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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
232 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...

A large upper level trough of low pressure will linger over the
Northern Rockies and Montana tonight, then slowly exit to the
east this weekend. Rain and snow will gradually decrease over
central and southwest Montana late tonight with snow levels
fluctuating around 4000 ft. Lingering showers will end Saturday
morning with some partial clearing possible by Saturday afternoon.
Winds will continue from the north to northeast through tonight
and gradually decrease.

MTZ112-231045-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
232 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and
  snow in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......27-32.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........88-93 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......49-54...42-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........42-50 percent.
   24 hr trend......23 percent down...37 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......28-33.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........87-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...7 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......54-59...48-54 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........34-42 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 60.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

MTZ113-231045-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
232 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in
  the evening. A chance of rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......32-38.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........86-93 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        northeast after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........49-58 percent.
   24 hr trend......22 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......33-38.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........88-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......55-60.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........43-52 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 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......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around 60.
South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

MTZ114-231045-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
232 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Snow in the evening, then
  a chance of snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......26-32...21-26 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........93-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow
  showers in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......45-51...37-43 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........52-62 percent.
   24 hr trend......29 percent down...21 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......25-31.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........85-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges.............West winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......52-57...43-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........41-48 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down...13 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        southeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

MTZ115-231045-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
232 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow in
  the evening, then a chance of rain and snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......32-37.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........90-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in
  the morning.
* Max Temperature.......48-54...41-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........52-62 percent...65-74 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......20 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers
  after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......32-37.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........92-97 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......52-58...44-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........47-57 percent...61-68 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph.
* 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......
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper
60s.

$$

MTZ116-231045-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
232 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Snow in the
  evening, then a chance of snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......23-28.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow
  showers.
* Max Temperature.......39-45.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......24 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        southwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        west in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......24-29.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........88-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......43-51.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........44-52 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 5 mph...becoming north in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges.............North winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

MTZ117-231045-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
232 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow in the evening.
  A slight chance of rain and snow after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......25-32.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain and
  snow showers in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......42-52...36-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees up...6 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........53-63 percent...63-73 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......32 percent down...17 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......25-33.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........90-97 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 10 mph...becoming
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        north after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of snow
  showers in the morning. A slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......46-56...39-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........47-57 percent...56-66 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

MTZ118-231045-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
232 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Cloudy. Rain and snow in the evening, then
  a chance of snow and rain after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......27-32.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........92-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain and
  snow showers in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......44-51...38-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........51-61 percent.
   24 hr trend......28 percent down...21 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......27-32.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........87-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......47-53...41-49 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........47-57 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...9 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

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