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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
421 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS TODAY THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...Pacific cold front sweeps through Central Montana
today for strong westerly winds and cooler high temperatures.
Gusty winds continue through late Wednesday evening then diminish
somewhat overnight. Breezy, but not strong, northwest winds
persist on Thursday along with scattered showers. mpj


MTZ112-242230-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
421 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......59-64...49-59 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........24-32 percent...36-44 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up...10 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 30 to 40 mph.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 30 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......39-44.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........79-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......32 percent up...24 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
     Ridges............Very windy. Northwest winds 30 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......54-60...47-53 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........35-43 percent...44-52 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. Northwest winds 25 to 30
                       mph...diminishing to 15 to 25 mph in the
                       afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs around 60. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in
the lower 70s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s.

$$

MTZ113-242230-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
421 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......63-68.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........21-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 15 to 25
                        mph...increasing to west 25 to 35 mph in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 30 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......42-47.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........79-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......55-61.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........38-48 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s.

$$

MTZ114-242230-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
421 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......59-65...47-57 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 degrees down...22 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........21-29 percent...31-41 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down...17 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 20 to 30
                        mph...increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the
                        afternoon.
     Ridges............Strong winds. West winds 35 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
  A chance of snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......38-43...31-37 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees down...7 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........73-82 percent...81-91 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......23 percent up...30 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 30
                        mph...diminishing to 10 to 20 mph after
                        midnight.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 20 to 30 mph...diminishing
                       to 10 to 20 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......54-59...44-53 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down...1 degree up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........34-39 percent...41-51 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up...2 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Lows
in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs around 70.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.

$$

MTZ115-242230-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
421 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......63-69.
   24 hr trend......17 degrees down...9 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........20-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 15 to 25
                        mph...increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the
                        afternoon.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 15 to 25
                       mph...increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the
                       afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......41-47...35-40 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........76-86 percent...85-92 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......18 percent up...31 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......55-62...45-53 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down...10 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........35-43 percent...45-55 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up...23 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s.

$$

MTZ116-242230-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
421 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......54-64...52-57 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......24 degrees down...16 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........25-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 20 to 30
                       mph...increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the
                       afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the evening, then a chance of rain and snow showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.......34-39.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........78-88 percent.
   24 hr trend......28 percent up...20 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 15 to 25
                        mph...diminishing to 5 to 10 mph after
                        midnight.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph...diminishing
                       to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......47-56.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........38-48 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up...20 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers, thunderstorms and
snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. North
winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around
60. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper
60s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ117-242230-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
421 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......61-66...53-63 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........20-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Very windy. Southwest winds 15 to 25
                        mph...increasing to west 25 to 35 mph in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the evening, then a chance of rain and snow showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.......35-43...30-37 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........81-91 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...22 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......52-60...43-53 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........35-42 percent...41-51 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 60s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper
60s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.

$$

MTZ118-242230-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
421 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......60-69...54-60 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
     Ridges............Very windy. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......35-41.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........73-83 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up...26 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 20 mph...diminishing to 5
                        to 10 mph after midnight.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 20 to 30 mph...diminishing
                       to 10 to 20 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......53-60...45-54 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........32-41 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in
the lower 70s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s.

$$

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