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 NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
345 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE DISTRICTS TODAY...ASSOCIATED
WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES...LIGHT WINDS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMDITY WILL DROP BELOW 35 PERCENT IN SOME AREAS
BUT WITH GOOD OVERNIGHT RECOVERY. FAIR WEATHER WILL PERSIST INTO
NEXT WEEK WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS OVER FAR SOUTHWEST MONTANA.

MTZ112-202215-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL AND EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY
COUNTIES-
345 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......68-73...60-68 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN...9 DEGREES UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........33-40 PERCENT...42-51 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
      SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......42-47.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........77-87 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-77...65-73 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........27-32 PERCENT...32-42 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH INCREASING TO 5 TO
      15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

$$

MTZ113-202215-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
345 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......66-72.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........31-36 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 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.......43-48.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........73-83 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
      SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
      SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......71-76.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........27-32 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS AROUND 70.

$$

MTZ114-202215-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT/ROCKY
MOUNTAIN FRONT-
345 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......68-73...60-68 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN...8 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........33-38 PERCENT...37-47 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT UP...10 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......40-47.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........75-85 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 PERCENT DOWN...6 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-77...63-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........28-36 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S.

$$

MTZ115-202215-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
345 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......69-74...63-68 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........32-40 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT UP...5 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 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.......44-49.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........73-83 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT DOWN...19 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
      SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......73-78...66-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........26-31 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.

$$

MTZ116-202215-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
345 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......65-73...59-68 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........36-46 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
      IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
      IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......40-49.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........85-95 PERCENT...71-81 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT DOWN...6 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......68-76...62-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........33-43 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
.FRIDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.

$$

MTZ117-202215-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
345 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......66-73...59-68 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........36-46 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
      NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......38-46.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........83-93 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED...16 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......69-78...62-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........30-38 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

$$

MTZ118-202215-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
345 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......69-75...63-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........32-41 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
      NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......41-47.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........83-93 PERCENT...74-84 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-78...66-74 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........29-36 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN...7 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

$$

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