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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
810 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...
The wind has continued to decrease across most fire zones this
evening and the Red Flag Warning that was in effect for fire weather
zones 112, 114, and 117 has been cancelled early. Of note, though,
breezy conditions will continue through the night across the western
half of fire weather zones 112 and 114. Relative humidity will
recover some in that area, but remain generally poor. On Thursday,
thunderstorms are possible but no highlights are planned at this
time. After some slightly cooler temperatures on Friday, it then
turns mostly dry and warm again over the weekend and through the
first half of next week.

MTZ112-241100-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
810 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......56-61.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down...6 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.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Areas of smoke in the
  morning. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.......74-84...65-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........25-35 percent...40-45 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......16 percent up...23 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 10 to
                       20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......45-51.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........72-82 percent.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......73-79...65-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........17-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down...23 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                        southwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges............North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southwest
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 80.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s.

$$

MTZ113-241100-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
810 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......56-61.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the
  morning. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......86-91.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........18-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......52-59.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........69-79 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-82.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........19-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 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......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 80s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
mid 80s.

$$

MTZ114-241100-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
810 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......57-62...50-58 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up...2 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........57-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the
  morning. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.......73-83...62-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........27-37 percent...39-48 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......18 percent up...27 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. Southwest winds 5 to 10
                       mph...increasing to west 15 to 25 mph in the
                       afternoon.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-51...40-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........71-81 percent.
   24 hr trend......24 percent up...19 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Windy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-79...63-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down...1 degree up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........17-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down...22 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.


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

$$

MTZ115-241100-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
810 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......58-63.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........50-60 percent...40-50 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...13 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming
                       southwest after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Areas of smoke in the
  morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......84-91...78-83 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........18-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North winds around 5 mph...becoming west in
                       the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......52-60.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........67-77 percent.
   24 hr trend......18 percent up...33 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......78-83...71-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........20-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............North 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......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. South winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
80s.

$$

MTZ116-241100-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
810 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......51-57.
   24 hr trend......16 degrees up...5 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........70-80 percent...54-64 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......22 percent down...19 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke in the
  morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......66-76.
   24 hr trend......17 degrees down...12 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........33-42 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                       10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......44-49.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........74-84 percent.
   24 hr trend......29 percent up...19 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 15 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 2400, then 2.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......67-77.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........24-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down.
* 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.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
mid 70s.

$$

MTZ117-241100-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
810 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy...then becoming mostly
  cloudy. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......54-60.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........58-68 percent...49-59 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Areas of smoke in the
  morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......77-85...68-78 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........25-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up...15 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......47-53.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........75-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......22 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the morning.
* Max Temperature.......75-81...66-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........21-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southwest
                       in the afternoon.
* LAL...................3 until 1200, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ118-241100-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
810 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening. Areas of smoke.
* Min Temperature.......54-59.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent...54-64 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up...11 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds up to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming south
                       after midnight.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Areas of smoke in the
  morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......76-82...68-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........28-37 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west in
                        the afternoon.
     Ridges............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming west
                       5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy...then becoming partly
  cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......48-53.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........77-87 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...18 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-82...69-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........22-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds up to 5 mph...becoming west
                        in the afternoon.
     Ridges............West winds up to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

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