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Recreation Forecast for Central MT Lakes
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
459 PM MDT Mon Aug 20 2018

Note: The experimental wave height forecasts are representative of
the mid lake waters and downwind shores. Wave heights may be
significantly less on upwind shores.

Forecast For Canyon Ferry Reservoir

.TODAY...Areas of smoke through the day. Scattered showers in the
morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms through the day.
Showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Variable winds
up to 10 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation near
100 percent. Waves around 1 foot...locally up to 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...Breezy, showers. Areas of smoke. Lows around 50 .
Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph in the
evening becoming light. Chance of showers 90 percent. Waves 1 to
2 feet...locally up to 3 feet subsiding to around 1 foot...
locally up to 2 feet after midnight.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the morning,
then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Areas of smoke through the
day. Highs around 70 . Variable winds up to 10 mph. Chance of
showers 30 percent. Waves up to one foot.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows in the upper
40s. Variable winds up to 10 mph. Waves up to one foot.

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Forecast For Upper and Lower Holter Reservoir

.TODAY...Smoke through the day. Scattered showers late in the
morning. Showers in the afternoon. Highs around 60 . Variable
winds up to 10 mph becoming north around 15 mph in the afternoon.
Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of showers near 100 percent. Waves
around 1 foot...locally up to 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the evening, then a
chance of showers after midnight. Smoke through the night. Lows
in the mid 40s. Northwest winds around 15 mph with gusts to
around 30 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of showers
70 percent. Waves around 1 foot...locally up to 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...Warmer. Partly sunny. Isolated showers in the morning.
Smoke through the day. Highs around 70 . Variable winds up to
10 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent. Waves up to one foot.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows in the upper
40s. Variable winds up to 10 mph. Waves less than 1 foot.

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Forecast For Hauser Reservoir and Lake Helena

.TODAY...Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke through the day. Scattered
showers in the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms through
the day. Showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s.
Variable winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Waves up to one foot.
.TONIGHT...Showers in the evening, then showers likely after
midnight. Areas of smoke through the night. Lows in the mid 40s.
Northwest winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the
evening becoming light. Chance of showers 90 percent. Waves
around 1 foot...locally up to 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Isolated showers in the morning. Areas
of smoke through the day. Highs around 70 . Variable winds up to
10 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent. Waves up to one foot.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows in the mid
40s. Variable winds up to 10 mph. Waves up to one foot.

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