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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SCen and SErn Montana
National Weather Service Billings MT
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...Red Flag Warning in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Thursday for
   portions of South Central Montana... all of Southeast Montana...
   and portions of Northwest South Dakota...

Update to remove most of evening precipitation chances.

.DISCUSSION...
A cold front will push through central and eastern zones on
Thursday. This front will turn winds to the northwest by early
afternoon. Winds will become gusty with some gusts to 30 mph and
humidities will fall into the teens during the afternoon. Have
therefore upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning
for Thursday afternoon and evening. A few thundestorms are
possible along and behind the cold front over southeast Montana
Thursday afternoon. Friday will be less windy, but temperatures
will remain very warm and humidities low. The next cold frontal
passage is expected on Saturday. TWH

MTZ123-171030-
Gallatin National Forest-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......47-57 at 5000 feet...41-51 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........53-63 percent at 5000 feet...55-65 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......73-83 at 5000 feet...65-75 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........15-22 percent at 5000 feet...21-29 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
   in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Clear.
* Min temperature.......46-53 at 5000 feet...39-49 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........56-66 percent at 5000 feet...64-74 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......77-87 at 5000 feet...71-81 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........14-21 percent at 5000 feet...17-26 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 47 to 55. Southwest winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 55. Highs 77 to 86. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 54. Highs 75 to 83. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 54. Highs 75 to 83. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 54. Highs 76 to 85.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 77 to 85.

$$

MTZ124-171030-
Wheatland County/Sweet Grass County-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......51-56.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........48-53 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........23 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......80-85.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........18-23 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......47-52.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........64-69 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......86-91.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 50 to 55. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 54. Highs 83 to 88.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 53. Highs 80 to 85. Northwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 53. Highs 80 to 85. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 54. Highs 83 to 88.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 83 to 88.

$$

MTZ125-171030-
Stillwater County-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......56-61.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........47-52 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........17 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......80-85.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......52-57.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........49-54 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......85-90.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........14-19 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 59. Southwest winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 83 to 88.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 81 to 86. Northwest
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 79 to 84. East
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 82 to 87.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 82 to 87.

$$

MTZ126-171030-
Beartooth Ranger District Custer National Forest-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......53-60 at 5000 feet...44-54 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........45-55 percent at 5000 feet...55-65 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......74-84 at 5000 feet...66-76 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........17-23 percent at 5000 feet...25-35 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......52-57 at 5000 feet...42-52 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........45-53 percent at 5000 feet...54-64 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......78-88 at 5000 feet...70-80 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........17-22 percent at 5000 feet...21-31 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 55 to 60. Southwest winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 59. Highs 76 to 86.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
53 to 58. Highs 75 to 83. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 54 to 59. Highs 74 to 82. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 54 to 59. Highs 76 to 84.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 77 to 84.

$$

MTZ127-171030-
Golden Valley County/Musselshell county-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......61-66.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........39-44 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............North winds 5 to 15 mph late in the
   evening...becoming west 5 to 10 mph overnight.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......79-84.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
   in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......56-61.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........46-51 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............North winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......85-90.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........13-18 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 64. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 58 to 63. Highs 81 to 86.
Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 78 to 83. North
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 78 to 83. Northeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 80 to 85.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 82 to 87.

$$

MTZ128-171030-
Yellowstone County-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......57-62.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........54-59 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........18 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......84-89.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
   in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......54-59.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........54-59 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......89-94.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........14-19 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 62. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 86 to 91.
Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 83 to 88. North
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 82 to 87. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 85 to 90.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 86 to 91.

$$

MTZ129-171030-
Crow Indian Reservation/Bighorn Canyon Rec Area-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......54-63 at 5000 feet...52-57 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........44-54 percent at 5000 feet...47-57 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......74-84 at 5000 feet...70-76 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........17-26 percent at 5000 feet...22-28 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......52-58 at 5000 feet...50-55 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........50-55 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the evening.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......78-88 at 5000 feet...74-80 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........16-24 percent at 5000 feet...22-27 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 55 to 61. Southwest winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 61. Highs 77 to 87. North
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 54 to 59. Highs 74 to 84. North
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 54 to 59. Highs 73 to 83. Northeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 61. Highs 76 to 86.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 76 to 86.

$$

MTZ130-171030-
Northern Rosebud/Northern Treasure Counties-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......58-63.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........56-61 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......86-91.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
   in the afternoon.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......54-59.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........60-65 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30
   mph in the evening.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......90-95.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........13-18 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 59 to 64. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 58 to 63. Highs 86 to 91. North
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 85 to 90. Northeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 83 to 88. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 86 to 91.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 87 to 92.

$$

MTZ131-171030-
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation/Ashland Ranger District
Custer Natl Forest-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......55-60.
*   24 hr trend.........11 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........61-66 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........30 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......85-90.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........15-20 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
   in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......51-56.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........61-66 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......88-93.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........13-18 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 54 to 59. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 59. Highs 87 to 92. North
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 86 to 91. East
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 54 to 59. Highs 83 to 88. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 59. Highs 86 to 91.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 86 to 91.

$$

MTZ132-171030-
Custer County-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......57-62.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Max humidity..........55-60 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......84-89.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........14-19 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........61-66 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........6 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......85-90.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity..........16-21 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 58 to 63. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers. Lows 57 to 62. Highs
86 to 91. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
56 to 61. Highs 81 to 86. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 80 to 85. Northeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 82 to 87.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 83 to 88.

$$

MTZ133-171030-
Sioux Ranger District Custer National Forest-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......54-59.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........67-72 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........21 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South 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.......85-90.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........16-21 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........67-72 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......85-90.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 56 to 61. Southeast winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 87 to 92.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55 to 60. Highs 81 to 86. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 54 to 59. Highs 81 to 86. Northeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 82 to 87.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 82 to 87.

$$

WYZ274-171030-
Sheridan County-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy.
* Min temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........66-71 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........15 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 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.......82-87.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........21-26 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......48-53.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........67-72 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......87-92.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........18-23 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the
   morning...becoming east in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............West 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 51 to 56. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 51 to 56. Highs 86 to 91.
Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 51 to 56. Highs 84 to 89. Northwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50 to 55. Highs 82 to 87. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 51 to 56. Highs 84 to 89.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 90.

$$

WYZ284-171030-
Bighorn National Forest-
940 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Rest of Tonight...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers late
  in the evening.
* Min temperature.......45-50.
*   24 hr trend.........9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........72-77 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........15 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......64-69.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........31-36 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........4.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly clear.
* Min temperature.......39-44.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........70-75 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Sunny.
* Max temperature.......68-73.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........24-29 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........4.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 42 to 47. Southwest winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 47. Highs 69 to 74.
Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 42 to 47. Highs
67 to 72. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
42 to 47. Highs 65 to 70. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 47. Highs 67 to 72.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 67 to 72.

$$

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