Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KBYZ 250919

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Billings MT
319 AM MDT Sun Sep 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...valid for Tdy and Mon...

The deep upper low that brought significant precipitation to most
of southern Montana and northern Wyoming the last few days has
moved into the Dakotas this morning. An upper ridge over the
western US will build into the northern Rockies through Tuesday.
This will translate into dry and warmer weather through the early
part of the week. It will be less windy today but some gusts of
25-30 mph will hold in the east. High temperatures will return to
near seasonal values today over western and central zones, with
the east remaining a little cooler. Monday will see temperatures
reach the lower to mid 70s. TWH

.LONG TERM...valid for Tue...Wed...Thu...Fri...Sat...

Inherited forecast for the extended period appears in pretty good little in the way of changes at this time. Upper level
ridging in control over the region to start the period...then
transitioning to southwest flow by Thursday...and a cooler and
increasingly unsettled pattern through the remainder of the

Temps Tuesday appear to be well above normal...with ridging in
place and a weak wave will help with some compressional
heating...forcing temps into the 80s once again. This wave is
dry...but does help shift ridge axis eastward. Dry conditions
continue through Wednesday southwest flow aloft deeps
ahead of the approaching Pacific Trof.

Another weak disturbance on should bring slight chances of showers
to western mountains and near foothills. Upper level trof slowly
pushes eastward...radiating impulses through the southwest flow. A
slow moving...but stronger shortwave...will impact western
mountains Friday afternoon...and push eastward through Saturday
night. Saturday and Saturday night appear to be our best chances
for precip at this point. AAG



Gusty northwest winds continue in the east...but are expected
to slowly taper off throughout the day. flight
hazards are expected today. VFR conditions will prevail under
partly cloudy skies. AAG



    Tdy Mon     Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri     Sat
BIL 067 047/076 051/082 052/071 050/074 052/076 052/070
    0/U 00/U    00/U    00/U    11/B    11/B    12/T
LVM 068 043/077 047/081 046/073 046/075 049/074 048/066
    0/U 00/U    00/U    11/U    11/B    11/B    23/T
HDN 066 044/075 048/083 050/075 049/074 050/076 050/072
    0/U 00/U    00/U    00/U    11/B    11/U    12/T
MLS 064 044/074 049/083 052/076 053/078 053/076 052/074
    0/U 00/U    00/U    00/U    01/U    11/U    13/T
4BQ 063 043/074 048/082 050/080 053/078 052/076 052/075
    0/U 00/U    00/U    00/U    01/B    11/U    12/T
BHK 060 040/070 046/080 050/075 050/076 051/073 050/072
    0/N 00/U    00/U    00/U    01/U    11/B    13/T
SHR 062 043/073 046/080 048/077 049/075 049/076 048/072
    0/U 00/U    00/U    00/U    11/B    11/U    12/T




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