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
342 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.DISCUSSION...CANADIAN TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT PUSHED
ABOUT HALFWAY ACROSS THE DISTRICTS BY 3 AM AND WILL SWEEP THROUGH
REST OF CENTRAL MONTANA BY MIDDAY. LIGHT SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP
BEHIND THE FRONT BUT PRECIPITATION CHANCES HAVE BEEN LOWERED TO
ABOUT 30 PERCENT OR LESS ACROSS THE REGION TODAY. WINDS WILL TURN
NORTHERLY BEHIND THE FRONT WITH GUSTS OF 20 TO 25 MPH LIKELY
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

MTZ112-182230-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
342 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......47-53...40-45 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......18 DEGREES DOWN...13 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........32-42 PERCENT...47-57 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 PERCENT UP...18 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WINDY. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......29-34.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES DOWN...4 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........59-69 PERCENT...72-81 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......19 PERCENT DOWN...14 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......48-54...42-47 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-33 PERCENT...35-44 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH 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 LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND
60.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S.

$$

MTZ113-182230-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
342 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......51-56.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........26-35 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WINDY. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 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.......28-33.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........63-73 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH...DIMINISHING TO 5
      TO 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 6 HIGH (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......49-54.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-28 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 4 LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS AROUND 60.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S.

$$

MTZ114-182230-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
342 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
  CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......46-52...38-45 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......16 DEGREES DOWN...11 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........37-47 PERCENT...50-60 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......19 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......29-35...23-29 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........64-74 PERCENT...79-89 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......47-53...38-46 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........28-38 PERCENT...41-51 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S.

$$

MTZ115-182230-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
342 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......51-56...45-50 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 DEGREES DOWN...9 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........33-43 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT UP...17 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 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.......30-35.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........62-72 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 6 HIGH (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......48-54...42-47 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........22-30 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 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......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S.

$$

MTZ116-182230-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
342 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE
  OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......44-52.
*     24 HR TREND.......15 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........40-50 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......18 PERCENT UP...23 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING
      NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
  IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......27-32.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........80-90 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......3 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......44-51.
*     24 HR TREND.......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........34-43 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 50S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50.

$$

MTZ117-182230-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
342 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......46-53...39-49 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......18 DEGREES DOWN...11 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........43-53 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......20 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY
  CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......25-35.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 DEGREES DOWN.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 PERCENT DOWN...6 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH...DIMINISHING TO UP TO
      5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......45-53...36-45 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......2 DEGREES DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........27-36 PERCENT...35-45 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS AROUND 60.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

MTZ118-182230-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
342 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
  THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......49-57...40-49 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES DOWN...16 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........45-55 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......19 PERCENT UP...29 PERCENT UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......29-34.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN...6 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........80-90 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT UP.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......48-54...39-48 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......1 DEGREE DOWN.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........33-41 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN...20 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...NORTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.

$$

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