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FXUS65 KBYZ 290900
AFDBYZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
300 AM MDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.SHORT TERM...VALID FOR TDY AND MON...

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
MAX 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 50S...SO 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 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE
DURING MAX HEATING EACH AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL REMAIN
LOW...BOTTOMING OUT IN THE TEENS. FRIEDERS

.LONG TERM...VALID FOR TUE...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 SUCH...IS NOT AS
OPTIMISTIC ABOUT PRECIP 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 SATURDAY...IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE AS STRONG...THOUGH
GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH ARE CERTAINLY POSSIBLE. THROUGH THE REST OF
THE EXTENDED MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW GENERALLY UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH CHANCES FOR PRECIP INTO THE WEEKEND...WITH THE BEST CHANCES
IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. REIMER

&&

.AVIATION...

WINDS HAVE CALMED DOWN CONSIDERABLY ACROSS THE AREA...ALTHOUGH
WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY SOUTH AND EAST OF BILLINGS UNTIL MORNING.
VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THROUGH SUNDAY. WINDS WILL
INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE PLAINS...MAINLY BETWEEN 15 TO
20 KNOTS. REIMER

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMP/POPS...

    TDY MON     TUE     WED     THU     FRI     SAT
-------------------------------------------------------
BIL 067 042/073 045/077 041/053 033/048 030/051 032/057
    0/U 00/B    01/B    32/W    12/W    22/W    11/B
LVM 064 038/071 042/072 033/046 026/044 025/047 027/052
    0/U 00/B    02/W    33/W    23/W    32/W    11/B
HDN 069 037/075 039/080 041/055 033/049 030/052 031/059
    0/U 00/B    01/B    22/W    12/W    22/W    11/B
MLS 066 039/071 041/079 043/055 033/047 030/051 032/058
    0/U 00/B    01/B    22/W    12/W    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/W    12/W    22/W    11/B
BHK 061 035/068 038/077 040/053 031/045 027/048 030/055
    0/U 00/B    01/B    22/W    12/W    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/W    23/W    22/W    11/B

&&

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

&&

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