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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
514 AM MDT Tue May 22 2018

.DISCUSSION...

A broad area of low pressure gradually moving northeast from the
Great Basin will bring increasing chances for showers and
thunderstorms again today with greatest coverage across central
and southwest Montana. Some thunderstorms may be slow moving with
locally heavy rainfall. Coverage of showers will increase
Wednesday, especially across eastern portions of central Montana.
Temperatures remain near to above seasonal averages through
Wednesday with warmer conditions expected late this week into
early this weekend.

MTZ112-231200-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
514 AM MDT Tue May 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers.
* Max Temperature.......70-77...62-67 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up...4 degrees down higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........26-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 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.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........76-86 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......72-78...64-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........29-38 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80. Southwest
winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
70s.

$$

MTZ113-231200-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
514 AM MDT Tue May 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers in
  the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......73-78.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........26-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        north in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............North winds around 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...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........82-91 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Chance of showers in the
  morning, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......71-78.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity..........39-49 percent.
   24 hr trend......26 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................50 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 4 low (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80. West winds
around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. South
winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
70s.

$$

MTZ114-231200-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
514 AM MDT Tue May 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Chance of showers through the
  day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......67-76...55-64 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up...1 degree down higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........39-49 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...11 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to
                        the northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 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.
  Slight chance of showers.
* Min Temperature.......45-50...39-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........83-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent up...11 percent up higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        northwest after midnight.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Chance of showers through the
  day. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......69-76...57-67 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down...3 degrees up higher
                    elevations.
* Min Humidity..........43-53 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.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. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 70.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ115-231200-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
514 AM MDT Tue May 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers
  through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......68-78...59-64 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged...7 degrees down higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........37-47 percent...57-63 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down...12 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds around 10 mph shifting to
                        the northeast in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 4 low (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in
  the evening. Chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........86-94 percent.
   24 hr trend......17 percent up...5 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                        southeast after midnight.
     Ridges.............East winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* 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.......66-76...57-62 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Min Humidity..........51-61 percent...72-77 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......13 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 3 very low (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid
50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. South
winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$

MTZ116-231200-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
514 AM MDT Tue May 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the
  morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......63-68...56-64 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers through the
  night.
* Min Temperature.......41-46.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........88-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the
  morning, then showers and chance of thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......67-72...59-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................70 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


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

$$

MTZ117-231200-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
514 AM MDT Tue May 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers through the day.
  Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......65-75...55-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........42-52 percent...52-62 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds around 10 mph shifting to
                        the northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................50 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers through the
  night.
* Min Temperature.......43-50.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Max Humidity..........87-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent up...5 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                        south after midnight.
     Ridges.............East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the morning. Showers through the day. Chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......64-74...54-63 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........51-61 percent...61-71 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................3.
* CWR...................70 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 70. Southwest
winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s. South
winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.

$$

MTZ118-231200-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
514 AM MDT Tue May 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers through the day.
  Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......64-73...55-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees down.
* Min Humidity..........47-57 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast 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 thunderstorms in
  the evening. Chance of showers through the night.
* Min Temperature.......44-50.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........88-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and slight
  chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......63-72...56-66 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Min Humidity..........54-64 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent up.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...North winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................70 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.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 upper 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$

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