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
315 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Fair weather is expected over the next several days as westerly to
northwesterly flow aloft persists through Monday and then upper-
level high pressure ridging builds-in from the Pacific Northwest
Tuesday and Wednesday. The potential of showers and thunderstorms
should increase Thursday and Friday, when an upper-level trough
overspreads the area from British Columbia and is accompanied by a
Pacific cold frontal passage on Thursday.

MTZ112-202215-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
315 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.......72-80...65-70 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........16-24 percent...25-30 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 percent down...4 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* 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.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......43-49.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........68-78 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up...24 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......75-80.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down...5 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........21-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...1 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming east in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

MTZ113-202215-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
315 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......78-83.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............South winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming west in
                       the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......76-81.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........20-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 90.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

MTZ114-202215-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
315 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......72-80...60-70 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down...4 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* 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.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......42-49.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up...12 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......75-80...68-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down...6 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........19-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...5 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges............North winds up to 5 mph...becoming southeast
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows in the upper 40s.
Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around
5 mph.
.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
upper 70s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.

$$

MTZ115-202215-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
315 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......78-83...72-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........14-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down...2 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west in
                       the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......49-54.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........49-59 percent...42-50 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up...10 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 5 mph...becoming
                        west up to 5 mph after midnight.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......79-84...73-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...2 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 90s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.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.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ116-202215-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
315 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......72-77...64-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........20-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy, then becoming partly
  cloudy after midnight. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......43-48.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up...4 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......78-83...72-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............North winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ117-202215-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
315 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......74-81...65-74 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........16-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......44-50.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-82...70-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........18-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............North winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly 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.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.

$$

MTZ118-202215-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
315 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......75-81...66-74 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........53-63 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* Max Temperature.......79-84...70-79 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds up to 5 mph.
     Ridges............North winds up to 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows around 50. Highs in
the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around
5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

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