Weather Service Report

FXUS65 KBYZ 250942

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Billings MT 
342 AM MDT SAT JUN 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...valid for Tdy and Sun...

A quiet weekend is in store across the forecast area outside of
some gusty winds today. The upper low that brought some
thunderstorm activity across the area Saturday evening is slowly
shifting east across the northeast portions of the state and into
North Dakota and southern Canada. This low combined with a surface
low over the dakotas will result in a tight north/south pressure
gradient across the forecast area today, as well as some wrap
around clouds. Overall, a partly to mostly sunny day can be
expected along with dry conditions. However, gusty west to
northwest winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts around 40 mph will be
likely by this afternoon especially for areas north and east of
Billings. High temperatures today will be much cooler than the
past couple of days with readings in the 70s to around 80 degrees
which is at or slightly below normal for this time of year.

As for Sunday, skies will be mostly sunny. Although it will be
breezy at times, winds will not be nearly as gusty as today.
Afternoon highs will be slightly warmer with most areas in the
upper 70s to lower 80s. Hooley

.LONG TERM...valid for Mon...Tue...Wed...Thu...Fri...

Ridge of high pressure over the Rockies will keep our region
generally dry with above normal temperatures for much of the
extended period. Proggs indicate periodic short waves rounding
the ridge will give us a chance of convection. Best chance of
widespread convection points to Tuesday afternoon and
evening...and again late Thursday. EC and GFS then diverge on
position of ridge axis for next weekend. So confidence below
average for and will go with climo POP's for that time frame. BT



VFR conditions will prevail across TAF sites today. We do anticipate
brisk NW surface winds with gusts to 25-35 kts will spread across
the region between 12-17z this morning. BT



    Tdy Sun     Mon     Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri     
BIL 080 052/084 055/087 058/090 057/087 058/088 057/088
    0/N 00/U    01/U    13/T    32/T    22/T    23/T
LVM 075 041/083 046/085 049/089 048/085 047/087 048/087
    0/N 00/U    01/U    12/T    22/T    22/T    23/T
HDN 081 050/085 053/088 055/090 054/087 054/088 055/089
    0/N 00/U    01/U    14/T    42/T    12/T    22/T
MLS 075 055/083 055/084 059/089 059/084 058/087 058/085
    0/N 00/U    00/U    24/T    42/T    11/U    12/T
4BQ 080 053/086 055/088 059/093 058/087 057/089 058/089
    0/N 00/U    01/U    24/T    43/T    12/T    22/T
BHK 074 052/081 051/082 054/085 055/082 054/083 054/083
    0/N 00/U    00/U    24/T    43/T    11/U    12/T
SHR 077 045/083 048/087 052/090 053/085 051/087 053/088
    0/U 00/U    01/U    13/T    32/T    12/T    22/T





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