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
432 AM MDT Sun May 20 2018

.DISCUSSION...

A southerly flow aloft will bring much warmer temperatures to the
area today. An increase in moisture and weak weather disturbance
moving up from the Great Basin could bring widely scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms to southern fire districts this
afternoon and evening. Additional moisture and weather
disturbances tracking out of the Great Basin Region will bring a
chance for showers and thunderstorms each day through the upcoming
week with temperatures remaining near or above seasonal averages.
Hoenisch

MTZ112-211200-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
432 AM MDT Sun May 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......69-74...61-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........27-36 percent.
   24 hr trend......30 percent down...40 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......45-50.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........80-90 percent...66-76 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...26 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        west after midnight.
     Ridges.............South winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......70-78...62-67 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........29-38 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...9 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............North winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. North
winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.

$$

MTZ113-211200-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
432 AM MDT Sun May 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......71-76.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........31-38 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds 10 to 15 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.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........86-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......76-81.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........27-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* 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......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
North winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s.

$$

MTZ114-211200-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
432 AM MDT Sun May 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......65-73...55-64 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......22 degrees up...17 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........35-42 percent.
   24 hr trend......26 percent down...35 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......45-50...39-45 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........82-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down...18 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to
                        the west after midnight.
     Ridges.............South winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Chance of showers in the
  morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......68-75...57-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........41-51 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent up...9 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. North
winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.

$$

MTZ115-211200-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
432 AM MDT Sun May 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......69-76...61-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........34-43 percent...44-51 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 percent down...23 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds 10 to 15 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...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........84-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up...10 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Chance of showers and slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......74-80...66-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........31-41 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to
                        the northeast in the afternoon.
* 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).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 70s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.

$$

MTZ116-211200-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
432 AM MDT Sun May 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Chance of showers and slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......64-69...58-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........40-50 percent.
   24 hr trend......28 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......41-46.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........82-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                        southwest after midnight.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to
                        the south after midnight.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Chance of showers and slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......66-71...59-68 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........48-58 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 5 mph shifting to
                        the northwest in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
North winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.

$$

MTZ117-211200-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
432 AM MDT Sun May 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......65-73...56-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........35-45 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent down...25 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......42-50.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........84-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...13 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......70-76...61-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up...6 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........37-44 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up...5 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        north in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............West winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                        east in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.

$$

MTZ118-211200-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
432 AM MDT Sun May 20 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......65-71...57-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........34-44 percent.
   24 hr trend......22 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......43-48.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........84-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...11 percent down higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......69-76...60-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........36-46 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
North winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$

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