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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
248 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...A developing storm system will bring widespread rain
and snow to the central and southern fire zones tonight and Friday,
while the northern zones will see only a chance for precipitation.
Temperatures on Friday will top out in the 40s and even minimum
RH values are expected to remain above 50 percent. System pulls
away from the region Friday night with a chance for showers
lingering into Saturday morning. Sunday into early next week will
remain mostly dry with a warming trend.

MTZ112-221100-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
248 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in
  the evening. A slight chance of snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......29-34.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........86-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. A chance of rain and snow.
* Max Temperature.......37-44...31-36 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........65-74 percent...74-84 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......23 percent up...32 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in
  the evening, then a slight chance of rain and snow after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.......27-32.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........89-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 10 mph...becoming west
                        after midnight.
     Ridges.............North winds around 10 mph...becoming west
                        after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain and
  snow in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......49-54...43-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........41-51 percent.
   24 hr trend......17 percent down...33 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 60s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ113-221100-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
248 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain
  after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......33-38.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........82-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning. A
  chance of rain.
* Max Temperature.......41-46.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........63-73 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. A chance
  of snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......31-36.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 10 mph...becoming west
                        after midnight.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain in
  the morning.
* Max Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........48-56 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 4 low (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. South winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 60.
South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. South winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ114-221100-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
248 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and rain.
* Min Temperature.......26-31.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........82-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up...3 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Snow. Rain likely in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......35-41...28-34 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees down...18 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........71-81 percent.
   24 hr trend......32 percent up...44 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................70 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the
  evening. A chance of snow.
* Min Temperature.......23-30.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........88-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        northwest after midnight.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain and
  snow in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......47-52...38-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........50-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 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......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around
60.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower
60s.

$$

MTZ115-221100-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
248 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in
  the evening, then rain likely after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......32-38.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........85-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......24 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Snow in the morning. Rain.
* Max Temperature.......40-45...33-38 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........70-80 percent...85-91 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......37 percent up...47 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................70 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. A chance
  of snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......31-36.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain and
  snow in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......48-55...42-47 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........52-62 percent...65-74 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......24 percent down...16 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        southeast in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 60s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ116-221100-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
248 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the
  evening, then snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......26-31.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........84-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. North winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to northeast around 25 mph
                        after midnight.
     Ridges.............Windy. North winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................60 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Snow.
* Max Temperature.......29-36.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........74-84 percent.
   24 hr trend......33 percent up...42 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................80 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Snow likely in the evening, then a
  chance of snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......24-29.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........91-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow in
  the morning.
* Max Temperature.......43-49...38-43 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........53-63 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent down...27 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.

$$

MTZ117-221100-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
248 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in
  the evening, then snow and rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......27-33.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........86-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up...4 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. East winds around 20
                        mph...increasing to around 30 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................70 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Snow and rain.
* Max Temperature.......36-41...29-36 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........75-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......42 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. East winds around 30 mph...becoming
                        northeast around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................90 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Snow and rain likely in the
  evening, then a chance of snow and rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......25-32.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........89-99 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        southeast after midnight.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain and
  snow.
* Max Temperature.......43-52...36-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees up...7 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........52-62 percent...61-71 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......21 percent down...15 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds
around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower
60s.

$$

MTZ118-221100-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
248 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the
  evening, then rain and snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......29-36.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........84-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Northeast winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to north around 25 mph
                        after midnight.
     Ridges.............Windy. Northeast winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................80 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Snow and rain.
* Max Temperature.......35-43...30-36 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........72-82 percent.
   24 hr trend......36 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. North winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Northeast winds around 30
                        mph...diminishing to around 20 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................90 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the evening.
  A chance of rain. A chance of snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......27-32.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........88-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 15 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow in
  the morning. A slight chance of rain.
* Max Temperature.......44-50...37-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........52-62 percent.
   24 hr trend......23 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        northwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............South winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        northwest in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows around
30. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s.

$$

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