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Lows in the lower 50s.
Highs around 80. North winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows around 50. Highs in
the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around
5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.

$$

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