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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
147 PM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
112-115 AND 117...

.DISCUSSION...

A westerly flow aloft across the Northern Rockies and Montana
will maintain very dry, seasonably warm, and windy conditions
across the region today, with increasing winds and only moderate
RH recoveries tonight as a strong disturbance approaches our area.
Strong winds with RH values in the teens will produce critical
fire weather conditions across the plains Tuesday, where fine
fuels have had a chance to dry out over the last couple of days.
Windy conditions are likely to continue through much of this week
and into the weekend as a series of fast-moving Pacific weather
systems track east along the Canadian border.


MTZ112-171030-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
147 PM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-51...40-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........36-45 percent...54-64 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 percent down...6 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 30 to 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......65-73...54-61 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-26 percent...30-35 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...6 percent down higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 35 to 40 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 40
                        mph...becoming southwest and...increasing
                        to around 50 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......34-39.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........56-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent up...6 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Strong winds. West winds 40 to 45 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 50
                        mph...diminishing to around 40 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......53-62...46-51 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........30-39 percent...44-50 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 25
                        mph...increasing to southwest around 35 mph
                        in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

MTZ113-171030-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
147 PM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......44-50.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......68-74.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........15-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......36-41.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......28 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds around 40 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......57-62.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........27-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West 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).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.

$$

MTZ114-171030-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
147 PM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......43-49...34-42 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...5 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........35-45 percent...55-65 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 percent down...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 30 to 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......63-72...50-60 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-27 percent...27-36 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 35 to 40 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. Southwest winds 45 to 50 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. Showers likely in the evening. A slight chance of snow
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......34-39...27-34 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........59-67 percent...72-82 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......25 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 35 to 40 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 50
                        mph...diminishing to around 40 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow
  showers in the morning. A slight chance of showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......55-63...44-54 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........32-42 percent...44-54 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds around 30
                        mph...becoming southwest and...increasing
                        to around 50 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Lows
in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of snow showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Lows
in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

MTZ115-171030-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
147 PM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......46-52.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........37-47 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent down...9 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......71-76.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........12-17 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....5 moderate (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......39-44.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........50-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......21 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds around 40 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds 40 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......62-67...55-61 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........28-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West 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).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs around 60.

$$

MTZ116-171030-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
147 PM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......33-38.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down...2 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......61-66...53-62 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........21-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to around 25 mph in the
                        afternoon.
     Ridges.............Very windy. Southwest winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. A slight chance of
  rain and snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......33-38.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........76-86 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 40
                        mph...diminishing to around 30 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow
  showers in the morning. A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......55-61...48-57 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down...11 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........41-51 percent.
   24 hr trend......21 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest
winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers and showers.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds around
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
40s.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.

$$

MTZ117-171030-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
147 PM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......38-48.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........45-55 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down...16 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......64-74...57-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. Southwest winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......34-42.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down...1 degree down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......18 percent up...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
     Ridges.............Strong winds. West winds 40 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......60-65...51-61 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down...unchanged higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........29-34 percent...33-43 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and
snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

MTZ118-171030-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
147 PM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......36-42.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......65-71...57-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. South winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to southwest around 25 mph
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 20
                        mph...increasing to around 30 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......36-41.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up...3 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up...16 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......60-68...51-60 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........29-38 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. South winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest
winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

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