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Sunrise 7:38AMSunset 4:45PM Friday November 27, 2020 4:28 PM MST (23:28 UTC) Moonrise 3:41PMMoonset 4:44AM Illumination 94% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Gardiner, MT
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Area Discussion for - Billings, MT
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Billings MT 259 PM MST Fri Nov 27 2020

DISCUSSION.

Today through Saturday night .

Gusty winds continue across much of the region this afternoon, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph along the foothill, gusts around 35 mph near Billings, and gusts of 20 to 30 around Miles City. Winds are expected to continue overnight, with persistent pressure gradient over the mountains.

Gusty winds are expected to increase around Livingston and Nye overnight, as gradient orientation becomes more north to south, supporting gap flow winds. Strongest winds appear to begin shortly before midnight, and continue through Saturday morning. Other areas in the foothills west of Billings could also see gusts of 45 to 55 mph Saturday. A weak cold front crossing the region Saturday should shut off the strongest gap winds around Livingston and the western foothills by early afternoon. Winds will turn more west to northwest behind the front and remain breezy, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph along the foothills. Lower elevations across southeast Montana will commonly see gusts of 25 to 35 mph.

Winds will taper off Saturday night, but become breezy again along the foothills Sunday, with gusts only around 25 mph.

Conditions are expected to remain dry through the period. Downslope flow and prefrontal warming will help drive highs into the low 50s Saturday, but it will likely not feel so warm with the wind. Temperatures Sunday will recover quickly following the front, with highs into the 50s once again, as upper level ridging builds in across the region. Gilstad

Monday through Wednesday .

The interruption to a very benign, dry pattern is a wave moving across the area Tuesday, which could bring some snow showers to the mountains. Otherwise the forecast is still dominated by winds. The strongest winds still are expected to be behind the system Tuesday and into Wednesday. Much of the area could see gusty day with gusts 30 to 40 mph. Temperatures wise, the pattern of highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s. Reimer

AVIATION.

VFR conditions will prevail through the period. West to southwest winds will gust to 45kts over the western foothills (K6S0/K3HT) will continue to decrease through the afternoon, with strong winds around KLVM continuing overnight. Reimer

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMP/POPS.

Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri ----------------------------------------------------------- BIL 032/048 025/045 029/051 031/041 023/042 023/046 026/049 00/N 00/U 00/N 11/N 00/N 00/U 00/U LVM 028/047 022/044 024/048 026/038 018/041 020/047 024/047 00/N 00/U 00/N 11/N 00/N 00/U 00/U HDN 024/050 021/046 020/052 027/043 020/041 018/046 020/049 00/E 00/U 00/U 11/N 10/B 00/U 00/U MLS 028/051 020/041 020/048 027/039 020/036 018/041 022/043 00/B 00/U 00/U 01/N 10/B 00/U 00/U 4BQ 027/053 020/041 021/051 025/039 020/036 018/043 022/046 00/U 00/U 00/U 01/N 11/B 00/U 00/U BHK 028/051 017/037 019/049 024/037 017/033 016/039 020/041 00/U 00/U 00/U 01/N 10/B 00/U 00/U SHR 023/053 019/043 018/054 023/039 016/039 016/046 021/049 00/B 00/U 00/U 11/N 11/B 00/U 00/U

BYZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MT . Wind Advisory in effect until 5 PM MST Saturday FOR ZONES 65-66. WY . None.

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