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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SCen and SErn Montana
National Weather Service Billings MT
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...Warm today with low humidity and gusty afternoon winds...

...Strong cold frontal passage Friday afternoon and evening...

.DISCUSSION...
Warmer temperatures with low humidities will return today. Some
gusty winds will develop during the afternoon as the atmosphere
mixes out. Highs today will be in the mid to upper 70s, with
humidities in the teens and south to southwest winds. A strong
cold front will push in Friday. This front will generate scattered
showers and isolated thundestorms, along with producing strong
and gusty northwest winds. Gusts of 40-50 mph are possible with
the front. Temperatures will be much cooler over the west on
Friday, as the front gets in there quicker. The east will be warm
again with humidities in the teens ahead of the front Friday
afternoon. Will have to monitor things closely for the potential
for critical fire weather conditions Friday (especially over the
east). For the weekend: there is potential for a strong wind event
for the western foothills Saturday night, and the entire area
Sunday. TWH

MTZ123-192215-
Gallatin National Forest-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......64-74 at 5000 feet...55-65 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........11-19 percent at 5000 feet...16-26 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
   in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 25 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......38-48 at 5000 feet...33-43 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity..........53-63 percent at 5000 feet...65-75 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 35 to 55 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny with Isolated rain showers in
  the morning...then cloudy with rain showers with isolated
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......48-58 at 5000 feet...42-52 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........32-42 percent at 5000 feet...40-50 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........24 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers.
Lows 27 to 36. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow
showers. Lows 30 to 40. Highs 41 to 51. Southwest winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as cool. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows
37 to 47. Highs 51 to 61. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
35 to 45. Highs 49 to 58. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 40. Highs 51 to 59.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 53 to 63.

$$

MTZ124-192215-
Wheatland County/Sweet Grass County-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......75-80.
*   24 hr trend.........10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........9-14 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......41-46.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity..........54-59 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny in the morning...then mostly
  cloudy with Scattered rain showers with isolated thunderstorms in
  the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......57-62.
*   24 hr trend.........18 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........29-34 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........20 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy in the afternoon. Southwest winds 15
   to 25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the
   morning...increasing to west 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around
   45 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Colder, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Lows 32 to 37. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Windy. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 34 to
40. Highs 49 to 54. West winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to around
50 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
40 to 45. Highs 62 to 67. West winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to
around 50 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 54 to 59. West
winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 39. Highs 57 to 62.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 62 to 67.

$$

MTZ125-192215-
Stillwater County-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......73-78.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........14-19 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......45-50.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........48-53 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny in the morning...then mostly
  cloudy with Scattered rain showers with isolated thunderstorms in
  the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......60-65.
*   24 hr trend.........13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........26-31 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy in the afternoon. Southwest winds 10
   to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the
   morning...increasing to west 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around
   40 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers with
isolated snow showers. Lows 33 to 38. West winds 15 to 25 mph
with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 35 to
42. Highs 50 to 55. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
42 to 47. Highs 62 to 67. Southwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts
to around 40 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 37 to 47. Highs 57 to 62. West
winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 41. Highs 57 to 62.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 62 to 67.

$$

MTZ126-192215-
Beartooth Ranger District Custer National Forest-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......65-75 at 5000 feet...58-68 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........11-18 percent at 5000 feet...17-27 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........8 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 35 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......42-48 at 5000 feet...35-45 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........45-55 percent at 5000 feet...52-62 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........17 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 15 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny in the morning...then mostly
  cloudy with Scattered rain showers with isolated thunderstorms in
  the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......58-68 at 5000 feet...48-58 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........23-31 percent at 5000 feet...33-43 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........19 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 35 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers.
Lows 30 to 37. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
35 mph.
.SATURDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow
showers. Lows 31 to 41. Highs 44 to 54. West winds 15 to 25 mph
with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as cool. Windy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and
snow showers. Lows 36 to 46. Highs 54 to 64. West winds 15 to
30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows
36 to 46. Highs 49 to 59. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 41. Highs 49 to 58.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 54 to 64.

$$

MTZ127-192215-
Golden Valley County/Musselshell county-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......69-74.
*   24 hr trend.........13 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........14-19 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......47-52.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Max humidity..........44-49 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......60-65.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........25-30 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45
   mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
36 to 41. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler, windy. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
37 to 42. Highs 49 to 54. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 45 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
40 to 46. Highs 61 to 66. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 45 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 46. Highs 53 to 58. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 38 to 43. Highs 55 to 60.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 60 to 65.

$$

MTZ128-192215-
Yellowstone County-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......74-79.
*   24 hr trend.........11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........16-21 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......45-50.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Max humidity..........48-53 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny in the morning...then partly sunny
  with Scattered rain showers with isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max temperature.......64-69.
*   24 hr trend.........10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........28-33 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy in the afternoon. Southwest winds 10
   to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the
   morning...increasing to west 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around
   45 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
37 to 42. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 43. Highs 55 to 60. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 41 to 47. Highs
65 to 70. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 47. Highs 60 to 65. West
winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 37 to 42. Highs 58 to 63.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 65 to 70.

$$

MTZ129-192215-
Crow Indian Reservation/Bighorn Canyon Rec Area-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......65-75 at 5000 feet...61-70 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........12-17 percent at 5000 feet...14-19 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......44-51 at 5000 feet...43-48 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity..........39-49 percent at 5000 feet...42-52 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......58-68 at 5000 feet...54-62 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-31 percent at 5000 feet...23-33 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph in the
   morning...increasing to southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 40 mph in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers,
Isolated thunderstorms and snow showers. Lows 30 to 38. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows 30 to 39. Highs 44 to 54.
West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 34 to
44. Highs 53 to 63. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
35 mph.
.MONDAY...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 34 to 44.
Highs 49 to 59. Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around
45 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 41. Highs 48 to 58.
.WEDNESDAY...Warmer, sunny. Highs 53 to 63.

$$

MTZ130-192215-
Northern Rosebud/Northern Treasure Counties-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......78-83.
*   24 hr trend.........15 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........16-21 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Clear.
* Min temperature.......42-47.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity..........59-64 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......70-75.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........22-27 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 10 mph in the
   morning...increasing to southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 35 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers with isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 37 to 42. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 36 to
41. Highs 55 to 60. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 38 to 46. Highs
65 to 70. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 46. Highs 59 to 64. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 40. Highs 57 to 62.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 64 to 69.

$$

MTZ131-192215-
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation/Ashland Ranger District
Custer Natl Forest-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......76-81.
*   24 hr trend.........11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........13-18 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........9 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........69-74 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........9 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......73-78.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers with isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 35 to 40. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Much cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows 32 to 37. Highs
53 to 58. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 33 to
43. Highs 66 to 71. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
34 to 44. Highs 57 to 62. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 32 to 37. Highs 55 to 60.
.WEDNESDAY...Warmer, sunny. Highs 63 to 68.

$$

MTZ132-192215-
Custer County-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......76-81.
*   24 hr trend.........19 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........12-17 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........9 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......43-48.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........49-54 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......73-78.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........14-19 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 38 to 43.
West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Much cooler. Mostly clear. Isolated showers. Lows
36 to 41. Highs 51 to 56. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
around 40 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 36 to 45.
Highs 64 to 69. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
45 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
35 to 45. Highs 55 to 60. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 40 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 38. Highs 52 to 57.
.WEDNESDAY...Warmer, sunny. Highs 60 to 65.

$$

MTZ133-192215-
Sioux Ranger District Custer National Forest-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......75-80.
*   24 hr trend.........15 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........14-19 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......42-47.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........57-62 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......78-83.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........17-22 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 39 to 44. West winds 15 to
25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
.SATURDAY...Much cooler. Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 41. Highs 53 to
58. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 35 to 45.
Highs 65 to 70. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
35 to 45. Highs 57 to 62. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 40 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 32 to 37. Highs 53 to 58.
.WEDNESDAY...Warmer, sunny. Highs 62 to 67.

$$

WYZ274-192215-
Sheridan County-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......78-83.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......39-44.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........56-61 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......74-79.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the
   morning...increasing to 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph
   in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers,
thunderstorms and snow showers. Lows 31 to 36. Northwest winds
10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Much cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows 30 to 35. Highs
54 to 59. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 32 to
42. Highs 67 to 72. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 33 to 43. Highs
58 to 63. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 36. Highs 56 to 61.
.WEDNESDAY...Warmer, sunny. Highs 66 to 71.

$$

WYZ284-192215-
Bighorn National Forest-
400 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......57-62.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........14-19 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......South winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......36-41.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity..........46-51 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......52-57.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........27-32 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Colder. Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow and rain
showers. Lows 23 to 28. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to
around 30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Isolated snow showers. Lows
23 to 28. Highs 36 to 41. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers with
isolated showers. Lows 26 to 32. Highs 48 to 53. West winds 15 to
25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
26 to 32. Highs 40 to 45. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 25 to 30. Highs 42 to 47.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 49 to 54.

$$

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