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

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR MONTANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
418 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...DRIER AND WARMER CONDITIONS COULD BRING ELEVATED FIRE DANGER
THIS WEEKEND...

.DISCUSSION...

ANOTHER DAY OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND ABOVE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR TODAY. A WARMING AND DRYING TREND
WILL THEN BE FOUND THIS WEEKEND...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE
90S ON SATURDAY...AND MIN RH VALUES LOWERING INTO THE TEENS AND
20S. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN THE SOUTH AND
NORTH ON SATURDAY. A WEAK FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. THIS COULD BRING GUSTY POST FRONTAL
WINDS...CONTINUED LOW RH VALUES...AND PERHAPS A FEW ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH MAY ELEVATE FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE AREA.

MTZ112-292245-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
418 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......79-85...73-78 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........28-37 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......54-59.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........75-85 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH UP TO
      5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......82-91...76-81 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP...2 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........21-28 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S.

$$

MTZ113-292245-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
418 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......78-84.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........33-43 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................10 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.......56-61.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........82-92 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......86-92.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-33 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......22 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 5 MODERATE (BELOW 3000 FEET).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.

$$

MTZ114-292245-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
418 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......78-85...68-77 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-39 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN...3 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......54-59...47-55 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN...14 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......84-92...74-84 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP...1 DEGREE UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

MTZ115-292245-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
418 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......80-86...74-79 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN...2 DEGREES UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........27-35 PERCENT...36-41 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT UP...7 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTH AROUND
      5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 5 MODERATE (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......56-61.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........74-84 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......88-94...80-86 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-25 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 5 MODERATE (BELOW 3000 FEET).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S.

$$

MTZ116-292245-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
418 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......80-85...73-81 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-33 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......51-56.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........66-76 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      UP TO 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......86-92...77-87 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-22 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...INCREASING TO
      WEST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST 10
      TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

MTZ117-292245-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
418 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......78-86...69-79 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES DOWN...1 DEGREE UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-39 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......49-58.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........74-84 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......86-93...77-87 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-24 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT DOWN...19 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.

$$

MTZ118-292245-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
418 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......81-88...71-80 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........22-31 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......52-57.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........68-78 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT UP...UNCHANGED HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......87-94...77-87 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN...13 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.

$$

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