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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
306 AM MDT Sat May 26 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Another day of above normal temperatures will be found today,
although expect improved RH values with increasing dewpoints
across the area. A cold front will bring widespread chances for
showers and thunderstorms today, with some stronger storms
possible this afternoon and evening mainly across central and
eastern portions. Hail, strong erratic winds, and localized heavy
rain will be the main threats today. Sunday then sees chances for
showers and thunderstorms continue, mainly across southern
Montana. Warm temperatures and some lower RH values are also
possible, especially across central and northern portions.


MTZ112-262230-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
306 AM MDT Sat May 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Chance of showers through the
  day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......69-79...61-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........40-50 percent...57-62 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......19 percent up...26 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
  Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then
  slight chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......45-52...40-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........79-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-80...67-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...5 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........23-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......18 percent down...25 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        east in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............East winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds around
5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.
Highs in the mid 60s.

$$

MTZ113-262230-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
306 AM MDT Sat May 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers
  through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......79-84.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........31-36 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to
                        the northwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............South winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        northwest in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........80-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......76-81.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........21-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 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......
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

MTZ114-262230-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
306 AM MDT Sat May 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Isolated thunderstorms in the
  morning. Chance of showers through the day. Scattered
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......68-77...57-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........42-52 percent...55-65 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......18 percent up...26 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......45-51...38-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........86-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers
  through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......70-76...60-68 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up...10 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........30-40 percent...39-47 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......12 percent down...20 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 10 mph shifting to
                        the northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 70.
South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 70. West winds
around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs around 60.

$$

MTZ115-262230-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
306 AM MDT Sat May 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......78-84...70-77 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........32-42 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to
                        the northwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to
                        the northwest in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........84-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent up...15 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......72-80...64-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down...7 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........26-36 percent...38-43 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 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......
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows around 50. Highs around 70.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

MTZ116-262230-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
306 AM MDT Sat May 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
  Slight chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely and
  scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......61-70.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........51-58 percent.
   24 hr trend......18 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Showers and scattered
  thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.......41-46.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...9 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................40 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Chance of showers through the
  day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......67-72...60-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........44-54 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to
                        the northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............North winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs around 60.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

$$

MTZ117-262230-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
306 AM MDT Sat May 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then scattered thunderstorms and chance of showers
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......73-79...64-74 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........36-46 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up...8 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        northwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to
                        the west in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and scattered
  thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.......43-52.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........89-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent up...26 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................40 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Chance of showers through the
  day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......67-76...58-68 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down...6 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........36-46 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.

$$

MTZ118-262230-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
306 AM MDT Sat May 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......72-79...63-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........36-46 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent up...11 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                        northwest in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to
                        the northwest in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in
  the evening. Chance of showers through the night.
* Min Temperature.......44-49.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down...6 degrees down higher
                    elevations.
* Max Humidity..........87-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up...24 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
  isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and
  scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......65-73...58-68 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........43-53 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around
5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.

$$

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