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
339 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY
SUNDAY...

.DISCUSSION...

SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL BRING WARM TEMPERATURES AND DRYING CONDITIONS
TODAY...WITH ONLY AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM ACROSS FAR
SOUTHERN...FAR NORTHERN...AND MOUNTAIN PORTIONS. A WEAK AND MAINLY
DRY COOL FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY...WITH ONLY SLIGHT CHANCES FOR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE FAR NORTH AND SOUTH. DRY AIR BEHIND THIS FRONT WILL CAUSE
LOWER MAX RH SUNDAY MORNING...AND VERY LOW MIN RH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS WILL ALSO BE FOUND ON SUNDAY. WITH
BREEZY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND NEAR CRITICAL
FUELS...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.


MTZ112-302230-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
339 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......84-91...76-81 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........20-28 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......52-60.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........73-83 PERCENT...63-73 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-84...67-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........22-32 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. WEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S.

$$

MTZ113-302230-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
339 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......87-92.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-31 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 5 MODERATE (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......59-64.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........78-88 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......81-87.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........22-32 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 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 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 MID 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S.

$$

MTZ114-302230-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
339 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......84-91...72-82 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP...1 DEGREE UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........18-28 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN...UNCHANGED HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......55-60...49-55 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........58-68 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT UP...15 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.......76-85...65-75 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-26 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20
      MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 80.

$$

MTZ115-302230-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
339 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......88-93...81-86 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST 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).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......61-66.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........63-73 PERCENT...53-63 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN...20 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING WEST AFTER
      MIDNIGHT.
* LAL...................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......85-90...77-85 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........14-21 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 6 HIGH (BELOW 3000 FEET).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S.

$$

MTZ116-302230-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
339 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......84-89...76-85 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-23 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......52-58.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........50-60 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN...14 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......78-86...70-80 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........11-19 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20
      MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
      MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 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. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S.

$$

MTZ117-302230-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
339 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......85-93...75-85 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........16-24 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 PERCENT DOWN...14 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......55-62.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........60-70 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN...9 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* 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.......82-88...73-83 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........12-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST 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 IN THE LOWER
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S.

$$

MTZ118-302230-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
339 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......86-93...76-85 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......5 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........15-20 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......57-62.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........57-67 PERCENT...48-58 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT UP...11 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* 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.......83-90...73-82 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........12-17 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST 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 IN THE MID
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S.

$$

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