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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SCen and SErn Montana
National Weather Service Billings MT
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...Red Flag Warning in effect from Noon today to Midnight MDT tonight
   for most of South Central Montana... all of Southeast Montana...
   portions of Northwest South Dakota... and all of Eastern Sheridan
   County Wyoming...

...Strong winds with cold front late this afternoon and evening...

...Windy through the weekend...

.DISCUSSION...
Warm and dry conditions will exist across the region again today.
Warmest temps (near 80) and lowest RHs (teens) can be expected
across eastern zones. A strong Pacific cold front will bring a
shift to strong westerly winds late this afternoon and evening.
Widespread gusts of 40-50 mph are anticipated, but locally higher
gusts are possible with any shower activity. Gusty west winds
will continue Saturday. Even stronger winds are expected Sunday,
especially along the western foothills. Mountains will see some
snow showers, but there will be no significant precipitation
across the lower elevations over the next several days. JKL

MTZ123-202215-
Gallatin National Forest-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny with isolated rain showers in
  the morning...then mostly cloudy with numerous rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......50-60 at 5000 feet...42-52 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........31-41 percent at 5000 feet...46-56 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........31 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Scattered rain showers in the evening.
  Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers.
* Min temperature.......28-38 at 5000 feet...21-31 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........14 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........71-81 percent at 5000 feet...75-85 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........22 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 20 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Isolated snow showers in the
  morning.
* Max temperature.......39-49 at 5000 feet...32-42 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........32-42 percent at 5000 feet...45-55 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 20 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers.
Lows 35 to 45. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as cool. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows
35 to 45. Highs 51 to 61. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts
to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 50 to 57. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 54 to 64. Southwest
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
32 to 42. Highs 55 to 65.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly sunny. Isolated snow showers. Highs
43 to 50.

$$

MTZ124-202215-
Wheatland County/Sweet Grass County-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......60-65.
*   24 hr trend.........15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........24-29 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy in the afternoon. Southwest winds 10
   to 20 mph in the morning...increasing to 15 to 30 mph with gusts
   to around 40 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......34-39.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........69-74 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........26 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy. West winds 15 to 30 mph. Gusts up to
   45 mph in the evening...decreasing to 35 mph overnight.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......49-54.
*   24 hr trend.........11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........23-28 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
   around 40 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
42 to 47. Southwest winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to around
60 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
40 to 45. Highs 61 to 66. West winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to
around 65 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 41. Highs 54 to 59. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 41. Highs 63 to 68. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
32 to 41. Highs 65 to 70.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly sunny. Highs 48 to 53.

$$

MTZ125-202215-
Stillwater County-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......66-71.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........20-25 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35
   mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......36-41.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........56-61 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   40 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......50-55.
*   24 hr trend.........16 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   30 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 44 to 49.
Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
43 to 48. Highs 63 to 68. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 45 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 37 to 45. Highs 57 to 62. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 37 to 43. Highs 62 to 67. Southwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
34 to 43. Highs 66 to 71.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly sunny. Isolated rain and snow showers.
Highs 48 to 53.

$$

MTZ126-202215-
Beartooth Ranger District Custer National Forest-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......61-68 at 5000 feet...48-58 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-30 percent at 5000 feet...27-37 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........15 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the morning...increasing to 40 mph in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 25 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Isolated rain showers in the evening.
  Partly cloudy with isolated snow showers.
* Min temperature.......31-39 at 5000 feet...24-34 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........52-62 percent at 5000 feet...61-71 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........19 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
   around 45 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 15 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......47-55 at 5000 feet...37-47 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........22-32 percent at 5000 feet...34-44 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........15 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
   around 40 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 20 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow
showers. Lows 35 to 45. West winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to
around 55 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as cool. Windy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Lows 35 to 45. Highs 55 to 65. West winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts
to around 45 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows
36 to 46. Highs 50 to 59. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
around 45 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 45. Highs 54 to 64. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Numerous snow showers and Scattered
showers. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 57 to 67.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Mostly sunny. Isolated snow showers. Highs
41 to 49.

$$

MTZ127-202215-
Golden Valley County/Musselshell county-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny in the morning...then mostly
  cloudy with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max temperature.......66-71.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........17-22 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 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...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......40-45.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........63-68 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........25 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy. West winds 20 to 35 mph. Gusts up to
   50 mph in the evening...decreasing to 40 mph overnight.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......50-55.
*   24 hr trend.........16 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........23-28 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
   around 40 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 38 to 43.
West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 40 to 45.
Highs 60 to 65. West winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to around
65 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 45. Highs 53 to 58. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 39 to 47. Highs 61 to 66. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
36 to 46. Highs 65 to 70.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly sunny. Highs 46 to 51.

$$

MTZ128-202215-
Yellowstone County-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......71-76.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........18-23 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40
   mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........58-63 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........18 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy in the evening. West winds 15 to 30
   mph with gusts to around 45 mph in the evening...diminishing to
   10 to 20 mph overnight.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......55-60.
*   24 hr trend.........16 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........20-25 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 40 to 45.
West winds 10 to 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 42 to 47.
Highs 66 to 71. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
45 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 47. Highs 59 to 64. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 39 to 45. Highs 63 to 68. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 37 to 45.
Highs 69 to 74.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly sunny. Isolated showers. Highs 49 to
54.

$$

MTZ129-202215-
Crow Indian Reservation/Bighorn Canyon Rec Area-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......62-72 at 5000 feet...56-63 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
   in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.......31-41 at 5000 feet...27-33 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........60-70 percent at 5000 feet...65-75 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........34 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy. West winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to
   around 45 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 25 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......45-55 at 5000 feet...37-46 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........27 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........24-34 percent at 5000 feet...30-39 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
   around 40 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 42. West winds 15 to
25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
35 to 45. Highs 55 to 65. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 50 mph.
.MONDAY...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 48 to 58.
Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 55 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 54 to 64. West
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
32 to 42. Highs 57 to 67.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly sunny. Isolated rain and snow showers.
Highs 39 to 49.

$$

MTZ130-202215-
Northern Rosebud/Northern Treasure Counties-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......78-83.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 10 mph in the
   morning...increasing to southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to
   around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........67-72 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy. West winds 15 to 30 mph. Gusts up to
   50 mph in the evening...decreasing to 35 mph overnight.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......55-60.
*   24 hr trend.........23 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........22-27 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 41. Southwest winds
10 to 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 38 to 44.
Highs 66 to 71. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 44. Highs 58 to 63. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 42. Highs 61 to 66. Southwest
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 36 to 42.
Highs 69 to 74.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 54.

$$

MTZ131-202215-
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation/Ashland Ranger District
Custer Natl Forest-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny in the morning...then becoming partly
  sunny.
* Max temperature.......78-83.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........12-17 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........63-68 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy. Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph. Gusts
   up to 45 mph in the evening...decreasing to 35 mph overnight.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 25 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........25 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........9 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 40 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 31 to 36. Southwest winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 33 to 43.
Highs 66 to 71. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 43. Highs 55 to 60.
Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 38. Highs 59 to 64. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 33 to 38.
Highs 69 to 74.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly sunny. Highs 47 to 52.

$$

MTZ132-202215-
Custer County-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......75-80.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........12-17 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........67-72 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........21 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......51-56.
*   24 hr trend.........24 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........26-31 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........14 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   40 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 38. Southwest winds
10 to 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 35 to 43.
Highs 63 to 68. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
45 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 43. Highs 54 to 59. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 39. Highs 57 to 62. West
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers. Lows 34 to 39. Highs
65 to 70.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 50.

$$

MTZ133-202215-
Sioux Ranger District Custer National Forest-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......80-85.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......39-44.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........61-66 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........27 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........25-30 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
   around 45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Colder. Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 36. West winds
10 to 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 33 to 43.
Highs 65 to 70. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
45 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 55 to 60.
Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 39. Highs 56 to 61. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Warmer. Mostly clear. Scattered rain and snow
showers. Lows 34 to 39. Highs 67 to 72.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly sunny. Highs 46 to 51.

$$

WYZ274-202215-
Sheridan County-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......78-83.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......33-38.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........67-72 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45
   mph in the evening...decreasing to 35 mph overnight.
*  Ridgetop.............West 20 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........25 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 15 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 to 35. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 32 to
41. Highs 67 to 72. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to
around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 33 to 41.
Highs 57 to 62. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
45 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 32 to 37. Highs 61 to 66. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Numerous rain and snow showers. Lows
32 to 37. Highs 70 to 75.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly sunny. Isolated rain and snow showers.
Highs 49 to 54.

$$

WYZ284-202215-
Bighorn National Forest-
409 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......56-61.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 15 to 25 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers, snow
  showers with isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.......24-29.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........69-74 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........23 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   35 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......35-40.
*   24 hr trend.........21 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........32-37 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   30 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Isolated snow showers. Lows
26 to 31. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as cool. Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow
showers. Lows 28 to 33. Highs 47 to 52. West winds 15 to 25 mph
with gusts to around 40 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated snow showers. Lows 26 to 32.
Highs 39 to 44. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 26 to 33. Highs 46 to 51. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Numerous snow showers and Scattered
showers. Lows 23 to 33. Highs 54 to 59.
.THURSDAY...Colder. Partly sunny. Isolated snow showers. Highs
34 to 39.

$$

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