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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana...UPDATED
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
340 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to
work their way north into our region through Thursday night. Any
thunderstorms that develop across southern portions of central MT
this afternoon through Thursday afternoon will be capable of
producing some areas of dry lightning. Storms will become
increasingly wetter by Thursday evening and into the overnight
before diminishing.

Additional areas of concern will be highly elevated fire weather
conditions due to increasing winds and low RH values Thursday
across the northern Rocky Mountain Front, and possibly Friday
toward Hill and Blaine counties behind a weak front.



MTZ112-271030-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
340 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......57-62.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent...40-50 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...10 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Max Temperature.......84-93...76-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up...3 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........16-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...7 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......54-62.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down...7 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up...18 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.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......83-91...76-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........16-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
90s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
90s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 90.

$$

MTZ113-271030-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
340 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms in the evening. Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Min Temperature.......62-67.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........52-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Max Temperature.......86-93.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......60-65.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........66-76 percent.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southwest
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......88-93.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 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......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 90s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 90s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 90s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
lower 90s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
lower 90s.

$$

MTZ114-271030-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
340 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......56-63.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up...10 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........44-54 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down...14 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers
  in the morning. A chance of showers in the afternoon. A slight
  chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Max Temperature.......81-91...71-80 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........16-25 percent...26-31 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...7 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......51-59.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-91...73-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down...6 percent down 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.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.

$$

MTZ115-271030-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
340 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Min Temperature.......62-68.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........52-62 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...5 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Max Temperature.......85-95...77-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........17-27 percent...30-35 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds around 5 mph...becoming
                       northeast up to 5 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......60-65.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down...7 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......88-95...80-85 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........16-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 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......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the
lower 90s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid
90s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid
90s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid
90s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the mid 90s.

$$

MTZ116-271030-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
340 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in
  the evening. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers after
  midnight. A slight chance of thunderstorms throughout the night.
  Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Min Temperature.......56-61.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...5 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent...47-57 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up...7 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................2.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and
  a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Mostly cloudy
  with a chance of showers thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some
  thunderstorms may be dry.
* Max Temperature.......79-84...72-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........25-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
  Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Min Temperature.......52-58.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......82-87...76-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........20-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West 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......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. Southwest 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 mid
80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ117-271030-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
340 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Min Temperature.......55-64.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........61-71 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down...2 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A chance of showers
  throughout the day. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the
  morning. A chance of dry thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some
  thunderstorms may be dry.
* Max Temperature.......82-92...72-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-28 percent...27-37 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......52-61.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......82-92...74-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........18-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.

$$

MTZ118-271030-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
340 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Min Temperature.......56-62.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent...54-64 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up...3 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be dry.
* Max Temperature.......78-86...71-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........25-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......54-59.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........67-77 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......82-89...74-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........21-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...1 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West 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......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
mid 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 90.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.

$$

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