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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
234 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Upper level ridging will dominate over the Northern Rockies
through Wednesday, which will push high temperatures well above
normal values for August. Minimum relative humidity values will
fall below critical values, however, winds do look to remain
relatively light through Wednesday afternoon. The warmest and
driest day of the week looks to be Wednesday, with highs generally
in the 90s and minimum relative humidity values of 15 percent or
lower. - Moldan


MTZ112-221015-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
234 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...6 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........53-63 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-90...76-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees up...7 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........13-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up...1 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......86-93...77-82 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower
80s.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

MTZ113-221015-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
234 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......47-52.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......86-91.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 4 low (Below 3000 feet).

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......89-94.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up 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).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 80s.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ114-221015-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
234 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up...7 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds up to 5 mph...becoming southwest
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......83-91...71-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up...6 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........13-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Clear.
* Min Temperature.......53-58.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........47-57 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...13 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-92...72-81 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

MTZ115-221015-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
234 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........48-56 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up...13 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southeast
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......87-92...80-85 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........11-16 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 4 low (Below 3000 feet).

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Clear.
* Min Temperature.......52-57.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........50-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...11 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......90-95...83-88 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........11-16 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ116-221015-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
234 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......45-53.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........47-57 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph...becoming west
                        after midnight.
     Ridges............Northeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                       southwest around 5 mph after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......75-85.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........12-17 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......53-60.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent...38-47 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......81-87...74-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........15-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds around
5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s.

$$

MTZ117-221015-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
234 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......44-52.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...7 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southeast
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-92...75-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Clear.
* Min Temperature.......48-55.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........50-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up...4 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......85-94...76-86 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up...1 degree up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........13-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

MTZ118-221015-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
234 PM MDT Mon Aug 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......43-51.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........55-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up...12 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds around 5 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......85-90...75-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........13-18 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming west
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......48-56.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up...11 degrees up higher elevations.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent...43-53 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...13 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......84-89...75-84 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........15-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 5 mph...becoming west
                        around 5 mph in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.

$$

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