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
359 AM MDT Thu May 24 2018

.DISCUSSION...

A weak weather disturbance and lingering moisture will result in
widely scattered showers and a few afternoon thunderstorms today.
Breezy west winds will also develop this afternoon to begin a
trend to warmer and drier conditions. Very warm temperatures are
expected Friday with generally light winds. Showers and thunderstorms
will increase across western portions of Montana late Friday with
more widespread and potentially stronger thunderstorms possible on
Saturday. Hoenisch

MTZ112-251200-
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
359 AM MDT Thu May 24 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......73-79...63-70 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees up...1 degree down higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........29-37 percent...41-48 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down...7 percent up higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.......50-55.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........75-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......77-83...69-74 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........21-26 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ113-251200-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
359 AM MDT Thu May 24 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......75-80.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........30-37 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......52-57.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........77-87 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......80-85.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........23-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 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...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. South
winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds around
10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.
Highs in the mid 70s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$

MTZ114-251200-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
359 AM MDT Thu May 24 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers
  through the day.
* Max Temperature.......69-77...57-67 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees up...unchanged higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........33-42 percent...44-54 percent higher
  elevations.
   24 hr trend......15 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......48-53...41-48 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......1 degree up.
* Max Humidity..........76-86 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down...unchanged higher elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......75-81...63-73 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up...12 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........24-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ115-251200-
Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
359 AM MDT Thu May 24 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......73-79...65-70 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........31-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......44 percent down...38 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level
  haines 5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......51-56.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........75-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......21 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.......78-84...70-75 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........23-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....4 low (Above 3000 feet)...mid level haines
  5 moderate (Below 3000 feet).


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

$$

MTZ116-251200-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
359 AM MDT Thu May 24 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers in
  the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......67-72...60-69 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up...2 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........42-52 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.......43-48.
   24 hr trend......1 degree down.
* Max Humidity..........80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent down...9 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......73-78...66-74 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........31-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 5 mph.
     Ridges.............Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. North
winds around 5 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
60s. North winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.

$$

MTZ117-251200-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
359 AM MDT Thu May 24 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......68-77...60-70 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up...14 degrees up higher elevations.
* Min Humidity..........33-43 percent.
   24 hr trend......33 percent down...42 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...West winds 15 to 20 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 20 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 2.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in
  the evening.
* Min Temperature.......44-53.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........79-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent down...20 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.......75-82...66-76 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........24-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds around 10 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds around 10 mph.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....3 very low.


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

$$

MTZ118-251200-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National
Forest-
359 AM MDT Thu May 24 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers
  through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......69-75...60-70 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......11 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........35-44 percent.
   24 hr trend......21 percent down...32 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1 until 1200, then 3.
* CWR...................0 percent.
* High Level Haines.....2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.......46-51.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees up.
* Max Humidity..........80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent down...17 percent down higher
                    elevations.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
     Ridges.............West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3 until 2400, then 1.
* CWR...................0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...........Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.......75-81...66-75 higher elevations.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees up.
* Min Humidity..........28-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent down.
* Wind (20 FT).
     Lower Elevations...South 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.


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

$$

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