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
325 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.DISCUSSION...

THE AIRMASS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN DRY AND STABLE ALTHOUGH THE
NORTHERN ROCKIES WILL BECOME SLIGHTLY UNSTABLE WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS OR A THUNDERSTORM ARE POSSIBLE.
MINIMUM HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO BELOW 20 PERCENT ACROSS MOST AREAS
TODAY AND WEDNESDAY WITH ONLY HIGHER ELEVATIONS REMAINING ABOVE 20
PERCENT. OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES WILL BE GOOD AND SURFACE WINDS WILL
REMAIN LIGHT.

MTZ112-032230-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
325 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-80...67-74 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-22 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......41-47.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........68-78 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-84...67-74 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-21 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN...6 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...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......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS AROUND 70.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$

MTZ113-032230-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
325 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-81.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........20-25 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 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...........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......44-49.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........71-81 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......79-85.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-21 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP 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......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS AROUND 70.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

MTZ114-032230-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
325 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-80...63-73 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP...2 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........18-26 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......43-48...36-46 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........65-75 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN...3 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-82...63-73 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........14-20 PERCENT...20-30 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN...5 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...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......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTH
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.

$$

MTZ115-032230-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
325 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-80...66-73 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........19-24 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING EAST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* 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...........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......44-49.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........68-78 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......80-85...71-79 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH 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......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.

$$

MTZ116-032230-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
325 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......67-76.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-23 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......38-45.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........66-76 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN...8 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......67-76.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-22 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.

$$

MTZ117-032230-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
325 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-80...63-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-26 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* 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.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......39-48.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........69-79 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN...3 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-83...66-76 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........13-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$

MTZ118-032230-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
325 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......73-79...64-73 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........14-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN...6 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......41-46.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........62-72 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED...7 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-81...66-74 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

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