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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR MONTANA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
437 AM MDT SAT NOV 4 2017  
 
...THIS WILL BE THE LAST FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST OF THE  
SEASON...  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION FROM TODAY  
THROUGH MONDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL BELOW NORMAL TODAY  
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. BRUSDA  
 
MTZ112-042300-  
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-  
437 AM MDT SAT NOV 4 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FREEZING FOG IN THE  
MORNING.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......9-14.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE UP...9 DEGREES UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........61-70 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DOWN...9 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
RIDGES.............NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......1 BELOW TO 4 ABOVE ZERO.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES DOWN...4 DEGREES UP HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* MAX HUMIDITY..........90-95 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT UP.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
RIDGES.............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN A  
CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......9-14.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE DOWN...8 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........70-80 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT UP...3 PERCENT UP HIGHER ELEVATIONS.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
RIDGES.............NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS NEAR ZERO. HIGHS  
AROUND 14. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 4. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 8. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.  
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND  
16. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
MTZ113-042300-  
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-  
437 AM MDT SAT NOV 4 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......12-22.  
24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES DOWN.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........60-70 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DOWN.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
RIDGES.............WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......3-10.  
24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES DOWN.  
* MAX HUMIDITY..........87-96 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DOWN.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
RIDGES.............NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......14-20.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE UP.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........66-76 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT UP.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
RIDGES.............SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING  
NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 6. HIGHS  
AROUND 16. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 1. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 6. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
20S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND  
15. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS IN  
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
MTZ114-042300-  
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-  
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-  
437 AM MDT SAT NOV 4 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......13-21.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES UP.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........62-71 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DOWN...UNCHANGED HIGHER ELEVATIONS.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH...BECOMING  
NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
RIDGES.............WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......4-10.  
24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES UP.  
* MAX HUMIDITY..........91-96 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT UP...UNCHANGED HIGHER ELEVATIONS.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
RIDGES.............SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......11-16.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........74-84 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT UP.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
RIDGES.............SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH...BECOMING EAST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................30 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 2. HIGHS AROUND  
16. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 4. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 9. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND  
20. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID  
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
MTZ115-042300-  
CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-  
437 AM MDT SAT NOV 4 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......15-24.  
24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES DOWN.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........60-70 PERCENT...70-77 PERCENT HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DOWN...6 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
RIDGES.............WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......5-11.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES DOWN.  
* MAX HUMIDITY..........87-96 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING  
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
RIDGES.............WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......16-22.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES UP...2 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........73-83 PERCENT...83-88 PERCENT HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT UP.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
RIDGES.............SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH...BECOMING NORTH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 8. HIGHS  
AROUND 17. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 2. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND  
18. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
 

 
 
MTZ116-042300-  
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-  
437 AM MDT SAT NOV 4 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE  
MORNING.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......19-25.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE DOWN.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........60-68 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DOWN...5 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
RIDGES.............WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN  
THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......10-15.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES DOWN.  
* MAX HUMIDITY..........87-96 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
RIDGES.............WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......18-24.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES DOWN.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........64-74 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT UP.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
RIDGES.............SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH...BECOMING  
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS  
AROUND 19. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS NEAR ZERO. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND  
20. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID  
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
 

 
 
MTZ117-042300-  
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-  
437 AM MDT SAT NOV 4 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......15-24.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES UP...6 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........63-73 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DOWN...19 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
RIDGES.............WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......6-11.  
24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES UP...6 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* MAX HUMIDITY..........87-96 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED...5 PERCENT DOWN HIGHER ELEVATIONS.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING  
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
RIDGES.............WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......15-25.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........71-81 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT UP.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
RIDGES.............SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................20 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 6. HIGHS  
AROUND 17. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 2.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND  
20. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
 

 
 
MTZ118-042300-  
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL  
FOREST-  
437 AM MDT SAT NOV 4 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. SNOW IN THE MORNING.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......18-28.  
24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES UP...3 DEGREES DOWN HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........61-69 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......23 PERCENT DOWN...12 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.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.......11-16.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES DOWN.  
* MAX HUMIDITY..........88-96 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DOWN.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
RIDGES.............SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................0 PERCENT.  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER...........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.......19-29.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE DOWN.  
* MIN HUMIDITY..........64-74 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT UP.  
* WIND (20 FT).  
LOWER ELEVATIONS...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH...BECOMING NORTH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
RIDGES.............SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* LAL...................1.  
* CWR...................10 PERCENT.  
* HIGH LEVEL HAINES.....2 VERY LOW.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 11. HIGHS  
AROUND 20. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 2. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 8. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
20S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS  
AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW AND A SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
 

 
 
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