Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR MONTANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
346 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2016

.DISCUSSION...

MAINLY CLEAR SKIES...WARMING TEMPERATURES...AND DRY CONDITIONS
WILL START THE WORK WEEK TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE
REGION. ALTHOUGH AREA FUELS REMAIN IN THE LOW TO MODERATE DANGER
CLASS...LOWERING RH VALUES AND SOME AFTERNOON BREEZES...COULD
BRING SLIGHTLY ELEVATED FIRE DANGER. SIMILAR CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED FOR TUESDAY...WITH EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY
LOWER RH VALUES EXPECTED. BREEZIER WINDS AT TIMES MAY ALSO BE
FOUND ON TUESDAY...BUT STILL BELOW CRITICAL WIND CRITERIA.


MTZ112-262230-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
346 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-78...64-69 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-31 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DOWN...18 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......43-48.
   24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........73-83 PERCENT...64-72 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT UP...6 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-82...66-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-30 PERCENT...34-42 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DOWN...7 PERCENT UP HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING
                         WEST 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

MTZ113-262230-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
346 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......70-75.
   24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........34-39 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 4 LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......43-48.
   24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........76-86 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......77-82.
   24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-32 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 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......
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60.

$$

MTZ114-262230-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
346 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-78...61-69 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-33 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DOWN...19 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....5 MODERATE.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......43-48.
   24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........68-78 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT UP...14 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......73-81...62-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-30 PERCENT...31-39 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DOWN...6 PERCENT UP HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WINDY. WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

$$

MTZ115-262230-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
346 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-78...67-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES UP...10 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........27-35 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT UP...3 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 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).

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......45-51.
   24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE UP...6 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT...56-66 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT UP...15 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......79-84...73-78 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........22-27 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 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......
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60.

$$

MTZ116-262230-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
346 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......70-75...64-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-28 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DOWN...16 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......41-47.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........60-70 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......66-75.
   24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-34 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.

$$

MTZ117-262230-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
346 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......69-78...61-70 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........26-35 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......42-51.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........65-75 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DOWN...16 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-82...67-75 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-29 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

MTZ118-262230-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
346 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......70-76...63-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-30 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......43-48.
   24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........66-76 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DOWN...15 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
                    ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......74-80...67-74 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........21-29 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* WIND (20 FT).
    VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
    RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

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