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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
231 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...Upper level low pressure system will remain over the
region tonight through Friday. Moist westerly winds aloft will
continue to bring precipitation to the mountains near the
Continental Divide while mostly dry conditions persist over the
plains. Gusty west winds at the surface are expected to diminish
overnight before veering to the north late Thursday afternoon
through Friday. Cool and moist conditions prevail on Friday.

.EXTENDED DISCUSSION...Long range models suggest that temperatures
will warm back to near or above seasonal averages by next Tuesday
or Wednesday. Mostly dry conditions with little to no chance for
wetting rains also appear likely at this time.

MTZ112-211045-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
231 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......30-35.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........79-87 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow
  showers in the morning. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......46-54...39-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........43-53 percent...58-68 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......21 percent up...16 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the
  evening. A slight chance of rain. A slight chance of snow after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.......29-34.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........88-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. A chance of rain and snow.
* Max Temperature.......41-46...34-39 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........60-69 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.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 in the upper 30s. Highs around 60.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower
60s.

$$

MTZ113-211045-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
231 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......34-39.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........73-83 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......53-58.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........37-43 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......32-37.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and a
  slight chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......45-50.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........54-61 percent.
   24 hr trend......19 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs around 50. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.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. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s.

$$

MTZ114-211045-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
231 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  in the evening. A chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.......27-33.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........79-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up...1 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers. A
  slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......47-53...37-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........37-47 percent...50-60 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up...3 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph...becoming
                        northwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow.
* Min Temperature.......26-33.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........86-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. A chance of snow and rain.
* Max Temperature.......39-44...31-37 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........63-71 percent...70-80 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......23 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers and showers.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds
around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. 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
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

MTZ115-211045-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
231 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......35-41.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........69-78 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......53-58...46-51 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........34-42 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...2 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain.
* Min Temperature.......33-38.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........80-88 percent...89-95 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning. A
  chance of rain.
* Max Temperature.......43-49...36-41 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........58-68 percent...74-82 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......20 percent up...34 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 (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds
around 5 mph.
.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. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs around 60.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 60s.

$$

MTZ116-211045-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
231 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
  evening. A chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.......25-31.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........83-93 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...5 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers. A
  chance of showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......45-50...38-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........44-54 percent.
   24 hr trend......22 percent down...17 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in
  the evening, then snow likely after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......26-31.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........85-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...3 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...................40 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Snow likely in the morning, then a
  chance of snow in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......32-39.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........69-79 percent.
   24 hr trend......30 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

MTZ117-211045-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
231 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and
  snow showers in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......28-36.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........76-86 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...16 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......47-55...40-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........37-47 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...4 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the
  evening. A chance of rain. Snow likely after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......27-35.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........85-93 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Northeast winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to around 25 mph after
                        midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning.
  Snow likely. Rain likely in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......38-45...32-38 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........65-75 percent...74-84 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......31 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Northeast winds around 25
                        mph...diminishing to around 15 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers and
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast
winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
50s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.

$$

MTZ118-211045-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
231 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
  evening. A slight chance of snow showers. A slight chance of
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......30-36.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........78-88 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down...9 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......47-52...39-47 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........39-49 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down...16 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        northwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............West winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in
  the evening, then rain and snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......29-36.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........83-93 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 10 mph...increasing to
                        around 20 mph after midnight.
     Ridges.............North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................60 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Snow and rain.
* Max Temperature.......38-43...32-38 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........70-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......31 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. North winds around 25
                        mph...diminishing to around 15 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................70 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers and
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds
around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs around 50. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
50s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 50s.

$$

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