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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SCen and SErn Montana
National Weather Service Billings MT
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

...Strong cold front Friday afternoon and evening...

...Updated to include Yellowstone, Golden Valley, Musselshell and
   Stillwater Counties, and the Beartooth Ranger District to the
   Red Flag Warning.

.DISCUSSION...
A strong cold frontal passage will affect the region Friday
afternoon and evening. Expect warm and dry conditions ahead of the
front, with temps in the 70s to lower 80s and humidity in the
teens to near 20 percent. South to southwest winds will shift to
strong west to northwest winds along with and behind the frontal
passage. Gusts could exceed 50 mph. Saturday will be cooler but
with gusty west winds continuing.

MTZ123-201015-
Gallatin National Forest-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......39-49 at 5000 feet...33-43 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........44-54 percent at 5000 feet...60-70 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........29 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 15 to 25 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 35 to 50 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny with isolated rain showers in
  the morning...then cloudy with numerous rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......52-62 at 5000 feet...43-53 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........30-40 percent at 5000 feet...45-55 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........31 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 35 to 50 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* 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.........13 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........72-82 percent at 5000 feet...76-86 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........23 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 35 to 50 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Isolated snow showers in the
  morning.
* Max temperature.......41-51 at 5000 feet...34-44 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........31-41 percent at 5000 feet...40-50 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 20 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers.
Lows 36 to 46. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 36 to 46. Highs
51 to 61. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows
33 to 43. Highs 49 to 57. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 41. Highs 52 to 60. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
30 to 40. Highs 53 to 63.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 48 to 54.

$$

MTZ124-201015-
Wheatland County/Sweet Grass County-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......42-47.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........43-48 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* 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 45 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......34-39.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........75-80 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........32 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..........26-31 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 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..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
42 to 47. Southwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around
50 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows
41 to 46. Highs 62 to 67. West winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to
around 55 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 42. Highs 53 to 58. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 39. Highs 59 to 64. West
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows
32 to 39. Highs 62 to 67.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 57.

$$

MTZ125-201015-
Stillwater County-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......43-48.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........44-49 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........14 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* 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...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......36-41.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........59-64 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........15 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph
   in the evening...decreasing to 30 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.........3 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..........3.


.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 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows
43 to 48. Highs 62 to 67. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 40 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 45. Highs 56 to 61. West
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 41. Highs 59 to 64. Southwest
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
33 to 41. Highs 63 to 68.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Isolated rain and snow showers. Highs
52 to 57.

$$

MTZ126-201015-
Beartooth Ranger District Custer National Forest-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......42-47 at 5000 feet...36-46 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........40-50 percent at 5000 feet...43-53 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy. Southwest winds 15 to 30 mph with
   gusts to around 35 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 15 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Isolated rain showers in the
  morning...then 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..........21-29 percent at 5000 feet...29-39 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 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Isolated rain showers in the evening.
  Partly cloudy with isolated snow showers.
* Min temperature.......31-39 at 5000 feet...25-35 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........55-65 percent at 5000 feet...66-76 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........24 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
   around 40 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 25 to 40 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......47-54 at 5000 feet...37-47 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........24-34 percent at 5000 feet...32-42 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........18 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..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow
showers. Lows 35 to 45. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 45 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as cool. Windy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and
snow showers. Lows 35 to 45. Highs 54 to 64. West winds 20 to
35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated snow showers. Lows 35 to 45.
Highs 49 to 59. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 42. Highs 50 to 60. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Scattered snow showers. Lows 32 to 42.
Highs 54 to 64.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Isolated snow showers. Highs 46 to 54.

$$

MTZ127-201015-
Golden Valley County/Musselshell county-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......47-52.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........38-43 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 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 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...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......40-45.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........70-75 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........32 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy. West winds 15 to 30 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..........27-32 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...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 38 to 43.
West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 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 44. Highs 57 to 62. West
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 36 to 44.
Highs 60 to 65.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 54.

$$

MTZ128-201015-
Yellowstone County-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......48-53.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........40-45 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........8 percent drier.
* 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 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..........4.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........10 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........64-69 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........24 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph
   in the evening.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......55-60.
*   24 hr trend.........16 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........24-29 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 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..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 40 to 45.
West winds 10 to 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 42 to 48. Highs
65 to 70. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 48. Highs 59 to 64. Northwest
winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 38 to 43. Highs 60 to 65. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 38 to 43.
Highs 64 to 69.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 54 to 59.

$$

MTZ129-201015-
Crow Indian Reservation/Bighorn Canyon Rec Area-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......43-49 at 5000 feet...41-46 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........34-44 percent at 5000 feet...37-47 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........8 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South 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.......61-71 at 5000 feet...54-62 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........17-27 percent at 5000 feet...21-29 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph
   in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........4.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* 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..........64-74 percent at 5000 feet...70-80 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........38 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy. West winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to
   around 50 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 35 to 55 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......45-55 at 5000 feet...38-46 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........25 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........26-36 percent at 5000 feet...32-42 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........11 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..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 42. West winds 10 to
20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows
36 to 46. Highs 53 to 63. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 45 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 34 to 44. Highs
47 to 57. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 32 to 42. Highs 49 to 59. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows
31 to 41. Highs 54 to 64.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly sunny. Highs 45 to 55.

$$

MTZ130-201015-
Northern Rosebud/Northern Treasure Counties-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......40-45.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity..........66-71 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......77-82.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees 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..........4.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* 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..........79-84 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy in the evening. Northwest winds 15 to
   30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph in the evening...becoming
   west 10 to 20 mph overnight.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......55-60.
*   24 hr trend.........22 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........25-30 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 41. Southwest winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 38 to 45. Highs
65 to 70. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 45. Highs 58 to 63. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 40. Highs 58 to 63. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 35 to 40.
Highs 65 to 70.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 59.

$$

MTZ131-201015-
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation/Ashland Ranger District
Custer Natl Forest-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......42-47.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........52-57 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly 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.............South 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........5.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........71-76 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........19 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45
   mph in the evening...decreasing to 30 mph overnight.
*  Ridgetop.............West 35 to 50 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........25 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........24-29 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 30 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. Scattered showers. Lows 34 to
44. Highs 66 to 71. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 34 to 44.
Highs 56 to 61. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 32 to 37. Highs 56 to 61. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows
32 to 37. Highs 64 to 69.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 57.

$$

MTZ132-201015-
Custer County-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......42-47.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........49-54 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......76-81.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree 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..........5.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........76-81 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........27 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph
   in the evening...decreasing to 30 mph overnight.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......51-56.
*   24 hr trend.........25 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........30-35 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........18 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.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 38. West winds 10 to
20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
35 to 44. Highs 64 to 69. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 45 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 55 to 60. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 38. Highs 54 to 59. West
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers. Lows 33 to 38. Highs
60 to 65.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55.

$$

MTZ133-201015-
Sioux Ranger District Custer National Forest-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......45-50.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........51-56 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......79-84.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity..........16-21 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........5.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........63-68 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......52-57.
*   24 hr trend.........27 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........28-33 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 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..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 36. West winds 10 to
20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 34 to 44.
Highs 65 to 70. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.MONDAY...Windy. Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 56 to 61.
Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 32 to 37. Highs 54 to 59. Northwest
winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows
33 to 38. Highs 63 to 68.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 57.

$$

WYZ274-201015-
Sheridan County-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......39-44.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity..........51-56 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........14 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* 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 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......33-38.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........74-79 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........23 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy in the evening. Northwest winds 15 to
   30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph in the evening...diminishing
   to 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph overnight.
*  Ridgetop.............West 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........25 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........22-27 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 25 to 40 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 33 to
43. Highs 67 to 72. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 33 to
43. Highs 57 to 62. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 36. Highs 58 to 63. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows
31 to 36. Highs 66 to 71.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Isolated rain and snow showers. Highs
54 to 59.

$$

WYZ284-201015-
Bighorn National Forest-
1157 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......30-35.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........46-51 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly 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..........4.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* 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..........72-77 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........26 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......West winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph
   in the evening.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......35-40.
*   24 hr trend.........21 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........35-40 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........14 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 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers.
Lows 27 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
25 to 31. Highs 39 to 44. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 35 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 25 to 31. Highs 43 to 48. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. Lows 24 to
31. Highs 50 to 55.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Isolated snow showers. Highs 40 to 45.

$$

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