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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
215 PM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Upper level ridging will build into the Northern Rockies region
and persist through Wednesday, before a fairly strong disturbance
moves into the region from the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia
Thursday through Friday. Prior to this storm system, relative
humidity values are expected to fall to near critical values as
temperatures warm beneath the ridge. Winds are expected to remain
light over this time frame however, so fire weather highlights
are not currently anticipated. The potential for showers and
thunderstorms should increase then by Thursday and Friday, when
the previously mentioned storm system begins to approach the
region. - Moldan

MTZ112-211015-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
215 PM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......44-52.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...18 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Patchy smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......76-81...70-75 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........20-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-52.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...8 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Northeast winds around 5 mph...becoming
                       southeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......83-89...76-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........15-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower
80s.

$$

MTZ113-211015-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
215 PM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......47-52.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southwest after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-82.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........19-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........61-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges............East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......83-89.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast 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).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 90.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

MTZ114-211015-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
215 PM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. Haze and patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......44-51.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Haze and patchy smoke in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......77-82...66-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........19-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                       northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...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.......83-90...72-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up...3 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........13-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.

$$

MTZ115-211015-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
215 PM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........45-55 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...10 percent down higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......80-85...73-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........15-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......47-53.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........55-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...14 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        east up to 5 mph after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds around 5 mph...becoming
                       southeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......86-91...79-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast 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).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 90s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ116-211015-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
215 PM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. Haze and patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......44-49.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Haze and patchy smoke in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......76-82...70-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up...3 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............North winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......47-52.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........53-63 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        northwest after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds up to 5 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......82-89...76-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up...7 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
mid 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
50s. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s.

$$

MTZ117-211015-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
215 PM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......45-50.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........48-58 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down...14 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Patchy smoke in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......77-83...67-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........17-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............North winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......45-51.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southeast after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds around 5 mph...becoming
                       southeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-91...75-85 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............South winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.

$$

MTZ118-211015-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
215 PM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Haze and patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......45-50.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down...1 degree up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........53-63 percent...44-50 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...12 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming west
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Haze and patchy smoke in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......78-84...69-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............North winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......44-50.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent...52-62 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...8 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southeast after midnight.
     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.......85-90...76-85 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............South winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

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