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Montana Weather Summary
National Weather Service Billings MT
424 AM MDT Sat Mar 17 2018

Areas of fog and low clouds prevailed across much of the state
overnight while some light snow lingered in the far eastern
sections. Visibility was as low as a quarter of a mile at some
locations such as Cut Bank, Lewistown and Big Timber.

Temperatures at 4 am were mainly in the 20s and 30s. The coolest
reading was 21 degrees at Dillon in the southwest. The warmest was
34 degrees in the city of Billings.

For today, areas of low clouds and fog will be stubborn through
the morning, but should diminish at most locations by afternoon
revealing a good deal of high cloudiness. Look for scattered rain
and snow showers to spread across the western half of the state.
Afternoon highs will be mainly in the 30s and 40s.


Office: GGW AWUS85 KGGW 170932 RWSGGW Regional Weather Summary National Weather Service Glasgow MT 332 AM MDT Sat Mar 17 2018 This is the Regional Weather Summary for the eastern two thirds of Montana, Southern Saskatchewan, and Western North Dakota. Fog, low cloud and periods of light snow are expected over the region through the weekend as a large storm system moves from the mountains into the plains. Fog and low cloud will linger today with highs in the 30s. Tonight, light snow returns, mainly to central Montana. Fog could linger over eastern Montana. Low temperatures will be in the low to mid 20s. Sunday the focus for snow shifts to the east. An inch or two of accumulation is possible in western North Dakota. Highs will be the 30s. $$
Office: TFX AWUS85 KTFX 162218 RWSMT Montana Weather Summary National Weather Service Great Falls MT 415 PM MDT Fri Mar 16 2018 Today...A Pacific weather system continued areas of rain, freezing rain and snow over much of eastern Montana. This same system also kept scattered rain and snow showers over the mountains of western and southwest Montana. The east slopes of the Rockies avoided much of the precipitation, but dense fog lingered there throughout the day. Winds were generally light, but wind gusts to 25 mph occurred out of the south through favored valleys in southwest Montana and out of the east across far eastern Montana. At 4 pm...Temperatures were mostly in the 30s east of the Rockies, but they were in the 40s across the west. The cold spot was Ekalaka at 23 degrees, while the warmest reading was 52 degrees in Missoula. Overnight...The precipitation over eastern Montana will move north and west to the Hi-Line, while the showers in the west increase and shift south and east to be more over southwest Montana. In between these two areas, fog will continue to be a problem. Temperatures will mostly fall into the 20s, with lows in the teens in the mountains. $$