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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SCen and SErn Montana...UPDATED
National Weather Service Billings MT
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...Increased thunderstorm activity Thursday and Friday...

...Gusty winds over eastern Plains Thursday...

.DISCUSSION...
Trimmed back the shower and thunderstorm chances for the rest of
the night. Widely scattered activity over the mountains has
struggled to work onto the foothills and have therefore reduced
the chance of activity the rest of the night, with the exception
of lingering isolated showers over the mountains. TWH

MTZ123-241015-
Gallatin National Forest-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms late in the evening.
* Min temperature.......52-62 at 5000 feet...45-55 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........59-69 percent at 5000 feet...63-73 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......72-82 at 5000 feet...65-75 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........27-37 percent at 5000 feet...35-45 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Scattered thunderstorms in the evening.
  Mostly cloudy with Scattered rain showers.
* Min temperature.......48-55 at 5000 feet...41-51 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........72-82 percent at 5000 feet...78-88 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny with Scattered rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.......73-82 at 5000 feet...64-74 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........24-32 percent at 5000 feet...27-37 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 47 to 54. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 54. Highs 77 to 85. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 45 to 53. Highs 80 to 87. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 54. Highs 79 to 87. West winds
5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 54. Highs 77 to 85.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 76 to 84.

$$

MTZ124-241015-
Wheatland County/Sweet Grass County-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......55-60.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........54-59 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......80-85.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........25-30 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers
  overnight.
* Min temperature.......50-55.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........77-82 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........23 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the morning.
* Max temperature.......78-83.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........26-31 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 49 to 54. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 52. Highs 83 to 88.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 47 to 52. Highs 84 to 89. South winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 54. Highs 84 to 89. North
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 54. Highs 81 to 86.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 81 to 86.

$$

MTZ125-241015-
Stillwater County-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......61-66.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........49-54 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......81-86.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........22-27 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........9 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Scattered thunderstorms in the evening.
  Mostly cloudy with Scattered rain showers.
* Min temperature.......55-60.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........64-69 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........15 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny with Scattered rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.......78-83.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........27-32 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 10 mph in the
   morning...becoming east in the afternoon.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 53 to 58. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 57. Highs 84 to 89. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 57. Highs 84 to 89. East winds
5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 84 to 89. West winds
5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 81 to 86.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 81 to 86.

$$

MTZ126-241015-
Beartooth Ranger District Custer National Forest-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Isolated thunderstorms late in the evening.
  Mostly cloudy with isolated rain showers.
* Min temperature.......60-65 at 5000 feet...50-60 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........41-51 percent at 5000 feet...54-64 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......77-85 at 5000 feet...68-78 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........20-26 percent at 5000 feet...27-37 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........8 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Scattered thunderstorms in the evening.
  Mostly cloudy with Scattered rain showers.
* Min temperature.......55-60 at 5000 feet...45-55 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........56-66 percent at 5000 feet...69-79 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny with Scattered rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.......72-81 at 5000 feet...64-74 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........25-32 percent at 5000 feet...34-44 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 10 mph in the
   morning...becoming east in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 54 to 59. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 76 to 85.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 77 to 86. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 59. Highs 77 to 86. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 54 to 59. Highs 75 to 83.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 75 to 83.

$$

MTZ127-241015-
Golden Valley County/Musselshell county-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......65-70.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........34-39 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............East winds 5 to 15 mph late in the
   evening...becoming south overnight.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......84-89.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........18-23 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers
  overnight.
* Min temperature.......59-64.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........60-65 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........26 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the morning.
* Max temperature.......77-82.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........25-30 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............North winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 57 to 62. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 81 to 86.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 82 to 87. East winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 58 to 63. Highs 82 to 87. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 58 to 63. Highs 80 to 85.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 80 to 85.

$$

MTZ128-241015-
Yellowstone County-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......61-66.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........51-56 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......84-89.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........19-24 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers
  overnight.
* Min temperature.......58-63.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........66-71 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........15 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......82-87.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........24-29 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph in the
   morning...becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 56 to 61. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 86 to 91.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 86 to 91. East winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 87 to 92. West winds
5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 84 to 89.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 84 to 89.

$$

MTZ129-241015-
Crow Indian Reservation/Bighorn Canyon Rec Area-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......60-66 at 5000 feet...58-63 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Max humidity..........41-46 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 10 mph late in the
   evening...becoming south overnight.
*  Ridgetop.............Light winds.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......78-88 at 5000 feet...69-79 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........18-27 percent at 5000 feet...25-30 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms overnight.
* Min temperature.......54-60 at 5000 feet...51-56 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........58-68 percent at 5000 feet...64-74 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........26 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......72-82 at 5000 feet...64-73 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........27-37 percent at 5000 feet...33-42 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........9 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 52 to 58. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 58. Highs 76 to 86.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 53 to 59. Highs 76 to 86. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 77 to 87. East winds
5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 60. Highs 75 to 85.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 85.

$$

MTZ130-241015-
Northern Rosebud/Northern Treasure Counties-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......60-65.
*   24 hr trend.........10 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........54-59 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............East winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......91-96.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........17-22 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms overnight.
* Min temperature.......61-66.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity..........74-79 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........20 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph in the
   evening...becoming west 5 to 10 mph overnight.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the morning.
* Max temperature.......84-89.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........22-27 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 57 to 62. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 86 to 91. North
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 86 to 91. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 88 to 93. Southeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 85 to 90.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 84 to 89.

$$

MTZ131-241015-
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation/Ashland Ranger District
Custer Natl Forest-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......59-64.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........58-63 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......88-93.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........17-22 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms overnight.
* Min temperature.......57-62.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........70-75 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the morning.
* Max temperature.......83-88.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........23-28 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 53 to 58. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 57. Highs 86 to 91. North
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 52 to 57. Highs 86 to 91. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 86 to 91. Southeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 85 to 90.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 84 to 89.

$$

MTZ132-241015-
Custer County-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......62-67.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........63-68 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............East winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......86-91.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to
   around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy with Scattered rain showers.
  Scattered thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated
  thunderstorms overnight.
* Min temperature.......60-65.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........76-81 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the evening.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy with Scattered rain showers
  and thunderstorms in the morning...then mostly sunny with
  Isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......81-86.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........29-34 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........8 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the
   morning...becoming north 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 56 to 61. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 83 to 88.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 83 to 88. East winds
5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 85 to 90. Southeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 83 to 88.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 82 to 87.

$$

MTZ133-241015-
Sioux Ranger District Custer National Forest-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......56-61.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........78-83 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......84-89.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........26-31 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to
   around 30 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........3.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms overnight.
* Min temperature.......58-63.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........88-93 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the evening.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny with Scattered rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.......80-85.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........37-42 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph in the
   morning...becoming north in the afternoon.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 54 to 59. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 53 to 58. Highs 82 to 87. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 81 to 86. East winds
5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 83 to 88. Southeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 82 to 87.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 80 to 85.

$$

WYZ274-241015-
Sheridan County-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......56-61.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........63-68 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......85-90.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy with Scattered rain showers.
  Scattered thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated
  thunderstorms overnight.
* Min temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........74-79 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Light winds.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......82-87.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........28-33 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50 to 55. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50 to 55. Highs 85 to 90. West
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 55. Highs 85 to 90. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 55. Highs 85 to 90. Southeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 54. Highs 83 to 88.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 83 to 88.

$$

WYZ284-241015-
Bighorn National Forest-
905 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Isolated thunderstorms late in the evening.
  Partly cloudy with isolated rain showers.
* Min temperature.......47-52.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........62-67 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......66-71.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........28-33 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Scattered thunderstorms in the evening.
  Mostly cloudy with Scattered rain showers.
* Min temperature.......42-47.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........80-85 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........18 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny with Scattered rain showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.......64-69.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........40-45 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 41 to 46. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 41 to 46. Highs 67 to 72. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 46. Highs 66 to 71. Northwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 46. Highs 68 to 73. West winds
5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 46. Highs 66 to 71.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 67 to 72.

$$

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