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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Montana
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
229 AM MDT Sat May 15 2021

.DISCUSSION...

Warm, dry, and mostly quiet weather is expected for the Great
Falls FWA over the next few days. The main concern will be that a
few showers and an isolated thunderstorm will be possible this
afternoon over the mountains, particularly anywhere south of Great
Falls and Lewistown. Gusty winds, small hail, and brief downpours
will be possible in stronger storms.


MTZ112-152230-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
229 AM MDT Sat May 15 2021

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......69-74...60-67 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........20-26 percent...26-36 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......43-48.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent...50-56 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......17 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-80...64-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-21 percent...22-30 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down...8 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower
80s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

MTZ113-152230-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
229 AM MDT Sat May 15 2021

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......70-75...62-67 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........20-25 percent...28-34 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest 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...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......44-49.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent...52-57 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......14 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......76-81...68-73 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........15-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down.
* 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.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 6 high (Below 3000 feet).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
80s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs around 80. East winds 15 to 20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 70s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.

$$

MTZ114-152230-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
229 AM MDT Sat May 15 2021

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......67-73...54-64 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........20-27 percent...32-42 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down...20 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                        northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to
                        the north in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......42-47...36-44 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........56-66 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to
                        the southwest after midnight.
     Ridges.............Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to
                        the southwest after midnight.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......71-80...58-68 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........12-20 percent...22-32 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 70.
Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
50s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers, snow likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s.

$$

MTZ115-152230-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
229 AM MDT Sat May 15 2021

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......68-74...60-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........22-31 percent...33-41 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down...2 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast 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...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......44-49.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........63-73 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down...2 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......74-80...66-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent down...12 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............South 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......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 70s.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
60s.

$$

MTZ116-152230-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
229 AM MDT Sat May 15 2021

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......65-71...56-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........25-30 percent...32-42 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......38-43.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........62-72 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......72-77...61-71 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West
winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.FRIDAY...Showers, snow showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 40s.

$$

MTZ117-152230-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
229 AM MDT Sat May 15 2021

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......65-73...55-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........24-34 percent...34-44 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                        northeast in the afternoon.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......37-46.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........64-74 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......71-80...62-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........17-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down...15 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
50s.

$$

MTZ118-152230-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
229 AM MDT Sat May 15 2021

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......66-73...57-65 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........23-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......40-45.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........67-77 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......72-79...63-72 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........16-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...East winds 5 to 10 mph.
     Ridges.............East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

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