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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
252 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...Upper level trough of low pressure will remain over
the region tonight through Thursday. Pacific moisture in a brisk
westerly flow aloft will bring periods of rain and snow to the
mountains while lower elevations should see only isolated to
scattered showers/thunderstorms at times. Gusty westerly winds
will prevail tonight through early Wednesday evening and could
become strong at higher elevations and near the Rocky Mountain
Front. However, minimum RH values should remain well above 25
percent each day.

MTZ112-201030-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
252 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......36-41.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........72-81 percent...81-87 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......48-56...40-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........33-43 percent...49-59 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up...8 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......31-36.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........82-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...6 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of snow and a slight
  chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......45-53...39-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........47-56 percent...60-70 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......18 percent up...11 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ113-201030-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
252 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......38-43.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........70-79 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to southwest around 25 mph
                        after midnight.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 20
                        mph...increasing to around 30 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......55-60.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........27-32 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......35-40.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........76-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......52-58.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........40-48 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs around 50. North winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. South winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the lower 60s.

$$

MTZ114-201030-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
252 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely and a chance of
  rain in the evening. A chance of snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......35-40...28-34 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........77-87 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...5 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain in
  the morning. A chance of snow. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......46-54...35-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........35-45 percent...51-61 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and a
  slight chance of rain.
* Min Temperature.......27-33.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...1 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 30
                        mph...diminishing to around 20 mph after
                        midnight.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain in
  the morning. A chance of snow. A chance of rain and isolated
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......47-52...36-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........41-48 percent...53-63 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ115-201030-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
252 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in
  the evening.
* Min Temperature.......38-43.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........68-76 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...24 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......53-58...46-52 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down...2 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........30-37 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in
  the evening.
* Min Temperature.......35-40.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........76-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......52-57...44-50 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........37-46 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 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 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. South winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

MTZ116-201030-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
252 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the
  evening. A chance of snow.
* Min Temperature.......27-33.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........81-91 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...12 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Snow and rain likely.
* Max Temperature.......37-46.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........51-61 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down...9 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the
  evening. A chance of snow.
* Min Temperature.......25-30.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........86-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and rain.
  Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......38-46.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........46-56 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...12 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely and a chance of
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 30s. North
winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers, showers and
a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs
around 40. North winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds
around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid
40s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.

$$

MTZ117-201030-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
252 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in
  the evening. A slight chance of snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......32-42...29-35 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........75-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down...21 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow in
  the morning. A chance of rain. A chance of snow in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......45-55...39-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........42-52 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down...12 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. A chance of snow and a slight chance of rain.
* Min Temperature.......29-36.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........79-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up...17 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25
                        mph...diminishing to around 15 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow in
  the morning. A slight chance of rain. A chance of snow in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......45-54...38-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........42-52 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 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......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely and a chance of
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 40s. North
winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around
5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 40s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance
of snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

$$

MTZ118-201030-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
252 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain, snow and
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of
  rain and snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......32-37.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........78-87 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent down...4 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of rain and snow.
  Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......46-52...39-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........46-56 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow.
* Min Temperature.......30-36.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........82-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...1 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in
  the morning. A chance of snow. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......45-51...38-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........43-53 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down...3 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Showers and snow showers likely. Lows in the lower 30s.
Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, snow showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 30s.
Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds around
5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 40s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

$$

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