Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KBYZ 302109

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Billings MT
309 PM MDT MON MAY 30 2016

.SHORT TERM...valid for Tue and Wed...

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue into evening as
the low pressure continues to move across the area. Most of
activity will be showers, but a few thunderstorms are possible
through the afternoon. Overnight in the higher terrain there could
be some snowfall, which could produce some issues over the
Beartooth Pass. Some lingering showers will continues on the
backside of the low during the day tomorrow. This will mainly be
from Miles City and Broadus east towards the Dakotas.

The bigger concern tomorrow will be the winds increasing. The
pressure gradient will increase across the area late tonight. The
strongest winds for the western and central zones will be during
the late morning then decreasing through the day. Across the east
the winds will continue to be gusty through the afternoon, before
tapering off during the early evening. Gusts 40 to 50 mph are
possible. On top of this temperatures will remain cool across the
area, with highs in the low to mid 60s. Reimer
.LONG TERM...valid for Thu...Fri...Sat...Sun...Mon...

No significant changes to the long term forecast. Flat ridging
with some progressive weak short waves are expected through
Thursday. However, relatively dry lower levels will mean the best
chance of precipitation is over the mountains. Upper ridge
strengthens by end of week reducing chance of any precipitation.
We continue to anticipate highs about 10 to 15 degrees above
normal for the latter half of the week. BT



Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist across southeast
Montana into the early evening. Local MVFR conditions can be
expected near precipitation along with gusts to 35kts. Otherwise
VFR conditions will prevail. Brisk northwest winds gusting to
25kts will be widespread through about 03Z before diminishing
overnight. BT



    Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri     Sat     Sun     Mon
BIL 044/066 043/076 052/083 053/081 053/083 053/083 054/084
    23/T    10/U    11/B    10/B    00/B    00/U    11/U
LVM 038/064 037/076 047/081 047/081 047/084 048/082 049/084
    22/T    11/U    11/B    11/B    11/U    11/U    11/U
HDN 043/065 040/076 050/086 053/083 054/086 055/086 055/086
    25/T    10/U    01/B    11/B    00/B    00/U    11/U
MLS 047/062 043/073 052/085 055/080 055/084 057/084 057/086
    26/T    10/U    01/B    10/U    01/U    11/U    11/U
4BQ 044/060 041/074 049/086 053/081 052/084 053/083 054/086
    26/T    11/U    01/B    10/B    01/B    11/U    11/U
BHK 043/059 037/069 045/081 050/077 049/080 050/080 051/083
    37/T    21/U    01/B    10/N    01/U    11/U    11/U
SHR 041/061 037/074 046/084 049/080 048/082 048/082 050/084
    43/T    11/U    11/B    11/B    11/B    11/U    11/U




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