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Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Billings Montana
853 PM MDT Tuesday Jul 28 2015

we have cancelled the High Wind Warning as winds have settled down
nicely at middle evening. There is some partial cloud cover but this
should decrease overnight for the most part as well. Rest of
forecast in good shape. Bt


Short term...valid for Wednesday and Thursday...

Winds will trend down quickly this evening with a dry and warmer
pattern developing for the rest of the week.

Winds have gusted around 60 miles per hour since middle morning over southeast
Montana including the Baker...Miles City and Ekalaka areas. We
have probably seen the strongest widespread winds of the day
already and should see a slow weakening trend for the rest of the
afternoon...with a quick relaxing of remaining winds by sunset.
Keeping the High Wind Warning going as a few light showers
crossing eastern Montana could push down a stronger wind gust
through the early evening hours. Any showers will dissipate
quickly this evening as well leaving a mostly clear overnight
across the forecast area.

A return to a typical summertime weather regime begins tomorrow.
Flow aloft becomes less amplified tomorrow and a dry west to
northwest flow will prevail into the weekend. Expect temperatures
to jump into the 80s for Wednesday and into the lower 90s for
Thursday under mostly sunny skies. Chambers

Long term...valid for Friday...Sat...sun...Mon...Tue...

Summertime ridging...which has been unusually absent the last few
weeks...will return to the forecast by the time the weekend
arrives. 500mb flow will be out of the west northwest with rising
heights as a ridge axis strengthens in eastern Washington state.
This should give our forecast area some of the warmest
temperatures in the past two weeks with most locations in the middle
to upper 90s away from the mountains on Saturday. Monsoonal
moisture should wrap around the ridge late in the weekend and
increase shower and thunderstorm chances through the remainder of
the period. The increasing moisture should cool temperatures
slighty but with our areas proximity to the ridge
axis...temperatures will be warmer than normal outside any
backdoor cold front late in the extended.




Winds have decreased across the forecast area this evening.
Look for some lingering brisk winds through 05z from kmls to kbhk
at 10 to 20 kts and occasional gusts to 25 kts. VFR will prevail
at all terminals overnight. Bt


Preliminary point temp/pops...

Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat sun Monday Tuesday
bil 053/084 056/089 058/093 061/096 061/094 060/092 060/090
00/u 00/u 00/u 01/u 11/b 12/T 21/b
lvm 046/080 048/086 050/086 054/088 054/087 054/087 054/086
00/u 00/u 00/u 01/u 11/b 12/T 22/T
hdn 052/085 055/091 058/095 057/098 058/095 057/094 057/091
00/u 00/u 00/u 01/u 11/b 12/T 22/T
mls 055/084 057/090 060/094 061/098 062/096 061/092 062/090
00/u 00/u 00/u 01/u 11/u 12/T 21/b
4bq 053/084 054/091 057/093 060/097 061/097 060/093 059/091
00/u 00/u 00/u 01/u 11/u 12/T 22/T
bhk 053/081 055/088 055/090 059/095 059/094 057/088 058/086
00/u 00/u 00/u 01/u 11/u 22/T 22/T
shr 049/080 052/087 054/089 053/093 056/093 055/091 055/089
00/u 00/u 00/u 01/u 12/T 22/T 23/T


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