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
326 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.DISCUSSION...
WITH AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE RESIDING OVER THE
REGION...DRY CONDITIONS WITH A WARMING TREND IS EXPECTED THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS ARRIVES LATE
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. A CHANGE BACK TO MORE SEASONABLE
TEMPERATURES AND A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS IS EXPECTED NEXT WEEKEND.
BRUSDA

MTZ112-012200-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
326 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......59-64...51-59 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-34 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......20 PERCENT DOWN...8 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......35-40.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........73-83 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......67-72...60-68 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........21-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH
      IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

MTZ113-012200-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
326 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......60-65.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-32 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 4 LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......36-41.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......67-72.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-29 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.

$$

MTZ114-012200-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
326 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......56-61...47-55 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........32-40 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......28 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING EAST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......31-37.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........76-86 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN...18 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......65-70...56-63 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP...3 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-29 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND
40. HIGHS AROUND 60.

$$

MTZ115-012200-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
326 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......58-64...50-56 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-35 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 PERCENT DOWN...21 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......35-40.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........74-84 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......65-71...57-63 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-30 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTH
      AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTH
      IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S.

$$

MTZ116-012200-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
326 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......50-58.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP...13 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........31-37 PERCENT...36-46 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......20 PERCENT DOWN...35 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......30-35.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........79-89 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED...11 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING NORTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......58-67.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........21-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

MTZ117-012200-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
326 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......54-62...46-55 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......17 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-35 PERCENT...34-44 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......16 PERCENT DOWN...31 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING EAST IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......30-37.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........77-87 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN...21 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......63-71...54-63 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-32 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN...12 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND
40. HIGHS AROUND 60.

$$

MTZ118-012200-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
326 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......56-63...48-56 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........28-38 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......25 PERCENT DOWN...38 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......32-37.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........77-87 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN...14 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......64-70...56-64 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........21-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

$$

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