Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SCen and SErn Montana
National Weather Service Billings MT
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

.DISCUSSION...

...Strong cold frontal passage Friday afternoon and evening...

Ahead of a cold front, warm temperatures are expected east of a
Roundup-Lovell line leading to low relative humidities in the
teens. A rapid switch to strong northwest winds around 25 to 35
mph is expected right behind the cold front. Some wind gusts could
occasionally reach 45 to 55 mph, especially in extreme southeast
Montana along the Dakotas/Wyoming border. These conditions will
allow any new fires to quickly spread. For the weekend: while
conditions will be cooler, dry and windy conditions will continue.
Relative humidities are not anticipated to be as low as Friday,
but fire concerns will still be elevated through the weekend.
Dobbs


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

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......43-51 at 5000 feet...35-45 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........52-62 percent at 5000 feet...63-73 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........39 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 35 to 55 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny with scattered rain showers in
  the morning...then mostly cloudy with numerous rain and snow
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......50-60 at 5000 feet...41-51 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........14 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........30-40 percent at 5000 feet...39-49 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........24 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers.
* Min temperature.......29-39 at 5000 feet...22-32 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........12 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........72-82 percent at 5000 feet...76-86 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......41-51 at 5000 feet...33-43 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........11 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.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 25 to 40 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 38 to 47. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as cool. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows
37 to 47. 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Clear.
* Min temperature.......43-48.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........50-55 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........10 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 in the
  afternoon.
* Max temperature.......57-62.
*   24 hr trend.........18 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........27-32 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........18 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy in the afternoon. Southwest winds 10
   to 20 mph in the morning...increasing to west 15 to 30 mph with
   gusts to around 40 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.........9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........75-80 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........25 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.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......49-54.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........26-31 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..........3.


.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
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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......48-53.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Max humidity..........48-53 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........18 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 in the
  afternoon.
* Max temperature.......60-65.
*   24 hr trend.........13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........25-30 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 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...................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.........12 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........59-64 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 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.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......50-55.
*   24 hr trend.........10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........23-28 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Clear.
* Min temperature.......46-54 at 5000 feet...41-51 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........39-49 percent at 5000 feet...47-57 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........20 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 30 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 15 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny with scattered rain showers.
  Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......58-66 at 5000 feet...48-58 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........22-31 percent at 5000 feet...30-40 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........14 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 30 mph.
*  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...........Partly cloudy with isolated snow showers.
* Min temperature.......33-39 at 5000 feet...26-35 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........18 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........55-65 percent at 5000 feet...66-76 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   30 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......43-53 at 5000 feet...36-46 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.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers.
Lows 37 to 46. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.SUNDAY...Not as cool. Windy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and
snow showers. Lows 37 to 46. 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Clear.
* Min temperature.......49-54.
*   24 hr trend.........2 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...........Partly sunny.
* Max temperature.......66-71.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........19-24 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 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.......36-41.
*   24 hr trend.........13 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
   45 mph in the evening...decreasing to 35 mph overnight.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......49-54.
*   24 hr trend.........17 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........27-32 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........8 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...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 37 to 42.
West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
39 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Clear.
* Min temperature.......47-52.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........51-56 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 thunderstorms with
  isolated rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......71-76.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 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. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........64-69 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........13 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...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......54-59.
*   24 hr trend.........17 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........24-29 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 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...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 38 to 43.
West winds 10 to 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 40 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Clear.
* Min temperature.......48-56 at 5000 feet...46-51 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........35-45 percent at 5000 feet...38-48 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........10 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...........Sunny in the morning...then partly sunny
  with scattered rain showers and Scattered thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max temperature.......60-70 at 5000 feet...54-63 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........19-29 percent at 5000 feet...22-32 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 10 mph in the
   morning...increasing to southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 40 mph in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 15 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 in
  the evening.
* Min temperature.......31-39 at 5000 feet...28-33 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........14 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........64-74 percent at 5000 feet...70-80 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........36 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Windy. Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph. Gusts
   up to 50 mph in the evening...decreasing to 35 mph overnight.
*  Ridgetop.............West 35 to 50 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......44-54 at 5000 feet...36-45 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........22 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........26-36 percent at 5000 feet...32-42 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........9 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   35 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 36 to 43. 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Clear.
* Min temperature.......44-49.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........65-70 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......77-82.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........16-21 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* 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 in
  the evening.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........79-84 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........14 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph
   in the evening.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny with isolated rain showers in
  the morning...then sunny in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......55-60.
*   24 hr trend.........22 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........25-30 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........9 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 35 to 40. Southwest winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 37 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Clear.
* Min temperature.......43-48.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........63-68 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........8 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......77-82.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity..........12-17 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
   in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........5.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in
  the evening.
* Min temperature.......35-40.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........71-76 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........8 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40
   mph in the evening...decreasing to 30 mph overnight.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 30 to 45 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......52-57.
*   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 35 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 29 to 34. Southwest winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 33 to
43. 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......44-49.
*   24 hr trend.........3 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...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......76-81.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........11-16 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........5.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening.
* Min temperature.......37-42.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........76-81 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........27 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...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers in the
  morning.
* Max temperature.......51-56.
*   24 hr trend.........25 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........30-35 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........19 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Windy. West winds 15 to 30 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 32 to 37. Southwest winds
10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer, windy. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows
34 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......43-48.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Max humidity..........57-62 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......79-84.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........17-22 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........5.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear in the evening...then becoming
  mostly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........63-68 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   40 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........26 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........28-33 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 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...Colder. Mostly clear. Lows 29 to 34. West winds
10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 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
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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......42-47.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........61-66 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......76-81.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........19-24 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......31-36.
*   24 hr trend.........11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........74-79 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 35 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 20 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........23 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........22-27 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............West 20 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 28 to 33. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 32 to
42. 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-
254 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......40-45.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity..........46-51 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated thunderstorms with
  isolated rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......56-61.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 10 to 20 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 snow and rain
  showers in the evening...then isolated snow showers overnight.
* Min temperature.......24-29.
*   24 hr trend.........16 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 with gusts to around
   30 mph.
* 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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