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
438 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

...WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL BUILD OVER THE FIRE DISTRICTS FROM THE
WEST THROUGH TUESDAY...FOR WARMING AND DRYING CONDITIONS ACROSS
THE AREA. HOWEVER...AREAS OF FOG ACROSS THE AREA TODAY WILL
DISSIPATE BY MID MORNING. AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES WILL FALL INTO THE
25 TO 35 PERCENT RANGE TODAY...THEN INTO THE 15 TO 25 PERCENT
RANGE ON TUESDAY. HOWEVER...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL REMAIN ON THE
LIGHT SIDE.  COULSTON

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THE WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY...UNTIL
A PACIFIC COLD FRONT MOVES EAST THROUGH THE AREA. BEHIND THE
FRONT...WINDS WILL BECOME STRONGER AND MORE WESTERLY...BUT THE
AIRMASS WILL BE COOLER AND NOT QUITE AS DRY. THERE WILL ALSO BE A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVER THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS ON WEDNESDAY. THE
CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MORE WIDESPREAD
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY AS THE MAIN PACIFIC SYSTEM MOVES
THROUGH THE AREA.  COULSTON



MTZ112-272230-
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
438 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......60-65...52-61 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......17 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........25-31 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......19 PERCENT DOWN...7 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......32-38.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 DEGREES UP...6 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........71-81 PERCENT...55-65 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-78...63-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......13 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-23 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.

$$

MTZ113-272230-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
438 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......59-64.
*     24 HR TREND.......22 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........24-32 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......31 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 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...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......33-38.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........73-83 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......17 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......70-76.
*     24 HR TREND.......11 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........22-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......4 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.

$$

MTZ114-272230-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
438 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......59-64...50-59 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......19 DEGREES UP...12 DEGREES UP HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........27-35 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......23 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......32-38.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........68-78 PERCENT...55-65 PERCENT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......25 PERCENT DOWN...20 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......71-77...63-70 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........17-24 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 PERCENT DOWN...6 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

$$

MTZ115-272230-
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
438 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY. AREAS OF FREEZING FOG IN THE
  MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......58-65...50-56 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......22 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........28-36 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......35 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW (ABOVE 3000 FEET)...MID LEVEL
  HAINES 4 LOW (BELOW 3000 FEET).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......34-39.
*     24 HR TREND.......12 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........75-85 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......72-78...65-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......15 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........21-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......9 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.

$$

MTZ116-272230-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
438 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......53-60.
*     24 HR TREND.......18 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........30-38 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......27 PERCENT DOWN...22 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......26-36...34-39 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......25 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......64-71.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........23-30 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......6 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S.

$$

MTZ117-272230-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
438 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FREEZING FOG IN THE
  MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......53-63...46-56 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......20 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........32-42 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......26 PERCENT DOWN...40 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......27-36.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........79-89 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......15 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......68-77...62-71 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........18-26 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......10 PERCENT DOWN...21 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S.

$$

MTZ118-272230-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
438 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FREEZING FOG IN THE
  MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......54-62.
*     24 HR TREND.......19 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........31-39 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......37 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES............WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......31-37.
*     24 HR TREND.......7 DEGREES UP.
* MAX HUMIDITY..........73-83 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......25 PERCENT DOWN...18 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER
      ELEVATIONS.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....3 VERY LOW.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......70-77...64-72 HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
*     24 HR TREND.......14 DEGREES UP.
* MIN HUMIDITY..........19-27 PERCENT.
*     24 HR TREND.......8 PERCENT DOWN.
* WIND (20 FT).
*     LOWER ELEVATION...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES............SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL...................1.
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....4 LOW.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S.

$$

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