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000
FNUS75 KTFX 282110
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR SUCKER CREEK...USFS HELENA NF LINCOLN RD
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
310 PM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1440 MDT ON AUGUST 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS...

.DISCUSSION...
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. A DRY
PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING
BRINGING GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RH VALUES SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
WEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
COOLER TEMPERATURES CREATE HIGHER RH VALUES FOR SUNDAY. A RED FLAG
WARNING IS IN EFFECT DUE TO EXPECTED GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RH VALUES.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
MAX HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
                    20 MPH...DECREASING TO AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT
                    WITH DOWNVALLEY DRAINAGE WINDS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE  OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........18-23 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...INCREASING TO
                    SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING UP TO 35 MPH.
LAL.................2
HAINES INDEX........4...LOW.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........85-90 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40
                    MPH...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 MPH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1


.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........29-34 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
                    25 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................2
HAINES INDEX........3

$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...MICHAEL KAISER
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150828.SUCKE.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 282110
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR SUCKER CREEK...USFS HELENA NF LINCOLN RD
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
310 PM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1440 MDT ON AUGUST 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS...

.DISCUSSION...
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. A DRY
PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING
BRINGING GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RH VALUES SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
WEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
COOLER TEMPERATURES CREATE HIGHER RH VALUES FOR SUNDAY. A RED FLAG
WARNING IS IN EFFECT DUE TO EXPECTED GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RH VALUES.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
MAX HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
                    20 MPH...DECREASING TO AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT
                    WITH DOWNVALLEY DRAINAGE WINDS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE  OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........18-23 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...INCREASING TO
                    SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING UP TO 35 MPH.
LAL.................2
HAINES INDEX........4...LOW.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........85-90 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40
                    MPH...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 MPH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1


.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........29-34 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
                    25 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................2
HAINES INDEX........3

$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...MICHAEL KAISER
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150828.SUCKE.01/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 281653
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR WHIPCRACKER...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1053 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1027 MDT ON AUGUST 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE BURN AREA TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT
THAT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE BURN AREA SATURDAY DUE TO GUSTY
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES. ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE
VERY LITTLE RAINFALL. SUNDAY WILL BE COOLER WITH HIGHER AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH WINDS 6 TO 10 MPH DURING
                    THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 18 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
MAX HUMIDITY........41-46 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 3 TO 6 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF AN AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 9 MPH...INCREASING TO 10 TO
                    20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.
LAL.................1 TIL 1200...THEN 2.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...HIDC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150828.WHIPC.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 281653
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR WHIPCRACKER...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1053 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1027 MDT ON AUGUST 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE BURN AREA TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT
THAT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE BURN AREA SATURDAY DUE TO GUSTY
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES. ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE
VERY LITTLE RAINFALL. SUNDAY WILL BE COOLER WITH HIGHER AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH WINDS 6 TO 10 MPH DURING
                    THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 18 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
MAX HUMIDITY........41-46 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 3 TO 6 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF AN AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 9 MPH...INCREASING TO 10 TO
                    20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.
LAL.................1 TIL 1200...THEN 2.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...HIDC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150828.WHIPC.01/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 281340
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR MOOSE RIDGE...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
740 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0658 MDT ON AUGUST 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
GENERALLY DRY AND WARM CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE BURN AREA
THROUGH SATURDAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY AHEAD OF A COLD
FRONT THAT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE BURN AREA SATURDAY DUE TO
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES. ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP
WILL HAVE VERY LITTLE RAINFALL. SUNDAY WILL BE COOLER WITH HIGHER
AFTERNOON HUMIDITY.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF
                    SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 4 TO 6 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 12 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 10 MPH.
LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 6 TO 8 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH
                    WITH GUSTS TO 22 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.
LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...CASEBOLT
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150828.MOOSE.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 281340
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR MOOSE RIDGE...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
740 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0658 MDT ON AUGUST 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
GENERALLY DRY AND WARM CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE BURN AREA
THROUGH SATURDAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY AHEAD OF A COLD
FRONT THAT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE BURN AREA SATURDAY DUE TO
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES. ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP
WILL HAVE VERY LITTLE RAINFALL. SUNDAY WILL BE COOLER WITH HIGHER
AFTERNOON HUMIDITY.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF
                    SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 4 TO 6 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 12 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 10 MPH.
LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 6 TO 8 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH
                    WITH GUSTS TO 22 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.
LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...CASEBOLT
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150828.MOOSE.01/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 272349
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
549 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1717 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE FRIDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASE
FRIDAY NIGHT...THEN SWITCH TO WESTERLY SATURDAY EVENING AS A DRY
COLD FRONT CROSSES THE FIRE AREA. FIRE WEATHER HEADLINES MAY BE
ISSUED SATURDAY FOR WIDESPREAD STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.
TEMPERATURES COOL TO NEAR SEASONAL AVERAGES ON SUNDAY BUT WITH
CONTINUED BREEZY CONDITIONS.

.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE EVENING GUSTS
                    UP TO 20 MPH. WINDS WILL BECOME VARIABLE CALM TO
                    5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE GUSTS
                    TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...INCREASING TO
                    SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 4. LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.BENCH.01/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 272349
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
549 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1717 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE FRIDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASE
FRIDAY NIGHT...THEN SWITCH TO WESTERLY SATURDAY EVENING AS A DRY
COLD FRONT CROSSES THE FIRE AREA. FIRE WEATHER HEADLINES MAY BE
ISSUED SATURDAY FOR WIDESPREAD STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.
TEMPERATURES COOL TO NEAR SEASONAL AVERAGES ON SUNDAY BUT WITH
CONTINUED BREEZY CONDITIONS.

.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE EVENING GUSTS
                    UP TO 20 MPH. WINDS WILL BECOME VARIABLE CALM TO
                    5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE GUSTS
                    TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...INCREASING TO
                    SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 4. LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.BENCH.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 272349
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
549 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1717 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE FRIDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASE
FRIDAY NIGHT...THEN SWITCH TO WESTERLY SATURDAY EVENING AS A DRY
COLD FRONT CROSSES THE FIRE AREA. FIRE WEATHER HEADLINES MAY BE
ISSUED SATURDAY FOR WIDESPREAD STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.
TEMPERATURES COOL TO NEAR SEASONAL AVERAGES ON SUNDAY BUT WITH
CONTINUED BREEZY CONDITIONS.

.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE EVENING GUSTS
                    UP TO 20 MPH. WINDS WILL BECOME VARIABLE CALM TO
                    5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE GUSTS
                    TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...INCREASING TO
                    SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 4. LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.BENCH.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 272349
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
549 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1717 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE FRIDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASE
FRIDAY NIGHT...THEN SWITCH TO WESTERLY SATURDAY EVENING AS A DRY
COLD FRONT CROSSES THE FIRE AREA. FIRE WEATHER HEADLINES MAY BE
ISSUED SATURDAY FOR WIDESPREAD STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.
TEMPERATURES COOL TO NEAR SEASONAL AVERAGES ON SUNDAY BUT WITH
CONTINUED BREEZY CONDITIONS.

.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE EVENING GUSTS
                    UP TO 20 MPH. WINDS WILL BECOME VARIABLE CALM TO
                    5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE GUSTS
                    TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...INCREASING TO
                    SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 4. LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.BENCH.01/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 271947
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR SUCKER CREEK...USFS HELENA NF LINCOLN RD
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
147 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1310 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE OVER THE BURN AREA
RESULTING IN MID AND HIGH CLOUDS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR A
THUNDERSTORM, MAINLY BETWEEN 2 PM AND 9 PM. THUNDERSTORMS WILL
PRODUCE GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS, LIGHTNING, BUT VERY LITTLE RAINFALL.
FRIDAY WILL BE SUNNY IN THE MORNING WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN
AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....47-52.
MAX HUMIDITY........67-72 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 4 TO 8 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 12 MPH.
LAL.................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 2.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN AFTERNOON
                    THUNDERSTORM.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...MICHAEL KAISER
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.SUCKE.01/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 271752
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR WHIPCRACKER...HNF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1152 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1115 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF
THE WEEKEND. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING NEAR OR OVER THE FIRE. IF PRESENT
THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ERRATIC WIND GUSTS...
BUT LITTLE RAINFALL. CONDITIONS STABILIZE FRIDAY.  A DRY COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY BRINGING GUSTY
SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LITTLE MOISTURE TO THE AREA AHEAD OF
SLIGHTLY COOLER AIR.

.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE WINDS CALM TO 6 MPH...BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS POSSIBLE NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........46-51 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE WINDS CALM TO 5 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................2 IN EARLY EVENING. 1 OVERNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH MPH.
LAL.................2
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.


$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...IC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.WHIPC.01/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 271752
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR WHIPCRACKER...HNF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1152 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1115 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF
THE WEEKEND. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING NEAR OR OVER THE FIRE. IF PRESENT
THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ERRATIC WIND GUSTS...
BUT LITTLE RAINFALL. CONDITIONS STABILIZE FRIDAY.  A DRY COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY BRINGING GUSTY
SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LITTLE MOISTURE TO THE AREA AHEAD OF
SLIGHTLY COOLER AIR.

.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE WINDS CALM TO 6 MPH...BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS POSSIBLE NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........46-51 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE WINDS CALM TO 5 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................2 IN EARLY EVENING. 1 OVERNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH MPH.
LAL.................2
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.


$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...IC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.WHIPC.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 271752
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR WHIPCRACKER...HNF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1152 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1115 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF
THE WEEKEND. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING NEAR OR OVER THE FIRE. IF PRESENT
THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ERRATIC WIND GUSTS...
BUT LITTLE RAINFALL. CONDITIONS STABILIZE FRIDAY.  A DRY COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY BRINGING GUSTY
SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LITTLE MOISTURE TO THE AREA AHEAD OF
SLIGHTLY COOLER AIR.

.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE WINDS CALM TO 6 MPH...BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS POSSIBLE NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........46-51 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE WINDS CALM TO 5 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................2 IN EARLY EVENING. 1 OVERNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH MPH.
LAL.................2
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.


$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...IC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.WHIPC.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 271752
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR WHIPCRACKER...HNF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1152 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1115 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF
THE WEEKEND. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING NEAR OR OVER THE FIRE. IF PRESENT
THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ERRATIC WIND GUSTS...
BUT LITTLE RAINFALL. CONDITIONS STABILIZE FRIDAY.  A DRY COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY BRINGING GUSTY
SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LITTLE MOISTURE TO THE AREA AHEAD OF
SLIGHTLY COOLER AIR.

.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE WINDS CALM TO 6 MPH...BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS POSSIBLE NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................3
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........46-51 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE WINDS CALM TO 5 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................2 IN EARLY EVENING. 1 OVERNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH MPH.
LAL.................2
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.


$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...IC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.WHIPC.01/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 271342
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR MOOSE RIDGE...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
742 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0638 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
CLOUDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE BURN AREA TODAY. WINDS ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND BECOME GUSTY AT
TIMES. WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON, AND INCREASING
WINDS, A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM NOON TODAY
THROUGH THIS EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON, GENERALLY BETWEEN 1 PM AND 9 PM. VERY LITTLE RAIN IS
EXPECTED FROM THESE STORMS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE
NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN
                    AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT MORNING WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    BY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 20 MPH POSSIBLE DURING THE
                    AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 12 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......12000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF
                    SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...CASEBOLT
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.MOOSE.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 271342
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR MOOSE RIDGE...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
742 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0638 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
CLOUDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE BURN AREA TODAY. WINDS ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND BECOME GUSTY AT
TIMES. WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON, AND INCREASING
WINDS, A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM NOON TODAY
THROUGH THIS EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON, GENERALLY BETWEEN 1 PM AND 9 PM. VERY LITTLE RAIN IS
EXPECTED FROM THESE STORMS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE
NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN
                    AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT MORNING WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    BY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 20 MPH POSSIBLE DURING THE
                    AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 12 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......12000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF
                    SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...CASEBOLT
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.MOOSE.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 271319
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR SHEEP MOUNTAIN...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
719 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0651 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
CLOUDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE BURN AREA TODAY. WINDS ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND BECOME GUSTY AT
TIMES. WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON, AND INCREASING
WINDS, A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM NOON TODAY
THROUGH THIS EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON, GENERALLY BETWEEN 1 PM AND 9 PM. VERY LITTLE RAIN IS
EXPECTED FROM THESE STORMS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE
NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS THIS MORNING...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
                    GUSTS TO 20 MPH POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 12 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......12000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
MAX HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF
                    SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...CASEBOLT
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.SHEEP.01/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 271319
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR SHEEP MOUNTAIN...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
719 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0651 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
CLOUDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE BURN AREA TODAY. WINDS ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND BECOME GUSTY AT
TIMES. WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON, AND INCREASING
WINDS, A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM NOON TODAY
THROUGH THIS EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON, GENERALLY BETWEEN 1 PM AND 9 PM. VERY LITTLE RAIN IS
EXPECTED FROM THESE STORMS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE
NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS THIS MORNING...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
                    GUSTS TO 20 MPH POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 12 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......12000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
MAX HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF
                    SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 20 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...CASEBOLT
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.SHEEP.01/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 270157
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USDA FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
757 PM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1928 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
THE FIRE AREA WILL REMAIN VERY WARM AND DRY AT LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY.
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS THURSDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE ERRATIC WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
WINDS IN GENERAL WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST ON THURSDAY BEHIND THE
PASSAGE OF A WEAK COLD FRONT. DUE TO THE LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY
WINDS...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GENERAL AREA FOR
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...INCLUDING THE RIDGE TOPS.
HOWEVER...THE VALLEY SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT PROTECTED FROM THE STRONGER
WINDS. WINDS SHOULD DECREASE SOMEWHAT LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.
OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE MODERATE IN THE VALLEY...BUT IT
WILL BE FAIRLY POOR AT THE MID SLOPE LEVEL.  COULSTON


.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47 IN THE VALLEY...47-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING DOWNSLOPE AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 20 MPH.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46 IN THE VALLEY...46-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........77-82 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. A FEW GUSTS TO 20 MPH
                    IN THE EVENING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST TO SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH A FEW
                    GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...COULSTON
REQUESTED BY...MARK CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150826.BENCH.03/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 270157
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USDA FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
757 PM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1928 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
THE FIRE AREA WILL REMAIN VERY WARM AND DRY AT LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY.
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS THURSDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE ERRATIC WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
WINDS IN GENERAL WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST ON THURSDAY BEHIND THE
PASSAGE OF A WEAK COLD FRONT. DUE TO THE LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY
WINDS...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GENERAL AREA FOR
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...INCLUDING THE RIDGE TOPS.
HOWEVER...THE VALLEY SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT PROTECTED FROM THE STRONGER
WINDS. WINDS SHOULD DECREASE SOMEWHAT LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.
OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE MODERATE IN THE VALLEY...BUT IT
WILL BE FAIRLY POOR AT THE MID SLOPE LEVEL.  COULSTON


.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47 IN THE VALLEY...47-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING DOWNSLOPE AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 20 MPH.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46 IN THE VALLEY...46-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........77-82 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. A FEW GUSTS TO 20 MPH
                    IN THE EVENING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST TO SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH A FEW
                    GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...COULSTON
REQUESTED BY...MARK CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150826.BENCH.03/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 270157
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USDA FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
757 PM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1928 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
THE FIRE AREA WILL REMAIN VERY WARM AND DRY AT LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY.
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS THURSDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE ERRATIC WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
WINDS IN GENERAL WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST ON THURSDAY BEHIND THE
PASSAGE OF A WEAK COLD FRONT. DUE TO THE LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY
WINDS...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GENERAL AREA FOR
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...INCLUDING THE RIDGE TOPS.
HOWEVER...THE VALLEY SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT PROTECTED FROM THE STRONGER
WINDS. WINDS SHOULD DECREASE SOMEWHAT LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.
OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE MODERATE IN THE VALLEY...BUT IT
WILL BE FAIRLY POOR AT THE MID SLOPE LEVEL.  COULSTON


.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47 IN THE VALLEY...47-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING DOWNSLOPE AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 20 MPH.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46 IN THE VALLEY...46-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........77-82 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. A FEW GUSTS TO 20 MPH
                    IN THE EVENING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST TO SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH A FEW
                    GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...COULSTON
REQUESTED BY...MARK CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150826.BENCH.03/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 270157
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USDA FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
757 PM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1928 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
THE FIRE AREA WILL REMAIN VERY WARM AND DRY AT LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY.
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS THURSDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE ERRATIC WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
WINDS IN GENERAL WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST ON THURSDAY BEHIND THE
PASSAGE OF A WEAK COLD FRONT. DUE TO THE LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY
WINDS...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GENERAL AREA FOR
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...INCLUDING THE RIDGE TOPS.
HOWEVER...THE VALLEY SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT PROTECTED FROM THE STRONGER
WINDS. WINDS SHOULD DECREASE SOMEWHAT LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.
OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE MODERATE IN THE VALLEY...BUT IT
WILL BE FAIRLY POOR AT THE MID SLOPE LEVEL.  COULSTON


.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47 IN THE VALLEY...47-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING DOWNSLOPE AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 20 MPH.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46 IN THE VALLEY...46-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........77-82 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. A FEW GUSTS TO 20 MPH
                    IN THE EVENING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST TO SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH A FEW
                    GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...COULSTON
REQUESTED BY...MARK CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150826.BENCH.03/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 262107
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USDA FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
307 PM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1447 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE FIRE AREA WARM AND DRY AT LEAST THROUGH
THURSDAY. A WEAK DISTURBANCE MAY BRING A FEW THUNDERSTORMS THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...WITH THE MAIN THREAT BEING ERRATIC WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
OTHERWISE...WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST IN GENERAL ON THURSDAY.
WITH CONTINUED LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS...A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GENERAL AREA...INCLUDING THE RIDGE
TOPS. HOWEVER...THE VALLEY SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT PROTECTED FROM THE
STRONGER WINDS. OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE MODERATE IN THE
VALLEY...BUT IT WILL BE FAIRLY POOR AT THE MID SLOPE LEVEL.  COULSTON


.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....86-91.
MIN HUMIDITY........11-16 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........UPSLOPE WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47 IN THE VALLEY...47-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING DOWNSLOPE AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...COULSTON
REQUESTED BY...MARK CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150826.BENCH.02/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 262107
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USDA FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
307 PM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1447 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE FIRE AREA WARM AND DRY AT LEAST THROUGH
THURSDAY. A WEAK DISTURBANCE MAY BRING A FEW THUNDERSTORMS THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...WITH THE MAIN THREAT BEING ERRATIC WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
OTHERWISE...WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST IN GENERAL ON THURSDAY.
WITH CONTINUED LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS...A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GENERAL AREA...INCLUDING THE RIDGE
TOPS. HOWEVER...THE VALLEY SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT PROTECTED FROM THE
STRONGER WINDS. OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE MODERATE IN THE
VALLEY...BUT IT WILL BE FAIRLY POOR AT THE MID SLOPE LEVEL.  COULSTON


.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....86-91.
MIN HUMIDITY........11-16 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........UPSLOPE WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47 IN THE VALLEY...47-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING DOWNSLOPE AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...COULSTON
REQUESTED BY...MARK CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150826.BENCH.02/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 262107
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USDA FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
307 PM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1447 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE FIRE AREA WARM AND DRY AT LEAST THROUGH
THURSDAY. A WEAK DISTURBANCE MAY BRING A FEW THUNDERSTORMS THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...WITH THE MAIN THREAT BEING ERRATIC WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
OTHERWISE...WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST IN GENERAL ON THURSDAY.
WITH CONTINUED LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS...A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GENERAL AREA...INCLUDING THE RIDGE
TOPS. HOWEVER...THE VALLEY SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT PROTECTED FROM THE
STRONGER WINDS. OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE MODERATE IN THE
VALLEY...BUT IT WILL BE FAIRLY POOR AT THE MID SLOPE LEVEL.  COULSTON


.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....86-91.
MIN HUMIDITY........11-16 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........UPSLOPE WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47 IN THE VALLEY...47-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING DOWNSLOPE AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...COULSTON
REQUESTED BY...MARK CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150826.BENCH.02/TFX





000
FNUS75 KTFX 262107
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USDA FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
307 PM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1447 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE FIRE AREA WARM AND DRY AT LEAST THROUGH
THURSDAY. A WEAK DISTURBANCE MAY BRING A FEW THUNDERSTORMS THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...WITH THE MAIN THREAT BEING ERRATIC WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
OTHERWISE...WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST IN GENERAL ON THURSDAY.
WITH CONTINUED LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS...A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GENERAL AREA...INCLUDING THE RIDGE
TOPS. HOWEVER...THE VALLEY SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT PROTECTED FROM THE
STRONGER WINDS. OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE MODERATE IN THE
VALLEY...BUT IT WILL BE FAIRLY POOR AT THE MID SLOPE LEVEL.  COULSTON


.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....86-91.
MIN HUMIDITY........11-16 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........UPSLOPE WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47 IN THE VALLEY...47-52 ON THE MID SLOPES.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT IN THE VALLEY...60-65 PERCENT ON
                    THE MID SLOPES.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING DOWNSLOPE AROUND 5 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...COULSTON
REQUESTED BY...MARK CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150826.BENCH.02/TFX




000
FNUS75 KTFX 261531
FWSTFX

SPOT FORECAST FOR MOOSE RIDGE...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
931 AM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0900 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE BURN AREA THROUGH
THURSDAY. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL BE IN THE TEENS BUT WINDS
WILL BE GENERALLY LIGHT. OVERNIGHT RECOVERY WILL BE MODERATE. MID
AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE BURN AREA THURSDAY
WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE BETWEEN 2 PM AND
10 PM. GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS AND VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION CAN BE
EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 8 MPH...BECOMING
                    NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 5 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
MAX HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH IN THE
                    EVENING...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 9 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........LIGHT WINDS.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........16-21 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 8 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 12 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......13500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 15 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...CASEBOLT
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150826.MOOSE.01/TFX




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