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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
235 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...Red Flag Warning Thursday for low humidity gusty winds and warm
temperatures for the eastern sections of the region...

.DISCUSSION...
Windy conditions today will continue into Thursday. Low humidity
and warm temperatures also expected on Thursday, creating
critical fire weather conditions over the eastern portions. On
Friday, a Pacific cool front moves through lowering temperatures a
bit. However, winds will remain windy/strong at times Friday
through early next week. Precipitation amounts will be low.
Brusda

MTZ112-191100-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
235 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......43-48.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........65-75 percent...76-86 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds around 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. Southwest winds 35 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......60-70...49-55 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-26 percent...30-40 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down...7 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......39-44.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........67-77 percent...82-89 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...6 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......50-58...41-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........34-44 percent...52-62 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up...24 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.

$$

MTZ113-191100-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
235 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......41-49.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........66-76 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......69-75.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......40-48.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 15 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......58-64.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........30-36 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.

$$

MTZ114-191100-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
235 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......43-48...36-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent...70-80 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...21 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds around 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. Southwest winds 50 to 55 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......62-70...50-60 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-22 percent...24-34 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. Southwest winds around 50
                        mph...diminishing to around 40 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. A chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......41-46...32-40 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent...76-86 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers and
  a slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......47-57...34-43 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........35-45 percent...50-60 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...33 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of snow showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of snow showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower
50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Lows
around 40. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 50s.

$$

MTZ115-191100-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
235 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......45-51.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........55-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......72-78...66-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......45-50.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........50-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......58-66...51-59 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........28-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West 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......
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around 60.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower
60s.

$$

MTZ116-191100-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
235 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......36-44.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down...3 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........66-76 percent.
   24 hr trend......22 percent up...3 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......62-67...54-63 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up...4 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......32-39.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........75-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...15 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
  showers.
* Max Temperature.......43-48...35-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......21 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........47-57 percent.
   24 hr trend......29 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow showers. Lows
in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds around
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s.

$$

MTZ117-191100-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
235 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......40-50.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up...1 degree up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......66-73...57-67 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......38-48.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then a chance of rain and snow showers likely in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......52-60...44-53 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........29-39 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and
snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West
winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Lows
around 40. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.

$$

MTZ118-191100-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
235 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......40-45.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........61-71 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...7 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......64-71...55-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........15-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......41-46...35-42 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up...3 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........63-73 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the
  morning, then showers and snow showers likely in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......50-58...41-50 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........38-43 percent.
   24 hr trend......24 percent up...18 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

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