Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR MONTANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
227 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.DISCUSSION...

A COOLER AIRMASS WILL BRING TEMPERATURES NEAR TO JUST BELOW
SEASONAL AVERAGES TODAY. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN
AGAIN WITH AFTERNOON MIXING, BUT THEN TAPER BY EVENING. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON OVER THE
NORTHERN DISTRICTS. TEMPERATURES TREND SLIGHTLY WARMER THROUGH MID
WEEK AMID A WEAK AND SOMEWHAT UNSETTLED WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT.

MTZ112-232230-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
227 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. A SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......71-79...64-69 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES DOWN...12 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........27-37 PERCENT...37-42 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT UP...12 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WINDY. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25
      MPH...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......49-54.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........71-80 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT UP...3 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......77-84...71-76 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........20-28 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


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

$$

MTZ113-232230-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
227 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-80.
*     24 HR TREND.......16 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........31-40 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WINDY. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 5 MODERATE (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......51-56.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........80-90 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......24 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......79-84.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-34 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 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.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 5 MODERATE (BELOW 3000 FEET).


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

$$

MTZ114-232230-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
227 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-79...61-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-31 PERCENT...31-41 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT UP...14 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......44-51.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........66-76 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......15 PERCENT UP...UNCHANGED HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
      10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......79-85...68-78 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN...13 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND
80. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.

$$

MTZ115-232230-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
227 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......76-82...69-75 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......16 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-33 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WINDY. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 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 CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......51-56.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......81-86...74-80 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-26 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 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.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 5 MODERATE (BELOW 3000 FEET).


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

$$

MTZ116-232230-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
227 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......73-78...64-74 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES DOWN...17 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-35 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT UP...7 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......44-50.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........66-76 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT UP...5 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......79-84...70-80 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-22 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 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.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.

$$

MTZ117-232230-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
227 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-80...65-74 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-34 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......44-52.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........68-78 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT UP...UNCHANGED 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.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......79-86...71-80 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-25 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 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.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.

$$

MTZ118-232230-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
227 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......75-81...65-74 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........20-28 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......47-52.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........62-72 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......81-87...71-81 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S.

$$

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