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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SCen and SErn Montana
National Weather Service Billings MT
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Showers and thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain will continue
today as a weather system moves slowly through the region. Highest
rain amounts today (an inch or more) will occur west of Billings.
A few severe storms capable of producing large hail and strong
winds are possible in eastern zones (130-133) this afternoon and
evening. Expect precipitation to taper off tonight. A drying and
warming trend will begin Thursday, and some locations could see 90
degrees for the first time this year by Friday or Saturday. JKL

MTZ123-232215-
Gallatin National Forest-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Cloudy with rain showers with isolated
  thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.......53-61 at 5000 feet...45-55 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........61-71 percent at 5000 feet...73-83 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........North winds 5 to 10 mph in the
   morning...becoming west in the afternoon.
*  Ridgetop.............Northeast 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................100 percent.
* Haines index..........2.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain
  showers overnight.
* Min temperature.......45-51 at 5000 feet...38-47 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........83-93 percent at 5000 feet...87-97 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......66-75 at 5000 feet...58-68 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........14 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........36-46 percent at 5000 feet...45-55 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........34 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers with isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 45 to 53. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
45 to 53. Highs 71 to 81. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 46 to 53. Highs 73 to 81. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows 46 to 53. Highs 66 to 73. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 46 to 53. Highs 64 to 71.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 65 to 73.

$$

MTZ124-232215-
Wheatland County/Sweet Grass County-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Cloudy with rain showers with isolated
  thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.......58-63.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........59-64 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............North winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................100 percent.
* Haines index..........2.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain
  showers overnight.
* Min temperature.......47-52.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Max humidity..........90-95 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......74-79.
*   24 hr trend.........16 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........36-41 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........23 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 48 to 53. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
49 to 54. Highs 79 to 84. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50 to 55. Highs 79 to 84. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows 51 to 56. Highs 72 to 77. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 50 to 55. Highs 69 to 74.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 71 to 76.

$$

MTZ125-232215-
Stillwater County-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Cloudy. Rain showers with isolated
  thunderstorms in the morning...then rain showers and scattered
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......61-66.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........48-53 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................100 percent.
* Haines index..........2.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain
  showers overnight.
* Min temperature.......49-54.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........79-84 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........15 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......74-79.
*   24 hr trend.........13 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........32-37 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........16 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 51 to 56. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
52 to 57. Highs 79 to 84. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 52 to 57. Highs 79 to 84. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows 52 to 57. Highs 72 to 77. Northwest winds 5 to
15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 51 to 56. Highs 68 to 73.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 71 to 76.

$$

MTZ126-232215-
Beartooth Ranger District Custer National Forest-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Cloudy. Rain showers with isolated
  thunderstorms in the morning...then rain showers and scattered
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......61-66 at 5000 feet...48-58 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........53-63 percent at 5000 feet...62-72 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................100 percent.
* Haines index..........2.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain
  showers overnight.
* Min temperature.......48-53 at 5000 feet...40-49 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity..........83-88 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........15 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   30 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 15 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Isolated rain showers in the
  morning...then Scattered rain showers with isolated thunderstorms
  in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......71-80 at 5000 feet...60-70 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........31-41 percent at 5000 feet...41-51 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........23 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 15 to 30 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers with isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 51 to 56. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
51 to 57. Highs 75 to 83. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 52 to 57. Highs 78 to 84. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows 51 to 56. Highs 70 to 76. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows 51 to 56. Highs 68 to 75.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 68 to 73.

$$

MTZ127-232215-
Golden Valley County/Musselshell county-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Cloudy. Rain showers with isolated
  thunderstorms in the morning...then numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......60-65.
*   24 hr trend.........6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........66-71 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........19 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph in the
   morning...becoming southeast in the afternoon.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................100 percent.
* Haines index..........2.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain
  showers overnight.
* Min temperature.......52-57.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........86-91 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........3 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......75-80.
*   24 hr trend.........15 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........32-37 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........34 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 15 to 25 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..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 55 to 60. West winds 10 to
20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 79 to 84. Southwest
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 56 to 61. Highs 80 to 85. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55 to 60. Highs 74 to 79. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 55 to 60. Highs 71 to 76.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 71 to 76.

$$

MTZ128-232215-
Yellowstone County-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Cloudy. Rain showers with isolated
  thunderstorms in the morning...then numerous rain showers and
  scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......64-69.
*   24 hr trend.........10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........50-55 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........7 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................100 percent.
* Haines index..........2.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain
  showers overnight.
* Min temperature.......51-56.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........86-91 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......79-84.
*   24 hr trend.........15 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........31-36 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........19 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 53 to 58. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 84 to 89. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 54 to 59. Highs 85 to 90. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 54 to 59. Highs 78 to 83. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 53 to 58. Highs 75 to 80.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 75 to 80.

$$

MTZ129-232215-
Crow Indian Reservation/Bighorn Canyon Rec Area-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Numerous rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered rain
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......59-69 at 5000 feet...53-61 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity..........56-66 percent at 5000 feet...61-71 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers
  overnight.
* Min temperature.......48-54 at 5000 feet...44-49 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........82-87 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........9 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 10 to 20 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......69-79 at 5000 feet...64-69 at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........35-45 percent at 5000 feet...42-50 percent
  at 7000 feet.
*   24 hr trend.........18 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
   30 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 20 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 52 to 57. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 59. Highs 74 to 84. West winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 53 to 59. Highs 75 to 85. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 51 to 57. Highs 67 to 77. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 51 to 56. Highs 64 to 74.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 65 to 75.

$$

MTZ130-232215-
Northern Rosebud/Northern Treasure Counties-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Cloudy with rain showers with isolated
  thunderstorms in the morning...then partly sunny with scattered
  rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......72-77.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........55-60 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........12 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............East winds 5 to 15 mph in the
   morning...becoming south in the afternoon.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................90 percent.
* Haines index..........2.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Scattered thunderstorms in the evening.
  Mostly cloudy with Scattered rain showers.
* Min temperature.......54-59.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........93-98 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent wetter.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......80-85.
*   24 hr trend.........8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........34-39 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........21 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 57 to 62. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 85 to 90. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 58 to 63. Highs 89 to 94. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 58 to 63. Highs 83 to 88. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 57 to 62. Highs 80 to 85.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 79 to 84.

$$

MTZ131-232215-
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation/Ashland Ranger District
Custer Natl Forest-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny with isolated thunderstorms.
  Numerous rain showers...mainly in the morning.
* Max temperature.......74-79.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........36-41 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................50 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers
  overnight.
* Min temperature.......50-55.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........84-89 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........9 percent drier.
* 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...................30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......77-82.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........31-36 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........5 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 20 to 35 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 53 to 58. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 82 to 87. West winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 59. Highs 86 to 91.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 54 to 59. Highs 80 to 85. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 53 to 58. Highs 77 to 82.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 74 to 79.

$$

MTZ132-232215-
Custer County-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy with rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then mostly sunny with
  scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......76-81.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Min humidity..........40-45 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................70 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers
  overnight.
* Min temperature.......53-58.
*   24 hr trend.........3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........89-94 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......75-80.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........39-44 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........1 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 55 to 60. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 81 to 86. West winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 57 to 62. Highs 85 to 90. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 58 to 63. Highs 81 to 86. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 57 to 62. Highs 77 to 82.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 76 to 81.

$$

MTZ133-232215-
Sioux Ranger District Custer National Forest-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy in the morning...then
  becoming mostly sunny. Isolated thunderstorms. Numerous rain
  showers...mainly in the morning.
* Max temperature.......77-82.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........34-39 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........Unchanged.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................40 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.......51-56.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........87-92 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............South winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny.
* Max temperature.......78-83.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity..........32-37 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........2 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Plains...............West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL...................1...no thunderstorms.
* CWR...................Zero.
* Haines index..........2.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 54 to 59. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 84 to 89. West winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 86 to 91.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 57 to 62. Highs 82 to 87. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 56 to 61. Highs 78 to 83.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 74 to 79.

$$

WYZ274-232215-
Sheridan County-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny with isolated thunderstorms.
  Scattered rain showers...mainly in the morning.
* Max temperature.......73-78.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........38-43 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........13 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........South winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............South 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................30 percent.
* Haines index..........3.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain
  showers overnight.
* Min temperature.......48-53.
*   24 hr trend.........2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity..........87-92 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........11 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 15 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................20 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......77-82.
*   24 hr trend.........4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........34-39 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........4 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  Slope/valley.........West winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridgetop.............West 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL...................2...1 to 8 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................Less than 10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50 to 55. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 55. Highs 81 to 86. West winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 52 to 57. Highs 85 to 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 52 to 57. Highs 77 to 82. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows 50 to 55. Highs 75 to 80.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 73 to 78.

$$

WYZ284-232215-
Bighorn National Forest-
335 AM MDT Wed May 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Numerous rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered rain
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......55-60.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity..........43-48 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........10 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................60 percent.
* Haines index..........2.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather...........Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then Isolated rain showers
  overnight.
* Min temperature.......38-43.
*   24 hr trend.........1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity..........80-85 percent.
*   24 hr trend.........18 percent drier.
* Wind (20 ft)
*  At Burgess Jct.......Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
* LAL...................3...9 to 15 strikes/15 min/cell.
* CWR...................30 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather...........Partly sunny. Scattered rain showers with
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.......60-65.
*   24 hr trend.........5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity..........40-45 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...................10 percent.
* Haines index..........3.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers with isolated
thunderstorms. Lows 39 to 44. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
40 to 45. Highs 65 to 70. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows 42 to 47. Highs 70 to 75. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows 42 to 47. Highs 62 to 67. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows 41 to 46. Highs 59 to 64.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 58 to 63.

$$

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