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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
454 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL MT FOR LOW HUMIDITY
GUSTY WINDS AND A WIND SHIFT...

.DISCUSSION...
Fairly quiet conditions today will become a bit more active on
Sunday as hot temperatures develop across the region along with
low afternoon humidity. Windy west winds over North Central MT
will switch to the north on Sunday evening and remain strong
overnight. There is a slight chance for a passing storm Tue
through Fri but no significant rain is expected at this time.

MTZ112-222200-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
454 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.......79-87...71-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........17-25 percent...26-31 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* 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.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......55-61.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-94...74-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........15-23 percent...25-31 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph...
                        increasing to 10 to 25 mph by late
                        afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph...
                       increasing to 10 to 25 mph by late
                       afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.

$$

MTZ113-222200-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
454 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.......83-88.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........15-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West 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).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......58-63.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......91-96.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
mid 80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper
80s.

$$

MTZ114-222200-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
454 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.......79-86...68-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up...5 degrees down higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........14-21 percent...22-32 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...14 percent up higher elevations.
* 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.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......52-60.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up...9 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent up...10 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......86-94...73-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........12-19 percent...21-31 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...9 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing
                        to 15 to 25 mph by late afternooon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       West at 15 to 25 mph by late afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ115-222200-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
454 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.......84-91...77-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........11-16 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West 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 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......59-64.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........50-60 percent...41-51 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up...6 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......92-98...83-90 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........10-15 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper
80s.

$$

MTZ116-222200-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
454 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.......72-82.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........19-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......51-58.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down...5 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......34 percent up...16 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-87.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees up...8 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds around
5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper
70s.

$$

MTZ117-222200-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
454 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.......81-87...73-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........13-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......52-61.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........55-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...11 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southwest
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southwest after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......87-95...78-88 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........11-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.

$$

MTZ118-222200-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
454 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Patchy smoke.
* Max Temperature.......82-89...75-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear. Patchy smoke.
* Min Temperature.......54-60.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up...6 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........55-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......21 percent up...10 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......88-94...78-88 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up...2 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........13-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.

$$

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