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
339 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.DISCUSSION...
WITH AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
REGION...EXPECT DRY AND WARM CONDITIONS THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A FEW
ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOP WEDNESDAY EVENING...BUT
SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD BECOME MORE SCATTERED/WIDESPREAD
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARM TODAY
THROUGH THURSDAY...WITH SOME COOLER AIR MOVING IN ON FRIDAY.
BRUSDA

MTZ112-022200-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
339 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......70-75...64-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........20-26 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN...3 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......39-44.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........68-78 PERCENT...57-67 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-79...65-73 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........18-25 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN...3 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.

$$

MTZ113-022200-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
339 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......71-76.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-29 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...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 4 LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......41-46.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........71-81 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
      UP TO 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-79.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-28 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH 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......
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S.

$$

MTZ114-022200-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
339 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......69-74...59-67 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........21-29 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING EAST IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......36-43.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........66-76 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT DOWN...18 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-78...62-70 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........19-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$

MTZ115-022200-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
339 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......68-74...59-66 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-29 PERCENT...31-38 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN...10 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 4 LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......41-46.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........72-82 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT UP...9 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......73-79...65-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........22-28 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST 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......
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND
80. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

MTZ116-022200-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
339 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......62-71.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........18-26 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN...22 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST 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.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......36-43.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........65-75 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN...18 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
      5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......66-75.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........18-23 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.

$$

MTZ117-022200-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
339 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......65-73...57-66 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 DEGREES UP...6 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........21-31 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......35-43.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........75-85 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN...1 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......70-79...61-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........18-23 PERCENT...22-32 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

MTZ118-022200-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
339 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......67-73...59-67 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........18-24 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTH AROUND
      5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......38-43.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP...7 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........65-75 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT UP...12 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-78...63-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-23 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND
40. HIGHS AROUND 60.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

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