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Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Billings Montana
905 am MDT sun Mar 29 2015

no significant adjustments to the forecast this morning...just
some tweaks to the wind and sky today. Looks like a weak warm
front will cross the forecast area this afternoon. Look for
locally breezy conditions this afternoon...but nothing remotely
close to yesterday. Bt


Short term...valid for today and Monday...

Quiet conditions into Monday with a broad upper ridge dominating
the northern rockies behind yesterdays event. Pieces of weak short
wave energy will top the ridge at times bringing with them some
high level clouds at times. Otherwise...the dry and unseasonably
warm conditions will continue. As for remaining fire weather
concerns...despite the frontal passage...temperatures today will
maximum in the 60s and back into the 70s for Monday. Raised both
todays and mondays temperatures several degrees as we continue to
overachieve in these dry airmasses. In case you forgot...normal
high temperatures are only lower still 15 to 20 degrees
above normal. Winds shouldn/T be too much of an issue the next two
days but some mixed out gusts up to 30 miles per hour will be possible
during maximum heating each afternoon. Relative humidities will remain
low...bottoming out in the teens. Frieders

Long term...valid for Tuesday...Wed...Thu...Fri...Sat...

No major changes with the long term. Given how temperatures
responded with the front today...have raised temperatures slightly
for Tuesday ahead of the next front. The GFS is tracking the low
slightly farther north with this run...and as not as
optimistic about precipitation across the area. The main winds will be
Wednesday behind the front with the main pressure rises. While
this system continue to have similarities to the front that moved
through does not seem to be as strong...though
gusts around 40 miles per hour are certainly possible. Through the rest of
the extended models continue to show generally unsettled weather
with chances for precipitation into the weekend...with the best chances
in the higher elevations. Reimer



VFR conditions will prevail today. Afternoon wind gusts to 25kts
are possible. Chambers

Preliminary point temp/pops...

Today Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat
bil 067 042/073 045/077 041/053 033/048 030/051 032/057
0/u 00/b 01/b 32/west 12/west 22/west 11/b
lvm 064 038/071 042/072 033/046 026/044 025/047 027/052
0/north 00/b 02/west 33/west 23/west 32/west 11/b
hdn 069 037/075 039/080 041/055 033/049 030/052 031/059
0/u 00/b 01/b 22/west 12/west 22/west 11/b
mls 066 039/071 041/079 043/055 033/047 030/051 032/058
0/u 00/b 01/b 22/west 12/west 21/b 11/b
4bq 066 036/072 039/080 041/055 032/048 029/050 030/058
0/u 00/b 00/b 22/west 12/west 22/west 11/b
bhk 061 035/068 038/077 040/053 031/045 027/048 030/055
0/u 00/b 01/b 22/west 12/west 21/b 11/b
shr 063 034/070 037/078 037/050 030/045 027/047 028/055
0/u 00/b 01/b 23/west 23/west 22/west 11/b


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