Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Billings MT
351 PM MDT Mon Oct 15 2018

.SHORT TERM...valid for Tue and Wed...

A pocket of mid-level moisture that brought a few flurries and
sprinkles to parts of the area this morning has moved
southeastward in northwest flow aloft out of the area, and mostly
sunny skies have moved in. Northwesterly winds are mixing down to
the surface with gusts to 40 mph over parts of southeastern MT.
These winds should continue the rest of the afternoon and then
decrease after sunset.

Northwesterly flow will continue on Tuesday with breezy
conditions expected over southeast MT again in the afternoon. The
jet will then lift northward for Wednesday and low-level winds
will switch to south/southwesterly ahead of a weak front/surface
trough of low pressure that will move eastward across MT Wednesday
night.

High temperatures will generally range from the middle 50s to to
the lower 60s on Tuesday and then 60s for Wednesday. Low
temperatures will generally be in the 30s each night, tonight
through Wednesday night. RMS

.LONG TERM...valid for Thu...Fri...Sat...Sun...Mon...

Very little change from previous extended forecast. Ensembles were
in decent agreement overall, except the GEFS/GFS showed some
pattern uncertainty from Saturday onward. Will continue the dry
forecast through the period. A backdoor cold front will move into
the area Thursday or Thu. night., bringing cooler temperatures for
Friday. Otherwise, anticyclonic flow will be over the area on
Thursday with temperatures in the 60s, and dry NW flow will be
over the region for Friday. Upper ridging with temperatures mainly
in the 60s will prevail for Saturday through Monday. Arthur

&&

.AVIATION...

Current VFR conditions will persist through tonight and into
Tuesday morning at all terminals. Surface winds are currently
gusting up to 30 kt at KBIL, KMLS, and KLVM, but will decrease
through the evening and night. By Tuesday morning, surface winds
at all terminals will be westerly. Vertz

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMP/POPS...

    Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri     Sat     Sun     Mon
-----------------------------------------------------------
BIL 035/060 036/063 039/066 037/058 036/063 040/065 040/062
    00/N    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U
LVM 030/058 032/063 035/063 034/059 035/064 038/065 038/062
    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    01/U
HDN 034/059 033/064 035/066 037/058 035/063 037/065 039/062
    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U
MLS 037/056 034/064 037/065 037/056 032/060 037/063 038/059
    00/B    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U
4BQ 036/058 034/065 037/065 037/056 032/061 036/066 037/061
    00/U    00/U    00/U    01/U    00/U    00/U    00/U
BHK 035/054 033/062 037/064 035/054 030/056 034/062 035/057
    00/B    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    01/U
SHR 029/056 031/061 032/064 035/056 033/062 036/065 036/061
    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U    00/U

&&

.BYZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MT...None.
WY...None.

&&

$$
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