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
244 AM MDT Sun Apr 30 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Weak disturbances in northwest flow will bring scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms today and again for Monday. With these
disturbances...RH values will be mild...and temperatures will be
near to slightly below normal. Some breezy winds are also possible
at times...especially Sunday afternoon where gusts 30 to 40 MPH
are possible. More scattered showers and thunderstorms are then
expected for Tuesday. Wednesday through much of Friday could see
some increased fire danger as warming and drying conditions are
expected.


MTZ112-302215-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
244 AM MDT Sun Apr 30 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......50-60...41-47 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........38-48 percent...56-66 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...12 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
  A chance of snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......31-36.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........83-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers in
  the morning.
* Max Temperature.......48-56...41-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........36-44 percent...48-58 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 60.
West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Warmer. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs
in the lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows around 40.
Highs in the lower 70s.

$$

MTZ113-302215-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
244 AM MDT Sun Apr 30 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
  A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......59-64.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........33-41 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1 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 cloudy. A slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......34-39.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........86-93 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......53-58.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........35-43 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 20 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......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower
70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$

MTZ114-302215-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
244 AM MDT Sun Apr 30 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers and
  a slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......47-57...35-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up...7 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........43-53 percent...60-70 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...28 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in
  the evening. A slight chance of showers. A slight chance of snow
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......31-36...24-30 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up...2 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......47-54...37-47 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........33-42 percent...47-57 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...13 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
mid 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.

$$

MTZ115-302215-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
244 AM MDT Sun Apr 30 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......57-63...50-55 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........36-46 percent...49-54 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1 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 cloudy. A slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......34-39...28-33 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........83-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...13 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......51-57...42-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........34-41 percent...44-54 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Highs in the upper 70s.

$$

MTZ116-302215-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
244 AM MDT Sun Apr 30 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
  showers.
* Max Temperature.......48-53...40-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........47-54 percent...55-65 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......20 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
  evening. A chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.......26-31.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........81-91 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......47-52...41-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........38-48 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around
5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

MTZ117-302215-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
244 AM MDT Sun Apr 30 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the morning. A chance of snow showers. A chance of showers and
  a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......51-58...41-51 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........41-51 percent...53-63 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of rain and snow
  showers.
* Min Temperature.......27-36.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of rain and snow
  showers in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......48-55...39-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........32-42 percent...41-51 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
mid 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the lower 70s.

$$

MTZ118-302215-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
244 AM MDT Sun Apr 30 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the morning. A chance of snow showers. A chance of showers and
  a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......51-58...42-50 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........42-52 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up...17 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the evening. A slight chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.......29-34.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........78-88 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......49-55...40-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........30-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around
5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the lower 70s.

$$

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