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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
351 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...

A Pacific cold front sweeps eastward through the region on
Friday, bringing cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and a
chance for showers with winds shifting to the west by afternoon.
Dry and windy conditions along with a warming trend can be
expected this weekend.

MTZ112-202215-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
351 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......48-58...39-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......21 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........30-39 percent...43-53 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......34-39...28-33 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........67-75 percent...75-85 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......27 percent up...17 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......42-51...36-41 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........28-38 percent...46-56 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...7 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 35 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 60.
West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs around 60.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and a slight chance
of snow. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.

$$

MTZ113-202215-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
351 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......62-68.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........22-32 percent.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. South winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to west around 25 mph in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Windy. South winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to west around 25 mph in
                        the afternoon.
* 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 cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A slight chance of rain.
* Min Temperature.......37-42.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........71-81 percent.
   24 hr trend......24 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........27-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 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......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs around 60. Southwest winds around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows around 40.
Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. A slight chance of showers. Lows
around 40. Highs in the lower 60s.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the
upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.

$$

MTZ114-202215-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
351 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the
  morning. A chance of snow and a slight chance of rain in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......48-58...37-47 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........27-34 percent...37-47 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 25
                        mph...increasing to around 35 mph in the
                        afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A chance of snow.
* Min Temperature.......32-37...24-31 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........63-73 percent...78-88 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......27 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A slight chance of snow in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......42-50...33-41 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........30-40 percent...50-60 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Very windy. West winds around 35 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Rain and snow. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow likely. Lows
in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around
15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows
around 40. Highs in the upper 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow. Lows around
30. Highs in the upper 40s.

$$

MTZ115-202215-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
351 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny...then becoming mostly cloudy.
  A slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......61-69.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees down...8 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. South winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to west around 25 mph in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 4 low (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......35-41...30-35 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down...19 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........63-73 percent...72-81 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......31 percent up...39 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......49-54...41-46 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down...17 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........24-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 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......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Lows around
40. Highs around 60. Southwest winds around 35 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s.
Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. A slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. A chance of rain and a slight
chance of snow. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

MTZ116-202215-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
351 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of rain. A chance of
  snow in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......40-49.
   24 hr trend......24 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........34-44 percent.
   24 hr trend......28 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds around 15
                        mph...increasing to west around 25 mph in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow.
* Min Temperature.......26-31.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees down...14 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........78-88 percent.
   24 hr trend......30 percent up...20 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow in
  the morning.
* Max Temperature.......41-46...34-42 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........35-45 percent...44-54 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...11 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain likely and a chance of snow.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around
25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow likely. Lows
in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. A slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow. Lows in the
upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.

$$

MTZ117-202215-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
351 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A chance of rain in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......57-65...50-59 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A slight chance of snow.
* Min Temperature.......28-38...25-32 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........71-81 percent.
   24 hr trend......27 percent up...33 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......43-52...35-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........26-34 percent...33-43 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up...16 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Windy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around
25 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. A slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and a slight
chance of snow. Lows around 30. Highs around 50.

$$

MTZ118-202215-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
351 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain in
  the morning, then a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......55-65...48-56 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........23-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......18 percent up...12 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 20 mph...becoming west
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Windy. Southwest winds around 25
                        mph...becoming west in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the evening. A slight chance
  of snow.
* Min Temperature.......28-33.
   24 hr trend......16 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........74-84 percent.
   24 hr trend......36 percent up...45 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............Windy. West winds around 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......44-51...36-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........29-36 percent...37-47 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...9 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around
20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. A slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

$$

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