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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
922 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 113,
115, AND 117...

.DISCUSSION...

Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected through
at least Friday, potentially continuing into Saturday, due to
breezy and dry/warm conditions. A wind shift is expected Thursday
morning and again Saturday morning associated with a couple of
cold fronts dropping south out of Alberta. Please continue to
monitor statements from our office and surrounding offices
regarding fire weather products.

MTZ112-171015-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
922 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......51-57.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........53-63 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-83...71-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........22-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...8 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southwest after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......80-89...73-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


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

$$

MTZ113-171015-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
922 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......54-59.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........49-57 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 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.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......80-85.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........21-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........67-77 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southeast after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southeast
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......86-91.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  6 high (Below 3000 feet).


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

$$

MTZ114-171015-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
922 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......51-56...41-51 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........52-62 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...6 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......76-83...66-75 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........18-24 percent...24-33 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 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.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......80-88...70-80 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around
80.

$$

MTZ115-171015-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
922 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......55-60.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........42-51 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent down...23 percent down 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.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......81-86...74-79 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......51-56.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........55-65 percent...50-56 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...11 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest 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.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......87-93...81-86 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........9-14 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* 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.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  6 high (Below 3000 feet).


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

$$

MTZ116-171015-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
922 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......43-48.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees up...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........51-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......17 percent down...16 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.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......76-81...70-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........20-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 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.....4 low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......45-50.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down...2 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......18 percent up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......81-86...75-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* 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.....5 moderate.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper
70s.

$$

MTZ117-171015-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
922 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-56.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........45-52 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-84...70-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........19-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......46-53.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down...3 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...3 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southwest
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-89...76-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........12-17 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. North winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ118-171015-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
922 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-53.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........48-56 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down...11 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......78-84...71-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........18-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 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.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......83-89...75-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........12-17 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs around 80. West
winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

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