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
335 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

...FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS REMAIN ELEVATED DUE TO HOT, DRY AND
BREEZY CONDITIONS THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

.DISCUSSION...Hot, dry and breezy conditions should be expected
across the districts for borderline fire weather concerns each
afternoon through this weekend. At this time, it appears that
winds should remain below warning thresholds with late afternoon
and early evening gusts possibly reaching into the teens to about
20 mph for short periods. Southern fire zones will also see a
slight chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms producing
locally strong gusts and possibly dry lightning strikes each day.

MTZ112-282245-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
335 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......83-90...74-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........16-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......52-60.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........61-71 percent...52-62 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......85-92...77-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down...6 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.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower
90s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 90.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
90s.

$$

MTZ113-282245-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
335 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......88-93.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........15-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......59-66.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........65-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southeast after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southeast
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......89-94.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West 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......
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the mid 90s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 90s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs around 90.
East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
lower 90s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid
90s.

$$

MTZ114-282245-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
335 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. A slight chance of showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......83-90...72-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down...10 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......55-60...49-57 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......86-92...75-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 90.

$$

MTZ115-282245-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
335 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......87-94...79-85 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........15-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...4 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......59-67.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down...4 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........55-65 percent...46-56 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up...2 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......89-96...81-87 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West 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......
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid
90s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower
90s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 90s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the
mid 90s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid
90s.

$$

MTZ116-282245-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
335 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......74-84.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........23-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming mostly clear.
  A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......50-59.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down...1 degree down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up...2 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-87.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


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

$$

MTZ117-282245-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
335 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......82-91...74-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up...3 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........18-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......53-61.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......85-93...76-86 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........15-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
90s.

$$

MTZ118-282245-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
335 AM MDT Fri Jul 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......82-89...74-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up...3 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........21-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southwest in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
  evening.
* Min Temperature.......54-60.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down...1 degree up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent...54-64 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-91...76-86 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph...becoming west in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
lower 90s.

$$

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