Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR MONTANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
324 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MT ZONES 112 AND 114 FROM SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
GUSTY WINDS...

.DISCUSSION...

STRENGTHENING HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL BRING VERY WARM
TEMPERATURES WITH LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AT MID-SLOPES AND RIDGES WILL BECOME
INCREASINGLY POOR OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL NIGHTS AS THERMAL BELTS
STRENGTHEN. GENERAL WINDS WILL BE LIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT WITH
A PERIOD OF BREEZY WINDS POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

MTZ112-312215-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
324 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

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

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......88-94...81-86 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........10-15 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......53-60.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........53-63 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT DOWN...13 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......88-97...81-86 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........8-14 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....5 MODERATE.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
90S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

$$

MTZ113-312215-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
324 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......87-92.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-22 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING WEST IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL HAINES
  6 HIGH (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......54-59.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......90-95.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........12-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...INCREASING TO
      WEST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....5 MODERATE (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 6 HIGH (BELOW 3000 FEET).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

$$

MTZ114-312215-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
324 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

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

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......89-94...76-86 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........10-16 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......53-60.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........49-59 PERCENT...40-50 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT UP...14 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......89-96...77-87 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........8-16 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....5 MODERATE.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 90.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

MTZ115-312215-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
324 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......88-94...80-86 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........12-17 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL HAINES
  6 HIGH (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......55-61.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........57-67 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED...7 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
      5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......91-97...83-89 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........8-13 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....5 MODERATE (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 6 HIGH (BELOW 3000 FEET).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
90S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS AROUND 90.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

$$

MTZ116-312215-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
324 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......85-90...79-86 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........12-17 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......50-58.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........56-66 PERCENT...45-55 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN...19 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......81-89.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........11-16 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP 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......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.

$$

MTZ117-312215-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
324 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......84-94...75-85 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........11-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......49-59.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........59-69 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......86-96...77-87 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP...1 DEGREE DOWN HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........7-16 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....5 MODERATE.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

$$

MTZ118-312215-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
324 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......86-94...77-87 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........12-17 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......52-58.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........59-69 PERCENT...49-59 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED...9 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......88-96...79-89 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........10-15 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....6 HIGH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 90.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. LIGHT WINDS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

$$

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