Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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Spot Forecast for Microwave...MT-CRA
National Weather Service Billings MT
1216 AM MDT Fri Jul 21 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 2300 MDT on July 21.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

Please contact our office if you have questions
or concerns with this forecast.

.DISCUSSION...

...UPDATED FOR STRONGER WIND GUSTS THROUGH 3AM

A cold front will arrive at the fire site around 3 am, with a
wind shift to the Northwest. Isolated thunderstorms are also
possible along the front. Expect ridgetop winds to be gusty
through the night. Strongest winds with thunderstorms and frontal
passage will occur by 3am and decrease through the morning. Dry
conditions and gusty northwest winds can be expected though the
Friday. Winds will taper off Friday night. Saturday will be warm
and dry again, with low RH values, and persistent light Northwest
winds.


.REST OF TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
                    thunderstorms overnight.
LAL.................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
Min temperature.....63-68.
Max humidity........56-61 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with Gusts to
                    30 mph, turning Northwest with frontal
                    passage. Gusty and erratic winds
                    expected near thunderstorms overnight.
 Ridgetop...........West 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
CWR.................6 percent.

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
LAL.................1...no thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....88-93.
Min humidity........12-17 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
 Ridgetop...........Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
Haines index........4.
CWR.................0 percent.

$$
Forecaster...Gilstad
Requested by...Randy Pretty On Top
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1713101.1/BYZ
.EMAIL darin.plainbull@bia.gob



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