Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:07AM||Sunset 7:32PM||Sunday March 24, 2019 2:44 AM MDT (08:44 UTC)||Moonrise 11:12PM||Moonset 8:31AM||Illumination 88%|
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Area Discussion for - Billings, MT  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service billings mt
853 pm mdt Sat mar 23 2019
Precipitation is still expected to impact southeastern montana
overnight. However, hi-res models have delayed the timing of it,
and showers won't occur now until after midnight. Patchy to areal
fog may occur in carter county and surrounding areas overnight,
and have been added to the weather grids. A combination of both
fog and precipitation will reduce visibility to under a mile at
Short term Valid for Sun and mon...
a fairly complex weather pattern exists over the western conus,
with a low over NE ks, a nearly stationary trof over central mt,
and a shortwave in the SW flow aloft over the great basin. Blx
radar shows weak echoes in a band from hysham to colstrip and lame
deer... But these are more suggestive of sprinkles rather than
anything heavier. We are seeing some light rain spread from near
devils tower into southern carter county.
Main issue in the short term period is any increase in the flood
potential W some rain tonight through Sunday night. Very modest
southerly jet over mid level convergent axis will bring greatest
precipitation in an area from roughly miles city to alzada, and in
a more general sense east of rosebud county. Guidance and ensemble
means show 0.10-0.30 inches of precipitation in this area, but
could see locally higher amounts if a heavier convergent band
develops. Snow cover over southeast mt has diminished quite a bit
over the last few days so do not see much of a rain on snow issue,
but rather what any rain will do to streams rivers that are
already high or have ice jams. Will continue to highlight all of
our hydro concerns in the esf. Further west conditions will be
drier tonight into tomorrow morning, then ascent from great basin
trof will bring a good chance of showers to western into central
areas, especially the mountains and foothills, Sunday afternoon
and evening. Mountains will see a few inches of snowfall.
Foothills places like nye and red lodge could see a mix or brief
changeover to wet snow, but any accumulation should be an inch or
less as this will not be a cold system. Areas near the dakotas
border may also mix with wet snow by Sunday night but surface
temperatures should stay warm enough to keep accumulations very
Shortwave will depart from west to east and we will see drying
late Sunday night thru Monday morning.
Temperatures tomorrow will take a step down as we pull in some
cooler easterly winds. Look for highs in the 40s to lower 50s. It
will be warmer with better mixed southwest winds on Monday,
especially in our west, and should see highs further in the 50s
and into the lower 60s, especially as lower elevation snow cover
continues to dwindle.
Long term Valid for tue... Wed... Thu... Fri... Sat...
ridging will continue Tuesday into Wednesday with warmer and dry
conditions possible throughout the entire cwa. Drier and warmer
conditions are expected through this time with many locations
seeing upper 60's and possibly even the 70's on Tuesday and
lowering to the 50's and 60's on Wednesday.
The ridge flattens Wednesday ahead of the next system that is set
to impact our area Wednesday night. The jet will also move east
through montana bringing energy and moisture to eastern montana.
Models are in agreement that a large portion of the CWA will see
precip and cooler temperatures with a possible chance at snow
affecting the lower elevations. This system is still quite a few
days out so please stay tuned for forecast updates on this system.
High temperatures will drop into the 30's and 40's on Thursday
through Saturday. Expect lows to drop to the teens and 20's.
A combination of rain and fog will bring ifr or lower flight
conditions to much of southeast mt tonight through Sunday. Poor
flying weather will likely impact kmls, kbhk, 4bq and 97m. Further
west, scattered showers will produce local MVFR conditions, and
mountains will be frequently obscured in snow showers over the
next 24 hours. Jkl
Preliminary point temp pops
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri sat
bil 036 052 035 060 037 067 038 058 035 047 027 042 024 047
23 W 51 b 01 b 24 r 56 o 53 W 21 b
lvm 028 046 028 053 029 053 030 046 026 038 019 036 016 039
35 W 60 N 02 W 35 r 57 o 53 j 21 b
hdn 033 053 032 059 032 068 034 059 032 048 024 041 021 047
23 W 42 W 00 b 23 r 56 o 53 W 21 b
mls 036 046 032 052 032 066 035 057 033 047 025 041 022 045
8+ r 61 E 00 b 12 r 45 o 32 j 11 b
4bq 035 049 033 054 033 068 036 061 035 048 026 041 022 045
47 r 33 W 00 b 02 r 56 o 43 W 21 b
bhk 034 042 029 046 031 061 033 056 032 044 022 039 020 042
45 r 72 W 00 b 01 b 34 o 21 b 11 b
shr 033 052 033 057 032 065 034 058 032 045 024 039 020 043
35 W 42 W 00 b 02 r 47 o 64 W 31 b
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|Billings, Billings Logan International Airport, MT||25 mi||52 min||SW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||38°F||30°F||73%||1016.8 hPa|
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