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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
226 PM MDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR BLAINE COUNTY...

.DISCUSSION...

Slightly unstable northwest flow aloft will support mainly dry
isolated showers with a few gusts to 20 mph over the northern and
central districts for the remainder of this afternoon and early
evening. Meanwhile, the southern and westernmost fire zones will
remain mostly clear, dry and warm. High pressure ridging moves
over Montana Sunday and Monday bringing very warm to hot
temperatures and dry conditions, with a surface lee trough
strengthening over north-central plains districts Monday
afternoon. Minimum RH values could fall into the teens for many
areas by Monday afternoon, and combined with gusty surface winds
up to 30 mph and sufficiently dry fuels may result in critical
fire weather conditions.


MTZ112-251045-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
226 PM MDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......44-49.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........70-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......18 percent down...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds around 5 mph...becoming
                       south up to 5 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-82...70-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up...11 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........23-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down...13 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............South winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...23 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to
                       10 to 20 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......85-92...75-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees up...5 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 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.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
50s. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.

$$

MTZ113-251045-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
226 PM MDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR BLAINE COUNTY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......44-49.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........65-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-79.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........22-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming east
                       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).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......86-93.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts to 30 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......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
mid 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows around 50.
Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
mid 70s.

$$

MTZ114-251045-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
226 PM MDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......40-47.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........72-82 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............East winds around 5 mph...becoming southeast
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-80...66-73 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........24-32 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............South winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...13 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......82-91...71-80 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........19-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                       10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around
5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
60s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the lower 70s.

$$

MTZ115-251045-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
226 PM MDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......44-49.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up...7 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent down...3 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southeast after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......75-81...67-73 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........22-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............South winds up to 5 mph...becoming northeast
                       around 5 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).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...13 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......86-94...78-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........17-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 10 to 15 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......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$

MTZ116-251045-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
226 PM MDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......42-47.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........66-76 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............East winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......75-83...69-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........19-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............East winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........63-73 percent...54-64 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds up to 5 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............East winds up to 5 mph...becoming south
                       around 5 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......81-88...75-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........17-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west 10
                       to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....5 moderate.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
50s. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around
5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ117-251045-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
226 PM MDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......39-47.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........72-82 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* 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...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-81...64-74 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........22-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming east
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............South winds up to 5 mph...becoming northeast
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......45-54.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........65-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......83-92...74-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....5 moderate.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around
70. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
60s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.

$$

MTZ118-251045-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
226 PM MDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......42-47.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...2 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-84...67-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up...3 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming east
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........63-73 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............East winds up to 5 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......85-92...75-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up...11 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........15-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....5 moderate.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds around
5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.

$$

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