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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
430 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT FOR LOW
HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MONTANA...

.DISCUSSION...
Breezy mid level west winds will mix down to the surface at times
this afternoon and evening along the Rocky Mountain Front and
into portions of central Montana. The area will otherwise be very
dry. A Pacific cold front will then bring gusty west winds with
cooler/less dry conditions Thursday into Thursday evening, but
there will also a chance for a mix of wet and dry thunderstorms.


MTZ112-232230-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
430 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......84-93...75-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up...8 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........10-18 percent...19-24 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down...2 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 10
                        to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the
                        afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the
  evening.
* Min Temperature.......54-59.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........55-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up...26 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30
                        mph early in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......75-85...66-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........25-35 percent...39-47 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
                        in the afternoon
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ113-232230-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
430 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......89-94.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........10-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...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).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the
  evening.
* Min Temperature.......54-59.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........52-62 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......86-92.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest with gusts to 15 mph in the
                        afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 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......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s.

$$

MTZ114-232230-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
430 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......82-92...72-80 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up...5 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........12-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 10
                        to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the
                        afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. Areas of smoke in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......51-57.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up...4 degrees down higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...26 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
                        early in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......74-82...64-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........28-38 percent...44-54 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up...33 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
                        possible in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ115-232230-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
430 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......90-95...83-88 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........9-14 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  6 high (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the
  evening.
* Min Temperature.......56-61.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........46-56 percent...38-47 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......85-92...80-85 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to
                        15 mph possible in the afternoon.
     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......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. North winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s.

$$

MTZ116-232230-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
430 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......75-83.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph. Gusts up to
                        20 mph possible in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the
  evening. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......46-56...52-57 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........72-82 percent...60-70 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......26 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph. Gusts up to
                        15 mph possible early in the evening.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......67-75.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........33-40 percent...39-49 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......20 percent up...26 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to
                        25 mph possible in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds around
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

MTZ117-232230-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
430 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......83-93...75-85 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........11-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to
                        25 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the
  evening.
* Min Temperature.......51-58.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up...16 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Gusts up
                        to 20 mph early in the evening.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......79-85...71-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........22-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to
                        25 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower
80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 80s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ118-232230-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
430 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......84-90...76-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........12-17 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        northwest with gusts up to 15 mph
                        possible in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....5 moderate.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the
  evening.
* Min Temperature.......52-57.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........59-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight. Gusts up to 15 mph
                        possible early in the evening.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......78-83...70-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........28-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph...becoming west
                        with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 4.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

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