Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR MONTANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
232 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.DISCUSSION...

...BREEZY WEST WINDS TODAY...

.DISCUSSION...

STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP TODAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING
LOW PRESSURE TROF. MINIMUM HUMIDITY WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS
ACROSS LOWER ELEVATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICTS BUT REMAIN ABOVE
20 PERCENT TO THE NORTH. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL BRING COOLER
TEMPERATURES SUNDAY AND RAISE HUMIDITY ACROSS THE REGION.

MTZ112-272230-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
232 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-84...67-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........19-29 PERCENT...31-36 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT DOWN...4 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WINDY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...INCREASING
      TO 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WINDY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......48-54.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 PERCENT UP...22 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......68-77...64-69 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES DOWN...3 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........28-36 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT UP...1 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND
80.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.

$$

MTZ113-272230-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
232 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......80-85.
*     24 HR TREND.......15 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........19-24 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......21 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 6 HIGH (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......52-57.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........71-81 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......73-79.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-36 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 4 LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.

$$

MTZ114-272230-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
232 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-83...63-73 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........19-26 PERCENT...26-36 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...INCREASING TO 10
      TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WINDY. WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......51-56...44-51 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........63-73 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT UP...16 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WINDY. WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-79...63-73 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-30 PERCENT...30-40 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND
80. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S.

$$

MTZ115-272230-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
232 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......81-86...75-80 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......19 PERCENT DOWN...26 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 6 HIGH (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......54-59.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........58-68 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN...15 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......77-82...69-78 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES DOWN...1 DEGREE DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-29 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 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......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 80S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S.

$$

MTZ116-272230-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
232 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-79...67-75 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........19-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20
      MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
      MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......45-52.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........57-67 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT UP...5 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-81...66-76 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-32 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.

$$

MTZ117-272230-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
232 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......76-84...66-76 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP...14 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-24 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......46-56.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........61-71 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN...37 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-81...67-77 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........20-29 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...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......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

MTZ118-272230-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
232 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......77-84...68-76 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........14-22 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......47-53.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........54-64 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......78-85...69-77 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-26 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT UP...6 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP 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......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

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