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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
349 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.High Wind Warnings are in effect over North Central Montana
and parts of Southwest Montana...

.DISCUSSION...
Strong winds will overspread the area today with gusts up to
70 mph over central and north central Montana. Expect rain and
snow in the mountains with isolated showers in the valleys and
plains. Several inches of snow is expected in the higher terrain
of the Rocky Mountain Front and mountains in Beaverhead County.
Afternoon humidities will generally remain above 30% over the
lower elevations.


MTZ112-222230-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
349 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the morning.
* Max Temperature.......49-59...42-47 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........33-43 percent...50-60 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...10 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Strong winds. West winds 40 to 45 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 50 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......36-41.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent...74-82 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......49-57...42-47 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........28-38 percent...47-56 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs around 60. West winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain likely and a chance of
snow. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s.

$$

MTZ113-222230-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
349 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming mostly sunny.
  A chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......57-62.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........28-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Strong winds. West winds 40 to 45 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 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.......36-41.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........65-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 45
                        mph...diminishing to around 35 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......53-58.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........26-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25 mph...becoming
                        northwest around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds
around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 40s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s.

$$

MTZ114-222230-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
349 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming mostly sunny.
  Showers in the morning. Snow showers. A chance of showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......47-57...38-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........39-49 percent...59-69 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds around 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................50 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the evening. A chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.......36-41...28-35 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent...76-86 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......48-56...38-47 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........31-41 percent...48-58 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down...14 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25
                        mph...diminishing to around 15 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows around 40.
Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Snow with rain likely. Lows in
the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 40s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 40s.

$$

MTZ115-222230-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
349 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming mostly sunny.
  A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......58-63...51-56 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........29-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up...9 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Strong winds. West winds 40 to 45 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds 40 to 45 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...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......37-42.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up...1 degree down higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...14 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds around 40
                        mph...diminishing to around 30 mph after
                        midnight.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......51-58...43-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Much cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and
snow. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds
around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid
40s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s.

$$

MTZ116-222230-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
349 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Showers. Snow showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......42-50.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up...20 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................70 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A chance of snow showers and showers.
* Min Temperature.......30-35.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of snow in
  the morning.
* Max Temperature.......47-52...40-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........42-52 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 20 mph...diminishing to
                        around 10 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Snow and rain likely. Lows in
the lower 20s. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 20. Highs in the upper 30s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow. Lows
in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.

$$

MTZ117-222230-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
349 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......52-59...43-53 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........36-46 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...14 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds around 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......30-40.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........67-77 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...5 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......49-57...40-50 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........27-37 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25 mph...becoming
                        northwest around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Rain and snow. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs
in the lower 40s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 40s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow. Lows around
30. Highs in the upper 40s.

$$

MTZ118-222230-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
349 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......53-62...45-53 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........35-45 percent...46-56 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...10 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds around 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......33-38.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........69-79 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up...3 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds around 35
                        mph...diminishing to around 25 mph after
                        midnight.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 40
                        mph...diminishing to around 30 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......50-57...42-50 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........29-39 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...9 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 20 mph...diminishing to
                        around 10 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25
                        mph...diminishing to around 15 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. A chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Rain likely and a chance of
snow. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid
40s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s.

$$

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